Want to start freelancing? But don’t know how and where to start. Then don’t worry, I will tell you step by step that “How you can start freelancing and earn money.”
So, before directly jumping on the “How to” Lets first discuss “What is”, I mean to say…
What is Freelancing?
A person or an individual who is working online from home or from anywhere without being in any company or firm is called a freelancer and the process of performing or completing the tasks individually is called freelancing.
For example, An artist who is performing a task for single or multiple employers without being in any Company, or a Photographer who is not working in any studio or in any firm but working individually.
But many companies hire freelancers to complete their job.
How to start freelancing?
Now, you know what freelancing is. So let’s discuss how to start freelancing. There are many niches in which you can start freelancing.
Step 1: Choosing a Niche
As I told you above, there are many niches to choose. For example, If you like sketching you can start work as a sketching artist or if you like photography, you can start work as a freelance photographer or if you like Coding, you can start work as a freelance web developer.
But the main thing is that choose your niche wisely because you have to keep good knowledge about your niche. You don’t have to be perfect but good knowledge is mandatory.
Step 2: Build a High-Quality Portfolio
After finding your niche, you have to showcase your work for your clients. High-quality portfolios play a big role in Freelancing. You have to make a good presence on the internet to start work as a freelancer.
Create a High-quality portfolio website to support your freelance career. Showcase all your high-quality work on your portfolio website. Mention your relevant skills, education, and achievements. Don’t forget to mention your contact information. Regular update your portfolio website with your latest works.
Step 3: Finding Clients
There are many ways you can find clients or clients find you. I am mentioning some of them.
1. There are many websites where you can start work as a freelancer. I am mentioning some of them below:
You can create account on these websites and start work.
2. You can start a Facebook or Instagram page according to your skills. Like, if you are a Graphic Designer then you can create a facebook page and starts uploading your work. Share your work regularly on similar facebook groups. If your work is good then you will definitely get some clients from there.
3. You can also create a blog similar to your skills if you are good at writing. Similar to above example, you can create a Graphic Design blog if you have good knowledge about it. Blog can play a major role in finding clients.
4. You can also sell your service online. Graphic Designers can create artwork for Tshirts, Necklace, Mugs, Stickers and much more and put them on several websites to sell. Photographers can sell there clicked photos on many websites.
Step 4: Service Pricing
Now, you have to price your service. There is no particular scale to price your service, it depends on the value of your work and how much time a project will take. If you are providing best service then clients will give you good money. It also depends on your targetted clients, if you are targetting good clients then you can charge high. There is a good thing in these clients that they complain less in comparison to the smaller clients.
By following these four simple steps you can start freelancing. These are very basic steps to start a career in freelancing. We will discuss more about freelancing and how to grow your freelance career, in our future articles.