Freelance: Best way to be online businessman
A Self-employed and hired to work for different companies, on different types of projects or on particular assignments, is according to own skills and ability. A freelancer is a worker/employees used for a person who is self-employed like to work for him, but not committed to employs to work in long term with him. Most websites and online platform are used to get work and paid. Most common professions and industries where freelancers are predominated are Software industries, Writing, web designing, translating, copywriting, video producing, graphic designing and else. Freelancing business model is a great business which can be started virtually, just to think after that no need to overheads, but never think is so simple to work. Freelancing is a creative professional with the wide range of ideas and views.
There are different types of freelancing culture and community available with a different expectation and goals for their business. Those people who like extra freedom and escape from the traditional job culture. Having few freelancers as-
A freelancer who treats his job as a side project: Means to work as a part time initially as per own convenient time rather than full-time culture. Mostly freelancers first started as a part time working with hope to change as a full timer in future.
Taking full-time freelancing: as we know freelancing a work from home basically or from shared office or any suitable places. They work as completing different types of project for numbers of clients. They charged from the client as an hourly basis or per project wise payment or may be according to milestones sometimes.
Single or specific contract freelancing: Working as a freelancer but generally work for one client at a time on the contract. Like – for certain months or years as per project required. But this time of freelancing work is difficult to get. Sometimes it gets tough to handle cash flow over the time.
Taken freelancing as business owners: Those people think and believe have leveraged the opportunities for a freelancer for own growth as a business. This is the main goal of every freelancer to grow the own freelancing business. Initially, they opt project from the market in bulk order and distribute in other freelancers to enhance own business opportunities, a way to create passive streams of income in own business.
To be a successful freelancer you need first of all the best profile design, yes you have to design your profile as per your skill set, in which you are comfortable and confident to work. So let’s first decide your best skill to highlight on your profile, with niche category, please do not try for everything.
Create a portfolio: just do something as simple as facebook page as you design as you like, or as a blog, just expose your skill set as a showcased as a best possible way, just create an impact able portfolio to attract the client.
Now decide to make a path for self: Mostly freelancer wants to grow this business as a career, but in few freelancer, it’s for experience and to increase contacts. So please decide 1st the way to go. If you decided then start to pitching does work. Make a perfect plan to execute the work, be practical, and decide as follows-
- The number of week days you can work, and hours in those days.
- Which type of clients, or industries, you would want to work with
- How much clients you can handle at a time.
- Choose a preferred mode of communication with the clients via mail or via any messenger.
- Start pitching for work, according to skills tries to find clients through Google or through social media.
- Pre-work communication required to close the deal after quotation is approved.
- Discuss payment terms with clients before starting the work.
- Discuss the Rights and responsibilities of work with the client.
After winning the work always be serious and confident with work, freelancing is single person business, sole entrepreneurship, if we can’t take this as a serious business never be a success, approaching every client as seriously try to win his/her trust to work blindly. Once you win the trust, freelancing will be your best career option for you. Myself also not learn to write by birth, I learn here all about writing and try to write something.
So please get started…!