“If its leading you to success then it’s not going to be easy”
Freelancing is a choice to work freely. It gives you the liberty to choose your own working space as well as working hours. Freelancing allows you to grow and mould yourself in a dream you always wanted to be one. You can work on multiple projects restricted to your area of interest, and engross yourself in different activities.
As a freelancer you should be good with your time management department to manage, and plan out all the activities. It gives you space for other work that are queued on priority list. Freelancing gives you the liberty to choose whom you want to work with and whom you don’t have to work with. You can be your own boss assigning task to yourself, and completing before deadline arrives. In starting, freelancing can be a disappointment or a regret from escaping 9-5 grind but there are some precautions you need to take.
Here are some actionable tips that would help you balance your life as a freelancer;
ACTIONABLE TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL WOMEN FREELANCER
(1) Develop your presence:
Marketing yourself is the first important step you should take when you enter the world of Freelancing. You have to sign up with different freelancing websites which help you connect with clients at your fingertips. Create a platform where you publish or advertise your work which helps you to create your presence, and make you stand out of the crowd. Make a strong social media profile which will help you do wonders to your freelancing life.
(2) Right opportunity comes at the right time:
Starting a life as a freelancer would never be a cakewalk that’s what we have learned over the years. The moment you decide to resign from thankless grind and enter the world of freelancing. “Explore” and “Experiment” should be your favourite words as a new bee in the freelancer hive. You have to explore a project, Experiment your ideas and wait for the results. Patience is the best key to wait for the right project to cross your path. The moment you get the right project and right path to walk on, you will be a shining star in the Freelancing world.
(3) Keep you relation with client clean as water:
As a Freelancer, there are very rare chance of meeting your client in person which obligates you to be crystal clear with your client over mail, contract or any other medium you choose. You can demand for partial payment in advance for your work security or make a deed of contract where you can mention all the terms that you would work on, this will help client to get a clear picture about your work. It is not necessary to say “YES” all the time, there will be some area of work which will be out of your reach. So it’s okay to say “NO”.
(4) Give yourself a Workplace:
Along with the flexibility, Freelancing also get the Freedom of workplace. You cannot complete your projects watching Netflix and eating popcorn. At the end of the day, you are handling project which has to be completed professionally. It is very necessary to create a workplace environment for yourself so that you don’t destroy the aura of commitment. Find a corner for yourself where your mind is open to all kind of ideas necessary for your client project. Always be well dressed when you plan to enter your workplace because lazy pyjama will only push your deadline date ahead and this would create an issue to get your new project from the same client.
(5) Communication is your new best friend:
You need to find the focused field for yourself to grab the opportunity in the market. Market yourself every day in your area of interest. Make a portfolio which enhances your Quality of work you can include various sample of your artwork. Creating a network plays an important role for getting the projects on board as a freelancer. Start your connection with all the close clients who are already looking out for freelancer, because the more projects you get, the more your profile becomes stronger. You should also register yourself with different communities of freelancers which are easily available with the help of internet.
Hope this article was really helpful for you to acquire a position in the Fancy world of freelancing. Share you experience and experiments you have performed when you took your first step.
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