Freelancing is the new money-making genre, but there are things to know before going freelance which everyone should consider. Over the last decade or two, many individuals are going freelance either after being laid off of their conventional job or by being moved by the pros of work from home. Are you really ready to going Freelance? Well, Wait and have a look at this blog post which might be insightful.
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Things To Know Before Going Freelance
Boost the Myth!
It is generally understood that a freelancer doesn’t have to work hard as much as the normal person at a job has to. Wrong! If this is the reason for opting it, then you are not fit for freelancing. You will have to work hard and sometimes even harder than the conventional job.
No Team, No Divided work
An individual freelancer is a whole team himself. There is no team so there is no teamwork (in the initial stages) and thus, there would be no division of work and you have to do the whole work all alone according to the client’s requirements.
Whining Doesn’t Work Really
Every freelancer is ought to give and receive feedback at the end of the completion of the task. This snatches your chance to whining and make excuses if you don’t meet the milestone or meet the set scope of the project. You have to be more professional and particular in terms of meeting the deadlines and deliver the positive results.
You Have To Work Expertly
One of the most important things to know before going freelance is this! Yes you don’t need a professional degree but need to be skillful and expert in the regarding field, why? The reason remains the same, you get to be rated!
Know How To Market Yourself
You need to have a strong convincing power and meritorious marketing skills in order to persuade the clients out there to buy you (your products and services in particular). You should know the tactics of how to sell yourself.
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You definitely Need Some Capital To Start
Another myth to be busted. Many opt freelancing because of perception that it doesn’t require any capital. That is wrong. You do need a proper set even at your home. This must include a high-speed broadband connection (which serves as your lifeline), a laptop or personal computer, a table and a chair.
This is the most important of the thing to know before going freelance in my opinion based on my experience. you need to make your home office more comfortable because you have to spend long hours in that chair so it has to be comfortable. Be it small or big, but you do need a proper place to set all this up and then there you go!
Do You Keep Backup?
It is a must. You have to keep the backup of everything from the laptop you work on to the Document you have to deliver to the client. That is very important in terms of crisis management. So, keep a spare laptop and save each document or piece of work on an online storage drive such as Dropbox or Google Drive whichever may come in handy.
Well! these are several key points to be considered. Without any doubt Freelancing is no simple task. It requires lots of elbow grease, lots of time and some capital to start with. If you are able to cope with these factors, you can make an excellent freelancer and you are all good to go.