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How to become a freelancer?

How to become a freelancer?

Are you thinking about becoming a freelancer and don’t know where to start? You have come to the right place! 

Here is a 7 steps guide on how to become a freelancer! 

1. Find a freelance marketplace or build your own website/portfolio
2. Create a outstanding profile 
3. Define your strategy and goals 
4. Search for your first client 
5. Make a schedule for yourself 
6. Get it done and get paid! 
7. Celebrate your success and share this article! 

First, let’s talk about what is a freelancer? 

A freelancer is someone who is independent or a part of an agency to provide short term or project-based work or a service for a fee. Usually freelancers are self-employed, working for clients remotely. Some common freelancers are in:

○ Graphic Design
 ○ Web Development 
 ○ Writing 
 ○ Photography 
 ○ Makeup Artist 
 ○ Consulting 

When it comes to freelancing, a freelancer can choose to be part-time or full-time on their own pace. It is very flexible and depend on your schedule and lifestyle, you can pick and choose how many projects you want to take on simultaneously.
 1. Find a freelance marketplace or build your own website/portfolio 
There are many freelance marketplace out there, the most popular ones are  upwork, freelancers, To start a freelancing career, it is easier to find clients using these freelance marketplace. However, many freelancers also choose to build their portfolios by making their own websites. If you are not a web-developer like me, I recommend using some of the templates in
Or hire a freelance web developer using 

2. Create a outstanding profile

Now that you have decided on your platform, let’s move on to create an outstanding profile that will get you hired instantly. When creating a profile, make sure to include:
Professional bio
Professional picture 
Professional certificate or education background 
Past experience or work 
Reviews or References 

3. Define your strategy and goals 

Before you get started, make sure you set a goal for yourself and define the strategy. It is very important to know what you are trying to achieve and set out the metrics you can later on use to measure your success. Some examples:
Successfully complete 1 project
Make $1000 in 6 months
Take projects you like, not for the money 

4. Search for your first client 

Ready? Go!
Search the sea of freelance projects and start approaching clients and applying for freelance projects! Be sure to read the requirements and send in a professional and friendly message to apply! 

5. Make a schedule for yourself 

Whether you got hired for a project or you are still looking for a project, it is key to make a schedule for yourself to stay on track of everything. No more sleeping pass noon, you are working for yourself now. It is so much easier to get things done when you have a set schedule and defined deadline. 

6. Get it done and get paid! 

Remember when we set the goal in step 3, now it is time to finish the project and achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. Complete within a timely manner to get paid for the work you have put in. Make sure you keep the communication open for future projects. 

7. Celebrate your success and share this article! 

Last but not least, celebrate your success! You made it! You have been working so hard, you should give yourself a pat on the shoulder. Here’s to a bright freelance career future ahead and don’t forget to share this article to help more people become successful like you! 

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