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How To Be A Successful Freelancer

Freelance is a very good and lucrative profession to get involved with. It helps to follow your passion and you enjoy a pleasant work schedule by doing this. This article will be your guild on how to be a successful freelancer.

As you continue as a freelancer, you grow in knowledge and experiences. Even at that, you need to be self-disciplined and be focused. This is very important in order to keep your old clients happy with your work, and through this, you get new more clients that may be even referred through them.

Your goal as a freelance writer is to help your clients to achieve the purpose in which you are hired for. If you can maintain this level of trust, the sky is your starting point on your journey as a freelancer.

How can I start my freelance career?

There is no doubt that the very first thing you need to do in other to be successful as a freelancer is to market yourself and experiences through well written and valuable contents on websites, blogs and even forums. But in order to be in full control of all this, you have to create a website or blog for yourself and for the purpose. On your blog or website, be writing good and well-detailed contents about freelancing. Share your contents on social media, forums and all other means to get traffic.

READ: How to create a money making blog

How can I find clients?

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There are many freelancing websites that you can register with in order to have clients. They include fiverr and upwork.

Even by registering with those sites is not an assurance that you will get good clients or satisfied offers. To compliment your efforts on the sites promotes yourself by blogging constantly, forum posts, guest post on other related niches and also by social media marketing on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram LinkedIn. Also, be active on Quora and be answering questions related to freelancing from members and always add a link to your blog in your answers.

More also, you can be attending local business networking events, meet with individuals who are in need of a freelancer to work for them. You can also reach out to your friends, relatives or colleagues, render them freelancing help. As long as you use all these strategic means of getting clients, success is not far from you.

What is my role as a freelancer?

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What is expected of you as a freelance is to always do something different as you will be designing and executing various content strategies. Take a good look at your client’s competitors and provide unique different contents. You can as well hire a fellow freelancer to supervise your work. Below are what you can offer as a freelancer;

  1. Travel writer
  2. Graphic designer
  3. Writing blog contents
  4. Photography
  5. Video shooting and editing.

And the host of others..

How do I charge my clients?

In the area of charging your clients, it depends on your experience and the type of projects executed in the past. Another thing to consider before charging your clients is location. Make a research on the rates freelancers over there are charging their clients. In other to get this, you can search the profiles of freelancers on upwork and Fiverr to know how much they charge their clients, based on different type of task though!

Why is it good to be a freelancer?

-Very simple to start

-it’s a very good source to make money

-Upgrades your popularity.

The Setbacks

The market is full of many freelancers like you looking for the same job

Some clients can be too strict on you

-It takes time before you can be getting profitable offers


As a freelancer, your main goal is to provide quality services to your clients so they can also recommend you to others. Therefore learning and constantly working on your skills must be a priority to you, because in this field, you have every opportunity to learn and grow. Don’t take this work as a very quick way to acquire wealth or have a favourable source of income. If you try and work diligently, definitely all your aims will be achieved in due time.

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