I started my freelancing career last year on 9th June. On that note I like to write this article on same date through which I could share my one year of experience in freelancing.
Short description about myself: I am into freelancing business from my college final year and now I have completed my degree. I started working as full time freelancer. I handled nearly 100 freelancing jobs including article writing, proof reading, content writing, EBooks preparation, PPT preparation, report writing, PDF preparation etc. via Greatlance.com which is a freelancing website. I have ability to learn things easily and reproduce them to show best results. My hobbies are reading magazines, updating my writing skills, listening to music which I love to hear often.
Well, being a freelancer and working on freelancing jobs are amazing. I heard many people say that we should be serious while working. No coffee break, sit hours together in work room and do freelancing jobs one after the other. But according to me, we should work with enjoyment. If a person takes a job with stress, he/she CANNOT complete the work successfully. We need to have fun in between work, drink coffee, and refresh ourselves to give best quality results.
I would like to say few points to my fellow freelancers which will help them in their freelancing profession.
Updated Portfolio Win New clients:
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Updating portfolio periodically is a most important factor. One of my friends likes to work on creative freelancer jobs. He worked for more than 10 projects past months but forgot to update the resume. Finally he updated the resume on day before interview with the new client. He left few important points on resume because of last minute stress and interview resulted in complete mess and unhappiness.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Update the portfolio after completing each freelancing work. After sending reports to clients and getting paid for your work, just take extra few minutes and update the work done in your resume. Be conscious of the resume format you use. You can avoid simple tasks done, but don’t forget to update the huge projects you handled.
I’m Still Not a Student Freelancer, I Can Learn from Mistakes:
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â When I was a student freelancer, I made many mistakes due to lack of experience and guidance. It’s time for me to rectify my freelancing mistakes and to produce quality output.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â You may feel difficulties for first few freelancing jobs. But later you can learn from mistakes and work accordingly. This shows you are hard worker and brings good reputation.
Moving to International Standards:
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â This would be a puzzling question to all freelancers, ”How to make my work reach international standards?”
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â But answer is very simple, “Analyze from your work done”. Initially I started to write articles about business. I surfed internet and just reproduced the content. But later on I started reading many magazines, short stories, story books, poems etc which molded me as a good writer. I could see a vast difference from my old article and recent ones which I wrote. I use many online writing tools (of course free of cost) which adds flavor to my work.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Therefore analyze your current work with previous one. And strive hard to bring best results out of that.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Thus I shared about my journey on freelancing. And I invite my freelancer friends to showcase their experience on freelancer jobs.