Monday, July 30, 2018

15 top tips I learnt from my freelancer experience

When you take decision  starting freelancer job , even from your  home office,  your car or just like nomad, or mom home keeper  like me, this because you seek freedom and flexibility, money comes later when you win experience, this need time and patience.

Even more this need serval months hard work, self social media evaluation, many tasks need to be finished Evey day a routine set up never richen at all, you will work for late time run lot of searchs, or start first hour on your day.

I  waited long time before  publishing  this article,  as I  thought  freelancer job is a  flexible  and smart choice, so every one has his/her resources, vision and different way to finish jobs, so we need smart tips to achieve trend . I remember  my first time freelancing I got help from other freelancers   shared experiences and resources, in my tour I’m sharing here some keys that I hope work for you:

1-Network profile: try  to create Chat group  with people who are successfully freelancing, pick their brains and jump up the learning curve, learning from their mistakes and successes. I suggest fellowing big freelancer profile on social media that will be like pro. never lost networking opportunity, I’am following writer and freelancer every where like Amazon store they put following button for  every author.

2-Focus on building clear and impactful resume or portfolio and have some business cards printed which present your vision with quality and don’t say ‘cheap’

3-CREATE a good support system with other  freelancers over world ,who you can meet up with socially , so  you can’t work alone or isolated. Next step  you should is start networking with and through them. This is especially important if you are freelancing from home rather than in the office.

4-Participate on industry events webinars, so that you can see and be seen by key contacts
5-keep eye on trade press and  new business wins and moves so that you can take a targeted approach to potential projects in my case i use email inbox  to keep in touch; so i receive every day all proposed projects, flagging up your relevant sector experience and specialist skills
6-Build pro invoice system. Send them out promptly and keep chasing to keep your cash flow healthy.
7-Set up a savings account so that you build up a buffer for the quiet times.

8-Accept small and local projects, don't worry about  not getting enough job, enjoy your time, and invest in your self.      
9-search about next task before finishing  your current project .
10-Keep your CV or portfolio up to date and create case studies that you can mail or email to current and new contacts
11-Take course and training every time so job  keys  changing fast.
12-Focus on quality and at time Delivery to be professional, smart and do a good job. 
13-Time is your money, so from first time build a routine to be productive
14-Be always prepared like full time employed,  you have all your time. by creating business proposal,  writing short story if you are writer and put tit into your gallery, or finish wheb template to be tested, be prepared.
15-Collect business contacts along the way and add to your database
16-choose a good business tool and auto app  many soft are cheap but give good solutions

What's your next step  as  freelancer ? For me I just started my small business ecourses

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