The ugly truth about freelancing

Make no mistake: The road to self-employment is tough. Regardless of your background, no one is going to pay you to work early in your career. If they do, it will be very few. I ended up doing my first project for free to convince clients I could be a successful freelancer.

One of the worst mistakes many freelancers make, especially early in their careers, is trying to impress their clients by overdoing or exaggerating their qualities. Saying you have skills you don’t have, or agreeing to complete a project in too little time is one of the biggest no- in freelancing. Be honest with your customers from the start. Remember, one great job is worth a thousand empty promises.

Become a good freelancer

One of the most effective ways to find higher quality, better paid freelancers is to leverage your existing network. Whether recruiting your real friends and former colleagues for freelance help, or using their connections to warmly introduce companies you’d like to work with, it’s an excellent option for coldly reaching out to potential clients.

Being a freelancer is rewarding and comes with many benefits. You can set your own schedule, choose projects to take on and work from anywhere. You may also have more freedom to take time off or vacation, and you can work as long as you want or need to.

Freelancing tips for beginners

Over the past decade, freelancing has grown in popularity. So does advice on how to successfully start and run a freelancer. Most people only talk about the positives, but I like to keep it real with you. While I can’t cover all the good, bad, and ugly stuff, I want to share 4 hard truths about running a freelance business. In the end, you still have to be a scientist, do it yourself, and learn by doing, but this might help you avoid some sticky situations along the way.

If your goal is to become a freelancer, you’re probably ready to take on any paid job you can get your hands on on Fiverr or Upwork. But the deeper you get into your freelance career, the more strategic you need to be about the types of work you do and the clients you take on.

Priority base Freelancing Work list:

  • SEO
  • Web Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Graphics
  • Article Write
  • Guest Post
  • Software Development