How to Get Started in Freelancing



As more people step (or are pushed) off the corporate ladder, many are landing in the exciting, rewarding and sometimes scary role of free agent.

"I was tired of doing assignments I didn't like on a schedule I couldn't control," says Mary Beth Neumann, who quit her job at a major consulting firm. Neumann had just had a baby, and rather than work 60 hours a week bringing in hefty billings that went mostly to supplement the partners' incomes, she opted to strike out on her own.