Freelancing is becoming much more popular nowadays. A freelance worker or freelancer is a self-employed person who works in different projects of different employers. Usually, a freelancer is not committed to work under a particular employer as it is done in the normal official jobs. Common freelancing fields are writing, publishing, film-making, journalism, photojournalism, editing, event management and planning, computer programming, graphic design, web design, web development, translating, and more like these. The works that can be done from a distant place are usually ideal for the freelancers.
In normal jobs, payments are done as salaries per week, per month, or per annual. In freelancing jobs, works are done and paid by the hour, day, or page; or some payments may be done per project. Here for the convenience of the readers, the income earned by a freelancer in a year is termed as the salary of a freelancer. The salary of a freelancer may vary according to location, experience, industry, company, and benefits. It varies highly according to locations. If you need several thousand dollars to hire a freelancer who is living in the USA or Australia, the same quality freelancer you can get only for several hundred dollars if the freelancer lives in the countries of South Asia. This is one of the main reasons for the popularity of the outsourcing. In the case of international freelancing, internet is the main communication technology. As this technology is available in the developed world the freelancers get different facilities in those countries; in the developing world freelancing through the internet is becoming popular, but not too many people know about online freelancing.
Considering the statistical report published in the Socialsecurity.gov site, you will see that the average wage index for 2009 is 40,711. According to the Unathleticmag.com, in the USA the average individual income in 2010 was around 46,800 dollars. After viewing these reports and reading the articles, you may be astonished hearing that the average freelance salaries is 68,000 dollars, which is the latest statistics published in the Simplyhired.com. To bring out this result all jobs that are termed with freelance are considered. Millions of jobs are enlisted there. Now to know about the average salaries in different fields of the freelancing jobs next paragraph can help you.
Statistical reports about the freelance job salaries that are available over the internet are for the developed countries like USA, UK. Average freelance writer salaries in New York, is around 66,000 dollars. Whereas, an online freelance writer in a South Asian country incoming only around 2,000 dollars per year. These data are according to the date 1st June 2011, for reference you can visit the Simplyhired.com. Now, consider the field of freelance web designer, here you will get a figure of 57,000 dollars per year in the United States. Such fields like web designer or web developer earned more in the past years. It may be for the increasing number of designers and developers, and for the available tools for web designing and developing. For the freelance graphic designers the figure is almost similar, it is around 53,000 dollars in the USA.
From the Totaljobs.com, a statistical report of average salaries of freelancers can be found. There you will see that the average salary of a freelancer in the UK is around 39,000 pounds. As comparing to other jobs you will see the average salaries in freelancing field is not bad, in some cases that may much higher than a usual job. In case of online freelancing jobs, you will enjoy many facilities like performing tasks just from your home or any other convenient place that saves a significant conveyance amount.