Freelancing usually allows those working from home to allot some time to themselves. This is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill or brush up on old rusty ones. Why not practice a new language that would open up and enhance your freelancing opportunities?
Simply put, being fluent in a second language opens thousands of opportunities. Employers who need language skills automatically put language speakers to the top of the list, executing your chance at the assignment much more quickly. Many freelance positions entail translating documents and interpreting over the phone. These two skills alone are very profitable and much needed in government, healthcare and legal sectors of any industry.
Freelance positions may entail teaching, a universal trait of many second language speakers. Universities, community colleges and independent schools look for teachers to lead online classes. Online classes usually involve open chat forums and/or phone instruction with varying schedules. Especially in large cities, freelance teaching is valued among immigrant populations, like English as a Second Language Instruction.
Learning a language is not an easy feat and requires much discipline. Choose a language that is appealing to the ears. Maybe a rough German accent sounds attractive, or the smooth romantic sound of a Spanish tongue. Seek friends that teach in order to learn through an open, communicative approach. Having instruction, even through an online program, enables effective private practice. Private practice can be done anytime of the day through grammar worksheet drills, singing in songs, writing open essays, reading the news, and listening to podcasts or television. Learning a language is fun and knowing it can be applied to future freelance assignments is a great motivation booster.