5 Prerequisites for being a freelancer
There really is nothing like being your own boss. To some this is a big enough driver alone to start a freelancing career.
Well its not time to board cloud 9 just yet.
As with anything, freelancing has its own pros and cons. Here are a few basic pointers to move towards a successful career in freelancing.
People are drawn to the freelancing lifestyle. They don’t have to be always disciplined, can work or rest whenever they want. The fact is, this is only true to a certain extent.
Being a freelancer, you and only you will be responsible for organizing your daily routines. If u don’t strike a balance then the whole concept of freelancing counts for nothing
When you’re a freelancer always be ready to market yourself. The term marketing here includes; searching for clients, cold calling (Which you’ve got to do without being shy), learning how to talk to a client, and of course, how to be convincing will also be handy for both in short and long run.
Always prioritize your top skill set. It can be anything from web or logo design, video editing, copy-writing etc. Initially it may seem strange to downplay areas in which you are more than capable, but it actually enhances your chances of getting hired.
Having the required strategies reaching and converting your clients is what makes you a successful freelancer. These tactics can come in the form of package deals, maintaining contact post work, enhancing your deliverables above and beyond that of your key competitors, or even something not directly geared towards your profit margins, like giving the client extensive options for revisions of work .
This the the most important element. It is something that every freelancer should keep in the front of their mind at all times. Giving the impression that you’re always available for the client for revisions, help or advice makes you their favorite employee. Also make sure you don’t sound too technical while giving assistance.
So lets wrap this up. Freelancing is not as easy as a lot of people think. But once your’e prepared to face the more difficult aspects, that you will undoubtedly come across, then it can turn out to be the best and most rewarding decision in your life.