Freelancing has been around for a long time, but with the increasing inflation, unemployment rates, lack of jobs, ongoing pandemic, and other factors, self-employment rates have risen. The feasibility of working from home at flexible hours and earning exactly the worth of your work attracts many people to freelancing.
With freelancing, housewives, students, unemployed individuals, or even employed people can earn extra cash while working at their flexible hours to make some revenue streams.
Freelancing has now become a highly competitive market and succeeding as a freelancer in this competitive age is tricky.
If you are a beginner hoping to start freelancing, here’s how you can do so:
Do your research
Research about a competitive niche in freelancing and learn about its technicalities, market, pricing, etc. For Example, you can enroll in a social media marketing course and start selling your service as a social media marketer.
Then get the right tools (equipment, softwares, etc.) required for your work.
Find a freelance platform best for your skill; Facebook groups, Upwork, Fiverr, are some examples. You can start your own blog too.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Work on your chosen skill to refine it until you are proficient/expert enough in it.
Create a portfolio of your samples to market and attract clients.
Upload your portfolio on your blog or freelance platform to attract clients.
Make sure to do correct pricing (point 1: research).
Bet on your quality and turnaround time
Once you start getting clients, make sure to deliver quality work on time.
If you provide quality service on a given deadline, your client will be happy with you and leave reviews that will build a strong portfolio to attract more clients later.