Whether you’ve freelanced for years or are contemplating a late-career switch to becoming a self-employed freelancer, there are a few ways to boost your chances of success.
Here are three ways to maximize your freelance earning potential by taking advantage of current freelance trends:
FOCUS ON ONE FREELANCE PLATFORM–
Start with one freelancing platform and focus your efforts on that platform alone, rather than having a freelance account on ten different sites. Get to know the ins and outs of the platform, and do everything you can to make your profile stand out from the crowd; do your best to get fantastic reviews from each job, search for long-term projects, repeat clients, have a well-written bio and unique portfolio of work examples. With EZY FREELANCE we take the time to identify your freelancing needs. Using EZY Freelance, you would be able to build your professional freelancing network with confidence and ease.
Make your profile stand out from the crowd-
By focusing your efforts on one platform alone you’ll be able to develop your profile, and by getting great feedback on your work, you’ll be able to reach certain milestones such as a top rising talent and top-rated provider that will help you stand out even more. The more your profile stands out, the better chances are that clients will invite you personally to bid on jobs.
Be consistent, and aim for the long term- Don’t give up. Getting the first few jobs may take some time, but once you start establishing yourself as a great person to work with and get fantastic reviews for your work, things will become a lot easier. If you constantly provide great services to your clients they will leave great reviews, and this will result in repeat and long-term clients.
The more you build up your social presence, the higher chances are that your profile will get noticed by potential clients, and by doing that you increase the likelihood of getting contacted for work.
Sometimes the smaller ‘niche’ platforms will be a much better place to get noticed because the focus of those platforms is very particular and people who hang out there – who are essentially your target audience – are looking for very specific things.
For example, all designers are familiar with Dribbble:
“Dribbble is a community of designers answering that question each day. Web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types share small screenshots that show their work, process, and current projects. Dribbble is a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design.”
It’s especially important for older freelancers not to get complacent about what they know. “If you’re a freelancer in marketing, you need to train yourself on digital marketing and social media.
Freelancers can keep their digital skills current through free online training from vendors of office software. Or they can sign up for paid classes online through sites such as LinkedIn Learning and Udemy or from local community colleges.
Don’t neglect soft skills, such as being able to communicate or connect with other people, work on a team, or negotiate. In fact, the percentage of freelancers who feel it’s very important to have soft skills is almost equal to those who feel that way about hard skills.
There are a lot of new jobs added at EZY Freelance. Choose the job that matches your skills & start your freelancing journey at www.ezyfreelance.com.