Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Steps to start as a Freelancer

People often look for part time earning options in order to maintain a better life standard. There are people who want to work but work according to their own schedule and there are also those people who want to earn while sitting at home. The answer to the questions of all the people mentioned above is freelancing. Now the problem is how to start? Many don’t know how to start as a freelancer on freelance websites. In this article we have mentioned the steps required to start your freelancing career.
  1. Sign Up with some freelance website

The first step is to join some good freelance websites. Some of the good freelance websites with secure payment and large of number of projects are www.elance.com, www.odesk.com, www.freelancer.com and www.guru.com . Every new freelancer should have an account on all of these websites.
  1. Build a complete profile

Try to complete your profile in every respect. A complete profile means you have what it takes to become a good freelancer and it also shows that you’re serious in working as a freelancer. You can track the completeness percentage of your profile on almost all the big freelance websites. Build a strong portfolio, because only this is what you have initially to show your client.
  1. Search Small Projects and Bid Small

At the beginning of your freelance career, your primary focus should be to build a good reputation rather than earning huge sums of money. Therefore, in the start, bid on small projects and bid low as compared to your competitor. In the start you can beat experienced freelancers only in terms of price you charge for project so use this strength intelligently and bid low. Also try to bid on small budget projects as you have more chance of getting those projects in the start.

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