Starting your career as a freelancer is extremely easy, becoming good at it however is not so easy. In a world where the economic situation is constantly fluctuating people are always looking at new ways to make money with a very low start up cost.
For many freelancing ticks all of the correct boxes, you choose your own hours, act as your own boss and take on as much or as little work as you want. Sounds pretty perfect does it, well I'll tell you its more difficult that it sounds. Obviously with such a flexible sounding job description the queue of budding freelancers is extremely long and getting noticed in this game isn't very easy.
You have to be unique and with that, talented at what you do. This article will highlight three key points about pursuing a successful career as a freelancer.
This is important. There will be many with the job title "freelance author" for example. How do you think employers sift through the hundreds of people with the same job title? They look for something that stands out and this is what you have to make yourself do if you want your career to take off. It is easy to be a writer; literally anyone who has been to school can be a writer of some description. Stylistically is where you need to set yourself apart from the rest, whether it be extremely chatty and informal or wonderfully formal in nature, it has to be different. Sarcasm rarely works and writing in a rigid way also doesn't appeal to reader, you need to find an individual and unique medium.
If you have a great idea about writing in two different languages within the same piece then go for it! There will be someone who is looking for this.
Hit the Internet
This is where you will find the majority of the stuff you need. The internet age we live in makes everything so easy and people have latched on to the freelance market already. There are an abundance of websites that provide you with a platform from which you can show yourself online to potential employers.
While this is great, there are that many of them nowadays that it is extremely difficult to distinguish between websites. Enthuse.me is a site a recommend very highly.
They provide the simplest service available. Once you sign up you are given a personal profile on the website and from that you can fill it with as much or as little as you desire about your specialist subject. It is literally as simple as that.
Work Very HardThis is a given, if you want to make good money they you have to work extremely hard. You get nothing in this world for free and the same applies to freelancing (despite the name). You have to build up a strong and reliable reputation for excellence and with that an expanding custom base and thus an expanding wallet. If you are passionate about your area then this will come very naturally to you and it'll make getting up for work in the morning that little bit easier.
AUTHORS BIO: Andrew is a freelance writer with over 5 years experience. He loves to write about indie music and also enjoys writing advisory pieces.