This text explores the wide range of freelance opportunities available to professionals, and provides practical, step-by-step guidance to setting up a successful freelance business, either full-or part-time. While the term freelance is often applied to writers and commercial artists, this book profiles over 150 professions where independent freelancers are in high demand, including accounting, financial planning, law, editing, engineering, architecture, science and technology, education and training, computer programming, health care, physical therapy, and many more. The text includes ideas for marketing skills, promoting good customer relations, handling difficult customers, and getting paid. Tax aspects of self-employment are also covered. A resource guide lists hundreds of associations and organizations professionals can turn to for help. There are also references and 150 career profiles.