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If you are graduating from college and beginning to think about getting into a competitive field, you may be wondering about freelancing especially when you do not have a full-time job yet.

While the economy is on an upswing, some graduates find it daunting to make it in the big world, considering the idea of job security. With all of these things going on, some graduates have decided to take a shot at freelancing while they were in school or pursue it as a career choice right after graduation.

If this is something you have been doing for a while or something that may just be new to you, freelancing offers a plethora of opportunities most especially for the graduates who have grown comfortable with the social media and the world of the internet. And if you are also giving freelancing a thought, here are some of the reason why you should actually consider it.

Freelancing can be a stepping stone to becoming an entrepreneur

According to Entrepreneur, freelancers are the fastest growing segment in the workforce of the United States and freelancing can be considered as the highest form of individual entrepreneurism. This means that it can be your stepping stone to becoming a business person because just like business owners, you are also marketing your skills and services to customers.

Freelancing can offer a variety of jobs

Freelancing is an excellent way to expand your portfolio especially when you are fresh from college according to Freelance Folder. It can also be a perfect option for people who prefer to manage their own time and to be their own boss.

Freelancing can help you transition to being a business founder

If you have already started as a freelancer, the portfolio and reputation you have built can pave the way for you to start your own company. It will come from your repeat customers who will make sure that there is sufficient business coming in. Later on, you can already hire your own employees and start your career as a business owner.

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