how to become freelancer

 Do you have any doubts on how to become freelancer and earn good money? To help you This blog contain information to help you with the pathway of your carrier.

 Hello, My name is Roshani Maurya. I am an Electrical Engineer turned Content Writer and Content Stylist. As every engineering student, I also believed that getting into a PSU is the solution to all my problems. I used to tell myself, once I get financially stable I can start my entrepreneurial journey. Everything will be smooth and according to my wish. But, who knew I would only be able to qualify even after putting my 100% into it. Before I can put my thoughts together, Covid-19 came into the picture. And all I was left with was an empty CV. 

I was lost. All my friends were celebrating work from home and here I was sitting jobless. But I am definitely not someone who can sit idle. So, I started searching for work from home jobs online and I came across a term called ‘Freelancing’. It wasn’t the first time I was seeing this word. But this time it made so much sense to me to give it a try. Fast forward to a few months later, I am a 5-figure freelancer. 

So, the point is what did I do to change my bank balance from zero to 5-figure? Today I will be sharing with you 4 tips that helped you to know how to become freelancer.

How To Become Freelancer  –  Some Tips

 

Know your chargeable skill(s)

It sounds a little lame but it is the most important step. I remember I was sipping tea sitting in my balcony thinking about my chargeable skill. I got a DM from my college roomie. She was appreciating me for one of the captions I wrote for my art page (Yes, that’s my second chargeable skill). I thought about it and decided to give content writing a go. Thanks to the universe for giving me such prominent signs.

Be clear with charges

I have seen so many people getting awkward while discussing money. And I don’t understand why? It’s normal to offer service in exchange for money. 

Another thing that I don’t find very exciting is when people try to negotiate your price. For the world, it’s just a 1000 word article, but for the writer, it’s 4 hours of research, 2 hours for SEO, and another couple of hours for the actual writing. So, please don’t go below your lowest price just to grab that offer. There are plenty of offers for you out there.

Don’t work without agreements

Online fraud isn’t a new term. To have a healthy partnership, make sure to mention everything in the agreement. The charges for ‘x’ amount of work, payment time and method, and contact information. It also allows you to showcase your experience and of course act as proof in case of any mishappening.

Ask and Watch

Ask as many questions as you have in mind before starting any project. This reduces your working hour on the project. It also helps in reducing the number of revisions, hence a higher rate of satisfaction. 

When working on multiple projects, there can be confusion about the deadline. So, make sure to avoid this mistake and deliver on time. This shows your professionalism and there is a high chance that the client will come back to you.

Everyone indeed goes through a different journey. Some get great clients in the first month, some have to wait for a longer period. So, the key to freelancing is patience and improvement. Keep improving yourself and follow these steps. I guarantee you a successful start in your freelancing journey. 

By Roshani Maurya

Roshani Maurya is a Content Writer, Content stylist, and an Illustrator. She believes that 'If you can dream about something, you can achieve it.