Freelancing Is Only For The Bold; Can You Be Among Them?
In order to live a freelancing lifestyle, you need to be bold enough in order to fight hard and secure your own spotlight in freelancing business.
There are others who are shy hence; they end up failing not because they can not deliver but because they do not trust their capabilities.
If you are interested in freelancing, you can learn on how to be bold enough for the tasks and pressure awaiting you.
Here below is a list of seven moves that scare away many interested in freelancing. You can learn from them in order to be bold enough to face them head on.
7 bold tactics to help you shine in your freelancing
1 . Making cold calls:
It is natural to fear conversing with total strangers. In most cases, people are nervous because they are never sure of what to expect from the people they are talking with for the first time.
If you can manage to focus your energy away from cold calls to your target market and always do your very best in any home works assigned, this can work to your advantage.
2 . Agreeing to meet your client in person:
If you are brave enough to agree to a face-to-face meeting with your clients instead of hiding behind you computer, you may be in for a bigger reward because many clients with bigger projects wish to meet contractors in person for more discussion pertaining to the projects.
Some people tend to avoid these meetings because they fear any risks which may arise due to the meeting.
3. Seeking advice from more experienced peers:
If you are stuck and you can no longer continue, do not shy off from asking help from your peers who might have gone through the same challenge but were able to overcome it.
You are not the first person to get stuck and there are many; even in your social network who had the same challenge and what is preventing you from progressing is your reluctance to seek their advice.
4 . Can you be controversial?
Of course you can only prove this if only you can post something which some people are meant to disagree.
It takes a lot of courage to do this and it may be from this kind of posts that people will learn to relate with you as you build the relationships necessary to grow your business.
You need to find a way to engage people into relating with you.
5 . Be proud enough about your freelancing business to talk about it:
Being proud of what you do makes you cherish it highly and hence making it a subject of discussion when in the company of your friends and family members.
Because these are the greatest critics you can ever face. Take time to make them understand that you are working and if they can be able to understand you and support you, this will turn out to be an essential asset in your business.
6 . Be adventurous:
It takes a lot of courage and boldness to try something new. You may be comfortable in doing the same thing over and over again but; you need to take up something new to help you develop personally and professionally.
7 . Hold tightly to your dream:
Following your dream irrespective of the challenges ahead of you is the best thing you can ever do.
Like many other people with dreams, what you are having in mind may seem unworkable and unachievable but shying off from trying to pursue it will always leave you as a man/woman with a big dream but not bold enough to try and actualize it.
Great men and women are never born but they are made through working on prevailing challenges that refine their dreams into incredible realities.
Besides being bold for your freelancing business, it also benefits you emotionally because challenging your capabilities with given challenges, helps you build your confidence to help you succeed in achieving results from attempting what seemed impossible at first.
This brings a feeling of satisfaction and relief into your soul.