what does freelancing mean?
Freelancing is an emerging concept these days. Many of you heard the word “Freelancing” but if you don’t know about this then you should read this article for complete knowledge about this concept. Freelancing is the art of earning money online by providing your services online through different platforms. It is a way of working independently anywhere and anytime and earn money online. It’s like a self-dependent job. Now let’s go deep into this concept of freelancing. If you have any skill that you can provide through the internet then you can earn online too. You are a boss to yourself.
Motivation to freelancing
In this modern era of technology, it is very hard to attend 9 to 5 jobs at offices and still, you are an employee to someone. You have no control over your time of 9 am to 5 pm. You just get a fixed and packed salary that is low sometimes for your needs. So how can you manage your life and stay happy?
In my opinion, the best option is freelancing. You can fulfill your desires by doing some extra work online or you can even make this option your passion or job. It’s up to you how much you can earn money online through freelancing. The average earning of a freelancer is between $1000 to $2000 depending on the skills of freelancers.
Why are you waiting now? Grab some skills and move on to freelancing and make money by providing services according to your skills. In this era of COVID-19 where the unemployment ratio is very high, it is the best option to make money online. I personally started freelancing in this pandemic situation where everyone is worried about losing jobs.
How to do freelancing
For doing freelancing you should be good at the following things
- Must have skill in which you are good at
- Knowledge of online platforms where you can sell your services
- Communication skills
- Way of judging price for your services
- Loyalty with your customers
So what you need to start it is to focus on the above-mentioned points. These are the crucial and basic points for every beginner freelancer. So if you focus on these points and then start providing services, you will earn a very handsome amount from freelancing.
There are a bunch of skills you can learn through YouTube, Coursera, Digiskills, Udemy, and many more.
The only thing you need to choose your path. Select your skill according to your interest and enjoy learning it. Once you learn it, practice it until you become an expert in that skill.
The next step is to get technical knowledge about online freelance market places like Fiverr, Upwork, guru.com, freelancers, etc. Study their terms and conditions thoroughly and set up your account on these online market places.
Communication skill is a very important factor in freelancing. So you must be good at it because you have to communicate with the people of almost every country like the USA, UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India, China, Malaysia, Australia, France, Italy and many more.
Understanding your work and then giving prices according to market value is necessary to get clients online. Your service rate should match with other online sellers so that clients can also reach you and give you projects accordingly.
The last point is useful from beginner to expert level. Whatever level you reach, never compromise on loyalty. If you don’t think you can do it then leave that project and don’t take responsibility. Only pick the work in which you are 100% sure so that your and your customer’s time don’t be wasted.
What is the future of Freelancing
This era of COVID-19 promoted remote work. So many employees are working from home and according to the survey of experts, in the next 10 years, many companies will start remote working and allow their employees to work from home instead of coming to the offices. So the phenomenon of freelancing is also remote work. You stay home and work globally throughout the world. So step ahead and dive into freelancing and start your career online.
In the next article, I will explain the best 5 platforms of freelancing and their details so you can get a full idea about how to start freelancing and where to start freelancing.
So wish you the best of luck in your freelancing career!!