The number of of people who are self employed or work as freelancers has rapidly increased over the last decade or so. Self employment rose from 3.8 million to nearly 4.7 million in the past decade. The are various reasons why so many people are choosing self employment over being employed. Flexibility and income potential are some of the many factors that are contributing to this change in self employment trends. But it is not an easy choice to make when it comes to freelancing or being self employed. It sounds great to have flexibility in the way you work but sometimes it could prove to be incredibly challenging to get work. The following are some of the steps you could take to increase the chances of getting freelance jobs.