After America, India is the second-largest freelancing hub in the world. According to PayPal’s evaluation, in India, there is approximately 1.5 Crore of Indians, who are working on freelancing projects in America, Europe, or other countries. As per the Economic times, an experienced freelancer is earning probably $20 in an hour.
Freelancing is been for a long time, an alluring visible feature. In freelancing projects there is a plus point of time elasticity and lack of restrictions from the corporate world, so most people are tantalizing towards it. In the starting, there was freelancing for hipster writers, in which they write articles. But nowadays, in every field, there are a huge amount of projects of freelancing. Meanwhile full-time job in the corporate office, you can work on several projects of freelancing.
Tips and Tools to get freelancing projects:
Many of us during lockdown was thinking about doing something, apart from this some people cannot go to the office in daily life, due to their some circumstances. But they have the capabilities and education to do a lot in the corporate world. Some of us are not happy with their pay scale and they want to earn more to fulfill their ambitions. In fact, some women also cannot do proper shifts.
So we have a good option that is FREELANCING
Freelancing is a technique, in which you can get projects from anywhere in the world, it may be your full-time work or part-time job. If you have skills, you can get projects with matching your skills and earn a good salary.
So if you have decided to do freelancing there are some tools and tips which must-have in your pocket. And the most important thing is self-confidence, apart from it there are lots of things to keep in your mind.
If you want to come into the world of freelancing, first of all, focus on your skills, which is the essential tool to come into the freelancing world. Examine yourself, let suppose if you are thinking of writing on freelancing project, so examine that is a normal writer or amazing calligrapher. Which skills make you different from others?
And if you have that capability, focus on that and work on it, which will make you different. Once you have done this, with this potential you will start walking on the way to success. You can lead yourself with others.
Most important is if you have this skill which makes you different from others when you will represent your project or skills, you can negotiate with confidence. In the world of freelancing this is your true weapon.
Make an effective portfolio
Once you judge yourself, the next step is to make an effective portfolio. When you practice your skill work, then you can represent small projects and make a portfolio of these projects. When you go for freelancing projects you can represents your portfolio as your past experience or your skills in front of others. So start collecting small pieces of your effective work to get a good project.
Your skills cannot possible to represent in front of others without your past experiences, and this is a possible medium in your portfolio, your portfolio saves your day if you are looking for a good project. So do not waste time, if you have skills or if you have work in the past, collect into a portfolio.
Plan of action
Manage your time: if you are creating your portfolio and planning to start freelancing work then the important thing is your time. So plan your time accordingly. While freelancing does your daily routine work also. So make a timetable and do work as per it. If you start working at the proper timetable you do not hustle for work. It will happen properly without a hurry and this is also a step toward success.
Work: If you are planning on freelancing, so learn about that field in which you are going. Take the proper time of training and learn things. Work on the latest tools and tips so you can understand the new trends and technique and you can represent it in your work abilities.
Financially: If you are doing freelancing as a part-time job or you doing it as full-time work to increase your source of income. Plan it in advance. Let suppose, your target to earn 1 lakh in a month so plan according to it so you can achieve your target. Surfing that which industry helps you to achieve your target. Do research and study about different companies and try to fit yourself according to their needs. So they can provide you that much of in the term of financially.
Online and Offline Networking in Freelancing
Online networking is, in which you make connections through online websites and start freelancing work. Let suppose on LinkedIn in India you can make connections and go for freelancing work. There are lots of sites online or through the internet in which you can start your freelancing projects.
Offline networking is when you meet personally or through a friend or colleague and then you ask for freelancing work. In this, you can start work through a pamphlet on the wall or through a personal connection. So we have a different kind of freelancing work, In offline networking, you do meetings and show your portfolio and represent yourself in term interview.