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Freelance/Consulting Careers

As a freelancer or consultant, you have a tremendous amount of career choices when it comes to specializing in a particular area. Whether you are a freelance writer or graphic artist, for example, here you find resources to help you work effectively in your chosen field of expertise.

Hot Trends in Consulting
Discover if your expertise could be put to use providing professional guidance in one of these trendy new areas for consulting and freelancing.

Five Components of a Design Project
When accepting a graphic design project, help prepare your clients for the road ahead by educating them about how a typical project works. This article is a good primer for reviewing the five phases of a basic design project.

Basics for Moving from Hobby to Business in Arts and Crafts
If you've dabbled in art as a hobby, now may be the time to transition to a freelance career in arts and crafts. The About.com Arts and Crafts/Business Guide takes youi through the step-by-step process of building a serious business.

Starting a Part-time Tutoring Service
Services addressing the children's and young teen's markets have huge growth potential. Freelancing as an educational tutor definitely adds up to success. Beth Lewis shows how to make the part-time venture work.

Writing a Contract for a Graphic Design Project
Before starting a project for a client, graphic designers should have a signed contract. Desktop Publishing Guide, Jacci Howard Bear explains how to write a usable contract.

3 Profitable Consulting Resources You Must Have to Succeed
There are 3 basic but powerful consulting business tools that you must have to appear professional, competent and worthy of your prospect’s business.

How to Create a Great Consulting Business Plan
A business plan is dynamic and designed to be modified as the business grows. Its structure is flexible. Your business plan needs to be quick and effective.

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