Thinking about to start your online career?


Before we start I want to share the most important thing, Don’t think freelancing is really an easy one. It is as hard as the real job we do and sometimes more than that. Now come to the main point what you want to do? There are a lot of works in this field like-
  • Data Entry (Excel, word, google sheet, copy typing, PDF to word typing, image to excel and other typing works)
  • Sales & Marketing (search engine optimization, social media marketing, link building, digital marketing, affiliate programs etc)
  • Website & IT (web develop, website/blog creation, WordPress & blogger theme developer, python, HTML, java, etc)
  • Writing & Content (article/blog writing, research writing, review, audio/video content creation)
  • Design (logo, poster, 3d, social media ad, YouTube thumbnail, business card, etc)
  • Mobile and PC (android/IOS app developer, UX/UI design, PC app/game)
  • Even you can do your local freight, shipping and transportation jobs.


Which one you can do? Choose any of them and start working. If you are starting your freelance career these sites are highly recommended!
FreelancerUpworkFiverr is the best. They are places where clients willing to hire freelancers, without invest. Just need to make an account.
But just having an account is not enough to get the jobs. One of the most common mistakes and with worse consequences - is to think that work ‘comes alone'. The reality is that you have to look for it.

But what you can do to increase your chances of being hired?


Make a Professional Profile
Most freelance platforms require you to have a presentation profile. Unfortunately, many freelancers do not devote the time they deserve and miss an important opportunity to present themselves professionally to their potential clients. A good freelancing profile is an investment.
Use a quality: good quality, bright, that shows your best face. High resolution and a smile can take you far.
Your description and title require a special dedication. It is your cover letter. Be sure to write about how your skills can help your clients, and avoid talking about yourself.
Finally, be specific. Having a specialization increases your chances of being hired. Clients do not trust someone who is a lawyer, programmer, and also cleans your house.

Show your skills
No matter your specialization, having proof of what you know how to do is a basic requirement when it comes to getting customers.
Unlike traditional jobs, having a curriculum here is secondary. What matters are results?
If you are a designer, make sure you have an online portfolio with your best work. If you are a writer, demonstrating your handling of written words is more important than a college degree.
What happens if you have nothing to show? The best solution is to create fictional projects that deal with the most common problems of your customers.
If you are a designer applying logo creation work for NGOs, create fictional projects about NGOs. If you want to dedicate yourself to developing websites for bloggers but you don't have any. Be sure to design a website for a fictional blogger and use it as your cover letter.
The key is to make fake projects that respond to the most common problems of your potential customers.

Do not expect work to arrive alone
The key to success on these platforms is to apply to all. Customers will not come looking for you because. Notifying the world that you are a freelancer and you are looking for new projects.
Sending freelancing proposals is something that takes time and effort. Especially at the beginning when you still don't have a solid reputation.
Each platform has its own rules for how many jobs you can apply per month. My recommendation is that you make the most of them until you get a client portfolio that allows you to have constant income.

Distinguish good and bad jobs
The description of a project says a lot about the type of customer behind. It is possible to find all kinds of descriptions works with incomplete explanations or ridiculous conditions to complete and detailed briefs with clear examples. Instinct also plays a role in applying to a project. Don't waste your time and concentrate on applying to the next job.

Research your potential customers
Before applying to a project, you have to spend a little time analyzing the customer profile. Many platforms have a system where freelancers themselves rate the customer and the experience of working with them.

Quality over quantity
It is tempting to think that the more customers you have the more money you will earn. If you go that way it will not take long to realize that it is not possible for you to do quality work for all your clients. Bad grades weigh much more than the good ones in the online world. Avoid talking about yourself. The focus always has to be on the client.

Have competitive rates
Low prices may make it appear that you are not qualified enough. If you are the cheapest freelancer, it means your results are of less value. If your work is of quality, do not be afraid to charge a fair price for your skills.

Language
For many freelancers, language is one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to getting customers anywhere in the world. The reality is that the best-paid jobs are found - mostly - in the United States, Australia, and certain parts of Europe. Knowing how to communicate with clients orally and in writing is one of the biggest differentiating factors on these platforms. Does it mean that if you don't know how to speak English you will never get a job? No, not quite. But taking the time to learn the language is probably one of the best investments for your career.

Last one
Try to stay online after you bid a project. If the customer wants to talk to you and see you are offline they will go to another. Time and tides wait for none.

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