Hey guyes how are you . I hope your are well. Today I will show you how to start freelancing. Are you thinking of freelancing? But do you understand – or how to start:? Then this guide is for you.I created this as an ultimate guide on how to start freelancing for beginners.
If you want to start freelancing as a writer, web designer or developer. Then you must follow the instructions below. Before you go any further, I need to clarify a few things.Freelancing is a lot more complicated than you might think. Some people believe anyone with a laptop and an internet connection can earn money online.
But, it’s not true.Continue reading only if you’re willing to work hard to achieve your goal of becoming a freelancer and finding financial freedom.Also, be sure to read the recommended links to learn more about each section.Now, let’s start.
Step1: Get the right instructions
Freelancing is not a scheme to get rich quick. This requires a lot of hard work.When you are desperate you make terrible choices and decisions. And this is exactly why I always advise not to start freelancing to make quick money.
I often get questions from freelancers as to whether they can work using just one smartphone. The quick answer is none. At least not the ones that deserve to be done. The features of the smartphone app are limited. You need a computer to work properly and run the software needed to deliver great results.
Also, be sure to read the tips in the article below before going further.
Step2: Find your Skill
The next and most important role to play is to find your inner skills.But you must find a skill that is in great demand in the marketplace.For example we can say If you specialize in drawing, graphics, design, then first you have to make sure that you have a job in this group in freelancing. If you have a job in this group, then you can reach your desired goal.
Step3: Show your Skill
You can put a few demo works on your profile to show off your skills.Once you find a marketable skill, you should make sure you can offer it as a service. Simply put, you need to be really good at what you do to be able to get paid for it.
For example, let’s say you want to be a freelance writer for health and wellness blogs. This category has good demand. You also have experience writing about it in school or college.However, that doesn’t mean you can write blog posts for online audiences. Blogs and online publications use very different writing styles and formatting for articles. Mainly to attract general audiences.So now you need to learn how to write blog posts for online audiences. Learn how to use WordPress.
How to make graphics for articles. And more.It’s the same for every other freelancing skill out there. You can’t just jump right in without even trying to learn the basics. You must polish up your skills first.Read books, subscribe to YouTube channels, and blogs related to your skill and industry.Also, taking online courses is the most effective way to properly learn and polish up a skill. Check the links below for recommendations.Deloping a skill from scratch takes time. So be patient and keep learning and practicing. It could take weeks, months, or years. Just keep at it.
Step4: Now Create A Portfolio
When you start gaining fame. Then you have to put all your good deeds in one place.Don’t forget to create a portfolio. A portfolio can be a website or a webpage where you display all your work.
You can create a portfolio page on a site like Behance to show all your designs. That way, when you’re communicating with a client, you can give them a link to your portfolio to verify their skills. Be sure to include only your best work in the portfolio.
Step5: Find your right freelancing platform
This step plays a crucial part in how easily you’ll land jobs and the quality of the clients you’ll be able to work with.A mistake most beginning freelancers make is search for the most popular freelance marketplace and join to get started. Like UpWork or Freelancer.com.
These sites are already filled with millions of freelancers from around the world. And due to the competition, they engage in bidding wars to win jobs. They will constantly lower their prices in order to land the job. And it will get you nowhere.
So the best approach, and the approach that worked wonders for me, is to pick a marketplace that’s fairly new and join it. It’ll have fewer freelancers so you’ll have low competition. And it will increase your chances of landing jobs.
Step6: Send proposal Carefully
Carefully write a proposal to a client. It’s not like writing a regular email or writing a social media post. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people.
Step7: Your: Try to provide work beyond the expectations of the client.
Once you land a job, the next step is to make sure that you deliver the project just as the client has asked.Or, in this case, I want you to overdeliver the job by going above and beyond the client’s expectations.I’ll give you an example.
In the early days of my freelancing career, I used to get jobs for writing blog articles with a fixed word count like 1000 words. What I did was write the article to be about 1100-1200 and also include a unique header image for the blog post when delivering it. Without charging extra for it.The clients were always happy with my work.
And gave 5-star ratings.So find a way to do work that goes beyond expectations. And learn to stand out from the crowd. That’s the only way to build a lasting career as a freelancer.