Are you planning on making some bucks via freelancing? Think before you commit. It requires dedication. But let’s jump into it. It’s full of fun.
Thousands of ways are out there on the internet that can make you money online. But the great problem is that when you are the beginner and searching for “how to make money online?” It usually returns with millions of results that make you confuse rather than show you the exact method to do it rightly.
The most popular way of earning money on the internet is making money via blogging, but it takes a lot of time and energy to get established while a quick and alternative method of generating online income is also available i-e through freelancing.
Freelancing means doing online jobs without any boss and long term commitment. Freelancer is a self-employed independent contractor, who doesn’t necessarily committed to a client for the long-term (long-term in the freelancing environment is not more than 3-6 months). Here is how to get started as a freelancer.
Decide what skills you’re going to sell or what type of work you want to do
The first and the most important step of doing online jobs is to know what type of skills you have. Most of the time people don’t realize what skills they have got. Let me tell you one thing very confidently, if you don’t have any skill you can still earn money through freelancing.
That’s why it’s not true when somebody says that I don’t have any of skills because every person is blessed with some kinds of skills, but it needs to be determined. Research deep about yourself and your personality and decide what you can do to earn money.
These are few steps that will help you find your skill.
- Have a look at these jobs categories
- Open each potential main category in separate tab
- Read the job descriptions in each category
- Match your interests and skills with the jobs in each category
- You’ll find one best category that can be easy for you to work in it
Begin the Freelancing Game
Now you’ve selected a category for freelancing. So obviously, your next step will be applying for the jobs. But the question is “apply to which job?” and the answer is to apply for the right jobs.
It’s not difficult to find the right job, but you will have to understand about clients before applying to the jobs to avoid fake clients. Finding the right job and understanding the job is the 60% success in every freelance job.
Get your job done
When you write a cover letter according to the job description, then there are more chances for you to get that job. Not because you have written it in an excellent English, but because you have written it in the client’s interest. Once you get the job, communicate with the client in a friendly manner and show your interest in the job.
Get on the work as soon as possible and complete the work before the deadline; if you find it hard to get it done just simply tell your client that I can’t work on this project and cancel it. It will save you from bad rating and bad reputation.
Remember.! In the freelancing world, the reviews and ratings are very much important; it tells to new clients about your credibility so always try to maintain it above 4 stars.
Here are some guidelines:
- Be a good listener
- Try to understand the client’s requirement
- Ask questions if required
- Give respect and ask for good ratings
Once you deliver the work and the client likes it then ask confidently for good ratings and reviews. Luckily, freelancers always find themselves in a good position than bloggers for the reason because freelancing can make you money instantly and much faster than any other method over the internet.
What to do Next?
Hopefully, you have understood how to find your skills and niche. Now it is the time to join a freelance portal (if you’ve not joined it yet) to bid on the jobs and get to do some work. For joining any Freelance portal you need have an account registered there. But wait! It’s not that easy. It’s full of competition.
So Find out: How to Create a Professional Freelance Profile (on Upwork) that makes you stand out of the crowd
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