Heya! Welcome to Virtually Money Wise. I know you are reading this because you want to seriously know the ways to freelance successfully right from the time of launch. And you know what? This is absolutely possible. 🙂
Now, without wasting any time lets see the actually less known ways to freelance successfully right from the day you decide and take a step towards freelancing.
Know your main goal:
In the recent times, it is essential to understand the main goal of freelancing. This will help you achieve the BEST IN LIFE. Once you know your ultimate goal just divide it into smaller ones. For instance, if you want to freelance and make $1000 per month then you need to break it into smaller and ACHIEVABLE GOALS. Set realistic goals. Please don’t keep a goal of earning $20,000 in the very first month of freelancing. Yeah, it can be possible if you have excellent network since before. But I have never seen such a case. If you have seen such case of freelancing then please share in the comments. 🙂
Always be confident in yourself. Tell yourself that you are the best. Improve yourself. Don’t leave any stone unturned to do this. Trust me. You will feel much better. If you want to freelance along with your full-time job then just do it. If you want to freelance as a student to support yourself, then do it. You can’t keep waiting for someone to come to you with everything you want on a golden platter. Take a step at a time. Achieve everything in life. It is absolutely possible. I can understand how it feels when you think of taking that first step. But believe me, just take the first step. You will see yourself progressing successfully.
Listen to yourself:
Whenever you feel discouraged or in doubt, talk to yourself. Self-talk solves a lot of problems. You will keep facing various problems in your day to day life. You need to have trust on whatever you do. Most important is to take things positively in life.
Do what you feel right. Analyze every matter before you proceed.
Know that you are right. Yes! You have chosen to freelance and taken the best step to building your name online and make good money.
Never think that you can’t do it.
Choose a perfect niche:
This is something which I learned a few days back. And you know what it actually opened new avenues in freelance writing for me. All thanks to Elna Cain for beautifully explaining the much less utilized yet most beneficial way to choose the perfect niche. I just loved her Experience + Passion idea of finding the perfect niche. Believe me, her article is amazing with a plan-to-action which you can explore to find your niche for freelancing. If you want you can implement it to choose the niche for your freelance business in every possible field.
Build a plan:
You need to plan and then implement your freelancing idea. This will help you to know how to proceed further and get the results you want to achieve. Planning is a must. You can’t ignore it. But that does not mean that you need to plan for hours and do nothing. You just need to plan like a mature and smart person and move ahead. Know your goal. Create a plan. And most important is implement it. Most of the newbie freelancers keep on planning for months without taking a step ahead. This is waste of time. Trust me. I have gone through this phase in 2011, so I can understand it very well. So, I suggest you to please build an…
….. ACTIONABLE PLAN. Then you will find yourself achieving your every minor to major goal in a smooth way.
Have a backup:
This is very important. If you are new to freelancing you must be thinking that why should have a backup plan. But please have one. You can choose some money making ideas from this list of 10 proven ways to make money online.
If your freelance business does not do well, then, for the time being, you can rely on your back up plan. The backup plan can be your full time job, but this is not necessary. You can choose your own backup plan. Just choose something which actually works and helps you to support yourself.
Yes. I used the word apply thrice because it is actually important. You need to tell your target potential clients that you are available for hire. Apply on daily basis. Yes, daily. Keep pitching clients. You will see clients replying to you within weeks. And then say “Hurrah!!! I did it.” But remember to keep applying even after you land your gigs. This will help you to keep work coming your way. Keep 30 minutes aside everyday to pitch clients. If possible you can find time in various dividends to make your application process easier and effective.
Be Bold & Network:
Yes, you heard it right. Be bold! Right from the day of your launch tell every person in your network that you are available for hire. Also, create a simplified HIRE ME page on your website. You need not bother or think what negative others think about you. Just Do It. And see the change. Let me tell you one fact. In today’s world, very few people will truly care about you. And others will try to bring you down. So keep the latter category aside and focus on positive things in life. You will be amazed to see the REAL CHANGE. So, utilize the available free resources and work your best.
Keep your starting point simple if you want to freelance successfully. No need to stress on investing on A lot of materials for your business initially. Just make the basic things work. Then as you grow you can invest some part of your income in improving your skills and freelance in a better way. SIMPLIFY LIFE. You will find happiness and peace with your life and new freelancing hustle or career.
Thus, you can definitely freelance successfully if you tweak the above mentioned ways in a smart way. Work smart in life. Make things easy for yourself. I would repeat: Simplify Life. Go ahead and start a new venture. I am excited about your new success!!
So, what do you feel about freelancing successfully in today’s world? Please feel free to express your views. I love interacting with my readers!! 🙂