With the advancement of technology, careers that you once had to go to a company building to do, can now be done from the comfort of your home. Many people that work from home end up being freelancers. Freelancers work for different companies at different times. They are not permanently employed by one company. Not only are there more freelance workers today, but there are also more employers hiring freelancers. Being a freelancer allows you to show and promote your skills your own way. This guide shows you how to get into freelancing.
- Identify your skill or talent
- Identify your target audience
- Build your portfolio or website
- Set prices
- Promote yourself
Step by Step Below:
Identify Your Skill or Talent
Freelancers come in all shapes, sizes and have different skills. Freelancers use their best skill to get work and make a career for themselves. Understand what you are good at and how you can make money with that skill.
Identify Your Target Audience
Know who your clients. When you have a product or service, make sure you advertise it to clients or companies that will need your service.
Build Your Portfolio or Website
If you have good work that you done in the past, the build your collection of work and put it in a portfolio or on a website. Your portfolio and website is a good way to advertise your work to new clients. Your portfolio or website can made up of pictures, written works, reviews, ad videos and any other that makes you look appealing to clients.
Setting the right price for your products and service is crucial. Make sure your prices are equal to the value of work you provide to your clients. Also keep in mind who your clients are. If you are selling to high paying clients then you should have higher prices. If you are selling to low paying clients then you should have lower prices. Your prices should be something that your target clients can afford.
Building a portfolio is good to promote yourself, but you can take it a step further. Not only can you promote yourself on social media and send out your resume, but you can also create accounts on freelancing websites. Some freelancing websites are Upwork, Fiverr and Freelancer. Upwork is a platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely. Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelance services where freelancers offer services to customers worldwide. Freelancer is a website businesses use to find freelancers to employ for their projects.
Freelancing is rewarding and flexible, but it must be done right and consistently.