How To Avoid Getting Stuck In Freelancing
Many marketers give up their freelancing careers not because they are not good enough but because they lack some basic motivation and seriousness to do what they enjoy doing.
Here are some of the tips to help you avoid being stuck in your career.
1 . Perceiving freelancing as a real business
When applying for contracts, a lot of diligence and professionalism must be portrayed. Using a valid e-mail address besides making a good presentation of what you have to offer is essential.
Your clients need to see a reason why they should hire you and not some one else.
While answering your phone, like in any other official calls, answer it with your first name and let not your kids interfere with any aspect of answering your calls because freelancing is your lifeblood as a day time job could be to someone next door.
2 . Owning a real and well designed website
Instead of spending a lot of time lamenting that you are not paid what you deserve; make sure that your website dictates your worth.
None is ready to pay what you “deserve” if they are not conviced about what they can see.
If your website is not like or close to Joel Schettler’s, stop wasting your time in forums expressing your frustrations on how small you are paid.
Redo your website and let it command the amount you are to be paid.
3 . Be a real person
The only asset you have to express yourself is the smart choice of your words.
From many of the tips you have learnt, one is always told to cultivate his/her voice but this does not mean that you have to start putting it into action on the first page.
All you need is; starting all this earlier enough even before getting to the first page.
4 . Be ready to dig into your wallet
Writers will what to earn more from what they are not ready to spend their money on.
In order to attain the best results from what you like, you must spend on it so that it brings more returns.
You need to equip your freelancing business with a professional website, fax machine and a different phone line.
You need to spend on promoting yourself in order to achieve the best results instead of avoiding spending and remain forever struggling without making any reasonable progress.
Writers must break out of the bondage of thinking that they are too broke to spend on their business.
5 . Share with people on what you are best at
You should be proud of what you do and hence; willing to talk about it without being pushed.
As a freelancer, examine your abilities and realize your strength and identify yourself with it in your social gatherings with either friends or family.
When you love to talk about what you do, it acts as a way of advertising your business to those around you who may end up refereeing their friends to you if they need your services.
If you find yourself taking too long to answer a question regarding what you do for a living, is a clear red sign that you have a serious problem with your career.
As a freelancer, you need specialization and then being very clear on what you do.
6 . Proofreading is critical
In order to avoid being disqualified when you apply for jobs or having your projects declined, you must proofread your applications and contents written to avoid any obvious mistakes.
Make sure that you have done what is required of you and submit the right content.
In a nutshell, it takes determination and being serious with you work in order to succeed in freelancing. You need not to have mind-blowing academic qualifications to be successful in freelancing.