Sadia Islam Mou 1 Question 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 52 Points View Profile 0 Sadia Islam Mou Asked: November 14, 20222022-11-14T14:20:39+00:00 2022-11-14T14:20:39+00:00In: Freelancing How do I start working as a freelancer? 0 How do I start working as a freelancer? freelancing 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Md Razib Khan Dhaka, Bangladesh 0 Questions 3 Answers 0 Best Answers 128 Points View Profile Md Razib Khan 2022-11-14T14:21:47+00:00Added an answer on November 14, 2022 at 2:21 pm I can give you a few tips from my own experience… Don’t quit your day job until you have some steady clients lined up. Start your freelance work on the side. It takes time to get a freelance business off the ground. So it helps to keep working your regular job until you are earning enough money as a freelancer to replace that income. Learn the skills you need to be a freelancer. You don’t wake up one morning and decide to start earning money as a freelance copywriter, for example. You need to learn the skills needed to write copy. Tell everyone you know that you are starting to freelance. If you are planning to be a freelance copywriter, for example, get the word out to your network. I have some web designer friends, and I have found that they are a great resource for copy projects. Set up a website for your freelance business. This allows prospective clients to find you and gives you some credibility. Plus, it would allow you to blog and show off your expertise. (It’s also a great place to put samples of your work and testimonials from happy clients.) Set up a Facebook page for your freelance business. Send requests for people to like it, and make a point of posting articles to the page that relate to what you do. Use Linked-in to make connections with people who might hire you. It also helps to be active in Linked-in groups that relate to your field. I’ve had quite a few inquiries come through Linked-in. Use sites like Upwork to find your first clients. The pay isn’t great, but (depending on what you do) you will need samples of your work to show prospects. As you gain experience, you will eventually get better-paying clients. Like I said, I don’t know what you do for freelancing. However, the biggest break of my life came when I got hired by Clayton Makepeace, a highly-successful copywriter. I spent three years working for him and learning from him. The lessons I learned and the connections I made were crucial to my success as a freelancer. If you can find a mentor or an employer who can teach you the skills you need to be a successful freelancer, I recommend you go for it. For me, it made all the difference. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.