Today I’m going to show you how to make money by working as a freelancer. If you are a complete beginner its ok you can still make a good amount of money by understanding and following this post. Ok then let’s move on to the topic.
What’s is mean by Freelancing
Let me explain you simply, we all have some unique knowledge and skills right? In this filled we are going to sell knowledge and skills to the world and we make money! Let’s take an example,
Let’s say you have logo designing skills, now you going to offer and showcase those skills to the potential clients and gauss what thousands of people around the world will need your service.
This is the simple explanation about freelancing
What are the steps to become a Freelancer?
I can show you several steps to follow, consider these factors before you jump into the freelancing
What’s the meaning of that? Before starting any business we should know about our competencies, skills right? so I’d suggest you think
- What are the best skills I have?
- What are the hobbies I like the most
- What are my strengths?
- What are my weaknesses?
How can I use my strengths and skills to create opportunities and against the weakness
Do you have the answers? Good!! Now you know who you are
Choose the best skill
Now you have to choose the best skill you have according to the above steps
Follow your passion
When choosing something always try to choose something you will love to do. So it will help you to face hard situations.
Choose your Niche
According to your knowledge and skills you have to choose a niche/ expertise area to start working
As an example, if you are a developer then you have options like statics web/ WordPress / app development like that then you have to select the best-specialized area( niche) lat’s said you choose app development so that is your niche. Just like that you have to select your own niche.
Do your research
You have to understand your niche correctly that will bring you all the success. First search about the industry and what kind of problems peoples facing in that niche what are the opportunities, what kind of services other freelancers offer, can you improve those services? What are the price margins and industry standards? Can you dominate the market with new ideas? What kind of customers in that special niche? Like that you have to create your own research.
This will definitely help you in the next steps and this will also help you to identify unserved opportunities and dominate the market. So do your research well.
Choose the services and prices you are offering
Now it’s time to choose the services and prices. Let’s take the above example, you are a developer you choose to develop apps ok now you have to bake down the extracted service you offer and the prices according to that service or working hour.
As an example you can develop packages beginner, starter, gold and break down the services you provide and the price .or you use price for working hour.
Choose a platform
You can use your own web site or you can use most popular platforms I will explain about the platforms in the next section
Build and increase your credibility
When you first step into the industry people may dought about you don’t lose your faith use your own contacts and networks to take your first task, do it and impress the client. Try to do some extra mile services this will impress your clients and they will bring you more projects and clients also by recommending and reviewing your service
Always try to offer a value set to the client rather than just sending offers. Tell them genuinely how can you help them and when someone trusts about you, keep that trust do your best, give an outstanding service
“Customer/ Client is the king” when you approaching clients remember respect everyone, listen to them carefully, understand their real needs and wants, answer to the questions politely, some times customers may not treat you that way but always try to build your reputation and it will help you every time.
Promote and advertise your services
You have to promote your service to the potential clients, so use your network, social media, PPC ad, Emails..etc to bring your service in front of the potential clients
This is the best formula for any kind of business, everyone works hard but you have to work smart. Use your brain power!
Now you know all the steps to follow. Then let’s move on to the platforms
What are the best freelancing platforms?
There are many platforms but I’m going to show you some of the most popular platforms. So can just signup, build your profile showcase your services and earn money!
This is one of the most popular freelancing platforms in the world. You can simply go to the site and signup then you have to showcase your services (They called “Gig”) and post it and promote. This will bring you clients, if they ask a question answer it immediately and build your reputation. I will write post serious regarding Fiverr to help you all to get started.
It’s also like fiverr.com you can just signup and starts working as a freelancer
This is one of the best sites for freelancers.
This three site is my recommended sites to beginners who willing to become a freelancer but there are so many platforms,
And much more platforms
Do you need money to start Freelancing?
No! No! But you need something to start working right what are they,
- A good Laptop
- Good Internet Connection
- A Bank Account
- And your knowledge and skills
Now you know all the steps to become a freelancer, so don’t wait for start now! In the near future I’m planning to write down more tips and tracks to the freelancers so stay tuned! wish you all the very best!