Wait! I know exactly what question brought you here. How you will start your freelancing career? Well to answer all of your confusion about getting started as a freelancer, I have sum up pretty good information as per my experience with freelancing.
So the first thing first, I know some of you are well aware with the term “Freelancer” but to make it easy to more interesting lets dive into the basic first for our fellow readers who have zero knowledge or who are confused with the term.
Who is a Freelancer ?
“A freelancer or freelance worker is a term commonly used for a person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term”.You have heard about many platforms like upwork, fiverr, people per hour, freelancer and many more like this.
But this post is not about getting into those, it’s about going into right direction before diving into any of these platforms.I will share information that how you guys can get started in future post but for now let’s stick to the topic!
When I started my freelancing career I didn’t know what was the best approach to starting it or how can I convert it into a full time business.There are many mistakes that I’ve done during my journey which I want to share with you guys so you guys can be on the right track.
The most common mistake
Every person who starts his freelancing career now a days have the most common problem which is starting their freelance journey with tips and tricks from other experienced freelancers, The point is yes those tricks works but for the newbie that could be the path in which he could earn more than 3 figures in their staring one or two months but few question could pop up in mind.
- What if the tricks does not work after that ?
- How you will survive if there is not one to guide you ?
You will be having a lot of questions in your mind in that time and it might be possible you will not get the answers for the question you are looking for. I will address all the questions for you right now! Yes right now so you guys will not have to suffer from these questions in the future!
The right way to start a successful freelancing career!
Well first things first if you want to start your career you should have patience in you. The things which runs in long term requires some hard-work and dedication.
Let’s breakdown things in steps:
- If you want to start your career at-least give 6 months to yourself in learning. It’s not an approach to become rich overnight.
- Start with what you like or what you want to do, like I’m a Web Developer because it’s my passion to experiment with new technologies in my area..
- Be motivated & have patience.
- Don’t go for the tricks believe me it will backfire with a lot of headache.
- Be an action taker
- Don’t look on others that how they are earning $$$ instead put all of your effort in the direction you are moving forward.
The cheat sheet for a successful freelancing career
The following are some tips that could help you go in the right direction.
Set Your Goal
When I started my freelancing career, I just started without any goal the disadvantage of this approach was that with every day passing my motivation level was decreasing and I was fedup that why I’m not getting any work. For sometime I quit freelancing but after sometime going through some motivational video I came to know that there was one thing that I was lacking and that was I didn’t setup any Goal.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Yes folks this is the most important thing when you start your journey so setup your goals and achieve them to achieve a successful freelancing career.
Select your working area
There are almost every field in which you can do freelancing, like Web Development, graphic designing, content writing, mobile application development etc. Be sure to select the field in which you enjoy your working hours.
Build Up your skills
You don’t have to pay for the heavy courses, Remember Youtube and Google are your best buddies in this scenarios. Start from the beginner level then intermediate that will be sufficient for you to get dive into the platforms like upwork, fiverr etc
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Most important *Communication*
Yes, the key point in running a successful freelancing career is communication. To improve this you can watch some youtube videos on writing and verbal communications. It improves with time but getting some training on it will help you alot.
Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.
– Paul J. Meyer
Hope all the information will help you guys in starting up your career as a freelancer.
Stay tuned there is plenty of stuff coming
Let me know in the comments about your questions would love to answer them :).