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Freelancing Prerequisite

This is part of a series of articles on becoming a Freelancer Entrepreneur. These articles are meant for first-time freelancers and the more experienced freelancers may find some parts elementary.  I shall start dwelling deeper into each aspect once we get done with the basics. If you wish to contribute to this topic please write to I will be happy to incorporate your ideas as well.

In this article, we will be defining some terms related to freelancing. 
As a beginner in freelancing, there are some terms you should be familiar with in order to converse as a freelance professional when chatting with a client/customer. Below are some of the terms:


This is a one term project for a freelancer.


A freelancer is a self-employed individual who renders services to clients, and often to multiple clients at a time. It is also a term which is commonly used for a person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term. A freelancer has the freedom to pick and choose their projects and companies they would like to be associated with.


This means working on a contract basis for a variety of companies, as opposed to working as an employee for a single company.


A proposal is a plan or an idea, which is formal and written down and it is presented for clients to consider for acceptance.


A client is someone who pays for services. Companies and other organizations may also be your client as a freelancer. 


It is an offer or a certain price for a service you will render to a potential client.


A contract is a legally binding agreement which recognizes and governs the rights and duties of the parties in the agreement.

With this information, you can start freelancing today by signing up on Affirm Career website to connect with more clients that are looking for freelancers.

In the next article, we will be listing out some of the websites you can start freelancing according to their categories

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