One of the biggest freelance platforms out there has stirred up some controversy with a decision to increase its service fee by …
We need to get one thing out of the way – marketing is crucial for establishing your freelance career and turning it in a full-time occupation. Even if you’re the most amazing specialist, you’ll never find clients without putting some hard work in doing promotion. Getting started with freelance jobs from home is all about building your authority and reputation. The good news is that you have dozens of online channels to rely on. Doing marketing can be inexpensive and highly
What does it take to impress clients? Unfortunately, I can’t give you a universal answer. Every freelancer that has tried scoring projects on websites like Odesk and Elance knows that it’s sometimes incredibly difficult to stand out and land the gig. Though there seems to be tons of online freelance work, finding clients that are willing to pay enough and establish long-term relationships with freelancers is still a challenging task. You have just one chance to impress and this
Being a freelancer, you know that the income is unsteady. There are ‘professional’ freelancers who have managed to achieve the constant income we all crave in the start of our careers. Their experience is what helped me find the way, too. Years after I discovered a steady stream of clients (and managed to maintain it), I am finally ready to give you a short guide to finding the freelance projects that will
Is it easy to find freelance work? The initial motivation will produce an adrenaline rush that will make you feel sky is the limit. Once the euphoria wears off, however, you will find it a bit more challenging to get started. Most freelancers follow the same path and rely on websites like Odesk to discover clients. There is nothing wrong with the approach and Odesk can deliver amazing results. Relying on a single option, however, will be far from
Every freelancer dreads this client – they are never satisfied, they come up with new project specifications shortly before the deadline and they refuse to make a payment until all of their needs are addressed. Difficult clients tend to be a tremendous nightmare and an emotionally draining experience that is often not worth the effort. Many beginners in the world of freelancing who are eager to find freelance work will put up with such clients.