Are you trying to break into freelancing? More and more people are becoming their own boss and setting up work from home.
No matter what kind of freelancing you want to do, here are four useful tips to help start a successful freelancing career.
1. Check Job Boards Every Day
Often freelance work is snapped up straight away, with good work offers disappearing almost immediately. Give yourself an advantage and check job boards every day – multiple times if you have the time!
2. Apply, Apply, Apply!
The bigger your net is, the more fish you are likely to catch. Break down the time you apply for jobs so you don’t become disheartened; spend half an hour every morning sending out a few applications.
Don’t pin all your hopes on one application – there are hundreds of jobs available for freelancers, so keep looking for something similar!
3. Be Flexible
You may only want to write about music, business or travel, but it is beneficial not to be picky about the work you take on to start with. Every piece of work you take on will advance your portfolio, give you a reference, or put some money in your bank account – so try to be willing to write about anything initially!
4. Respond Quickly
Respond to job leads and emails straight away; companies expect freelancers to always be on hand, and you can seem unprofessional if you don’t reply, and in a worst case scenario you could even lose the gig. Reply straight away to anyone who seems interested in your work – the interest could pass in a matter of minutes!
Can you think of any other useful tips for people who are starting their careers as freelancers? Comment your ideas below J