Ways to be a successful freelancer
Ways to be a successful freelancer
Freelancing is now a hot topic for developed and developing countries. The number of such people is increasing day by day who are taking freelancing as their livelihood. Competition is also increasing in marketplaces like Upwork, Freelancer.com, Fiverr, etc. A local marketplace balancer has also been developed in Bangladesh. To succeed here at this stage you must present yourself differently from others. But how? Today we will discuss five key points to becoming a successful freelancer.
1. Know yourself
There are basically three types of people in the outsourcing industry or freelancing. The first type of person does full time freelancing. These are basically professionals who don't like desk jobs. The second type of person is part-time freelancers. They work a certain amount but regularly. And the third type of person suffers from indecision. They worry about what kind of work to do, full-time or part-time work, or even freelancing at all.
Such people are in a really dangerous situation.
If you want to get out of this third type of team, first you have to have a good idea about your qualifications, what you are interested in, your weaknesses, your own skills. Must be confident and set goals. It is not impossible for a person to have a legitimate profession if he starts with a firm determination.
2. Hold the option in hand
You may find many who are pursuing a single goal and are determined to achieve it. When it comes to freelancing, if you think so, there are a few more things to keep in mind. Career is not a ‘mission’ but it is bigger than a ‘vision’. Hope you understand the difference between 'Mission' and 'Vision'. The mission is short term and the vision is long term. However, backup options should always be kept in mind as you should not rely on anyone's marketplace or a single client. Maybe your current client is very good but remembers he won’t stay forever. In my experience, I have also seen people who have lost their clients only because of the increase in work fees.
In fact, in a competitive environment, the risk factor is very high. There can be many things like the expiration of your project, closure of the marketplace, problems with your account, etc. And that's why to stay connected to more than one marketplace, grow clients, build networks, create your own portfolio profile.
3. Proper use of time
Time is of the essence when it comes to freelancing. Arrange your time so that it can be used properly. Use the time tracker app. Take notes with the help of tools like Evernote, Google Keep. Finish the client's work on time. Punctuality and responsibility are very important in freelancing.
4. Choosing the right job
There are also many unscrupulous people in the freelancing marketplace. Therefore, before taking the job, make sure that the client is reliable. Notice whether the payment method is verified, what the client's rating is, what other people's reviews say about the client, etc. When the work is done, if the client is playing hide and seek with the payment, contact the support directly.
5. Learning something new
Till death do us part in advancing our skills. Focus on staying up-to-date with the world, taking skill tests, connecting with new communities, learning new things related to your job field, improving communication skills, and more.
You can succeed in the world of freelancing if you make the right decisions on the above five things. As I said in the beginning, a career is a big issue. There is a lot of possibility of loss if you fall into the greed of cash dollars and lean towards freelancing without studying. So if you work from a safe position you can expect to succeed.
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