Not a Successful Freelancer? Top Ten Tips That Will Help You to Be One
Freelancing - one of the greatest gifts of technological evolution, is all set to change
the way work is done forever. With the help of freelancing companies all around the world,
experienced web developers and designers are now able to work from their home, mom's who have
newborns are no longer jobless and the list goes on.
One of the important reasons why freelancing has now started thriving is because of the
global economy and payment systems that needs less documents from you and offers lots of services
starting from funds transfer to your bank account to funds transfer to accounts anywhere in
In this rescission hit world, it is time for every member of a family to buckle and work
somewhere to earn something. Talent and desperation alone will not get you proper work anymore,
finding new ways is the only way to earn handsome money irrespective of the economic situation.
Below given are ten useful and honest tips that will help you to be a very successful
freelancer, follow these and I promise you will not regret it.
Lying is a bad thing
Be honest with the details you provide to different freelancing sites. You may never
know how these freelancing websites are linked up, and if a clients searches for your name
in google and gets results where you have the same profile picture and totally different information
about work experience, skills etc, trust me, you have lost it.
Have a keen eye
Take time while registering on freelancing sites. Read the details provided instead of
glancing through them, for example, websites like fiverr.com encourage users to have a video
profile and lists users with a video profile at the top. So it is necessary for you to know
the uniqueness of every freelancing site where you are registering yourself.
Don't be greedy
When the freelancing site asks you to enter details about hourly rates, make sure that
it is reasonable. Compare your hourly rates with the average hourly rate in the website for
the particular work you are willing to do, see what the newbie's are charging instead of looking
at experienced freelancers. Try to quote as a low as possible until you get your first job.
Don't charge outrageous amounts
There might be some buyers who have no idea about the current rates for a particular
job and they may hire you for a higher hourly rate than you have expected. This doesn't mean
that you can continue charging them outrageous amounts all along, at some point of time the
buyers will find out the actual rates, and if you are charging them outrageous amounts, they
will make sure that they and the people surrounding them stay away from you for a long long time.
Know the ways to communicate
Every freelance website or forum has their own way of communication, for example, some
freelance sites like odesk asks you to send cover letters to the buyers and some others ask
you send a private message, and there are other freelance sites that gives you several options
to communicate with your buyer. Know the most used communication method before even thinking
about contacting the buyers, this will help you to get your freelance jobs in no time.