How to start your Career as a Freelancer.

Freelancing has its pros and cons, but, in general, you must possess a specific mindset to be a freelancer. Being your own boss is a great thing if you’re disciplined and reliable. Freelancing enables you to set your schedule, so you can take a day off whenever you want, but you won’t be paid for that time because there is no such thing as paid leave.

If you want to be a freelancer, you should maintain a daily work routine, be ready to juggle several projects at once and continually look for new projects to maintain a steady flow of work.

What Is Freelancing ?

I think it’s important first to define what freelancing is. Freelancing is, at its core, offering a skill you have in exchange for payment. If you have a skill a particular client or brand or business needs to help them solve their problems, they will want to hire you to solve it. And you do so with your specialized skill.

The cool part about freelancing is that there are so many different types of freelancers out there, offering up a huge range of skills. Even if you don’t have that skill right this moment, who says you can’t learn it and eventually offer up that skill too?

Here’s just a sampling of some of the types of freelance skills out there:

  • Graphic design
  • Photo editing
  • UI design
  • UX design
  • Video editing
  • Video production
  • Voice acting
  • Web design
  • 2D animation
  • 3D animation
  • Ajax developer
  • Java developer
  • API developer
  • HTML developer
  • WordPress developer
  • Administrative support
  • Email tech support
  • Virtual assistant
  • Transcriptionist
  • Data entry
  • Academic writing
  • Copywriting
  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • Editing
  • Creative writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Translation
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business analyst
  • Quickbooks
  • Excel
  • Advertising consultant
  • Google AdWords
  • Marketing strategy
  • SEO
  • PPC
  • Lead generation

And that’s just a small portion of the types of freelance skills available on the market. That’s a huge benefit when it comes to starting out in freelancing. You probably have a few of those skills already. And even if you don’t, you know that there’s a big opportunity for you to build your base of skills for your future clients.

Benefits of Freelancing:

Admittedly, not all successful freelancers or entrepreneurs follow their passions, but most do, and even those who don’t find themselves coming to love what they do. Freelancing and entrepreneurship gives you pride in a job well done. Making your customers happy is a thrill. Seeing them come back time and again for more work is incredibly fulfilling. You make things happen as a business owner, and every business owner comes to love that feeling.

There’s no 9 to 5 unless you want there to be. If you feel most productive between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., you can work then. If your clients want you to be there 9 to 5, you can always excuse periods of absence as a “client meeting” — who’s going to know?

The most common reason for starting out as a freelancer or entrepreneur is the ability to be your own boss. No more working with control-freak management, no more being clocked in and out of the office, no more getting told off for being late — you are the master of your own ship, and that’s a great way to feel.

Freelancers and entrepreneurs make their own decisions. There’s no debating which version of a website to use or what the office dress code should be; it’s all up to you. If you want to work naked in your living room or if you want to wear a suit and sit in the suavest of cafes with your laptop, you can.

If you want to know more about freelancing then let me know in comment section bellow.

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