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Freelance and Home Based Business

Freelance Resources

The Web and book resources in this section provide a wealth of information for individuals wanting to work as a freelance or start a home based business. Also refer to the resources for entrepreneurs.

AllFreelanceWork.com - AllFreelanceWork.com is a central information base for freelancers. Offers freelancers articles and advice in their bi-weekly ezine, a free job site enabling freelancers and project managers to be matched efficiently. Freelancers can search jobs by category or use advanced fields to browse projects, and a portfolio system to showcase their skills and talents.

American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA) - Helps professional freelance writers advance their writing careers.

Elance - One of the most popular freelance job sites. Great for freelance writers, Web designers, programmers, SEO firms, xml programmers and graphic designers. Elance offers membership plans for individuals and businesses, from a free basic plan to fee based plans, with no long-term contracts, sign-up fees, or termination fees, and with the flexibility to cancel or upgrade at any time.

Free Lance Bulletin Boards - Free Lance Bulletin board is a lively place where you can find freelance jobs and opportunities in many different areas.

Freelance.com - Freelance.com is a free global resource for freelance projects and professionals, specializing in IT, telecommunications, training and consulting.

FreelanceSwitch - FreelanceSwitch provides daily posts covering a variety of topics for freelancers need, a freelance job board, podcasts so you can learn a little something while you work or commute, a forum for support and advice from other freelancers, and a resources section.

Freelance Writing Jobs - On this site you’ll find daily job leads for freelance writers including telecommuting, writing, editing, blogging, and publishing jobs. In addition you’ll find business and job tips, articles on writing, social networking opportunities, and more.

Guru - Guru.com directly connects businesses with freelancers who specialize in over 160 professional categories including: website design, programming, graphic design, business consulting, and administrative support. Professionals seeking work either register as a free (Basic) member or a subscribing (Guru) member.

iFreelance - iFreelance.com offers freelancers, from artists and photographers to programmers and writers, a resource for finding their next outsourced project. Freelancers can advertise to buyers, bid on projects, showcase their portfolio, and promote their own Web site, and more. iFreelance offers three membership levels from which to choose.

Society of Professional Journalists: Freelance Directory - For more than 100 years the Society of Professional Journalists has been dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press. Enhance your career through regular contact with other professionals from print, broadcast, online, freelance and trade publications. Membership ranges from $36-$90.00 per year and includes listing in their freelance directory, professional development through national and regional conferences and other programs, access to nearly 250 chapters nationwide, up-to-date industry news and information, and more.

Sologig.com - Sologig.com is a niche Web site specializing in connecting contract-to-hire, contractors, freelancers, and consultants with quality employers looking for independent professionals. Registration is free. There’s also no bidding on Sologig—you choose which projects you are interested in and negotiate pricing directly with the employer.

Writers Weekly - WritersWeekly.com is one of the oldest and most respected sites on freelance writing. There you will find a wealth of resources for writers including freelance job listings, e-courses, articles, and listings of new paying markets for freelance writers around the world.

Writers Write - Writers Write is a free Internet resource for getting published online. From finding out where and how to submit your work to tracking your submissions, writers can find it all on this Web site. Includes job listings, writer's guidelines, chat, message boards, book reviews and classified ads.

Home Based Business Resources

Business Know-How - Business Know-How provides practical information tools and resources for starting, growing and managing small and home-based businesses.

Home Based Business Digest - Home Based Business Digest is a FREE newsletter containing articles with ideas and programs designed to help proprietors of home-based businesses and those interested in home-based businesses.

HomeBusiness.com - HomeBusiness.com provides essential and innovative services, products and guidance for the home business, small business and entrepreneurial community.

Home Business® Magazine - Home Business Magazine provides resources and articles, for individuals wanting to start a Home-Based Business.

HomeWorkingMom.com - HomeWorkingMom.com provides work at home jobs, freelance and home business information, ideas and opportunities especially for moms.