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Freelancing is something that may be tough for some people. If we avoid some mistakes, we can save ourselves from some grief.
In this article, we’ll look at some advice to follow as freelancers.
You aren’t working for anyone as an employee. Your client is a partner you’re working with.
So you shouldn’t expect clients to dictate what you do.
Clients want solutions, so selling them solutions you can offer them is better than selling what skills you have.
Good clients are willing to pay you good prices, so don’t compete on price.
You don’t want to work hard for low pay.
Some freelancers can be your competitors, but they can also help you find work and refer you to people they know.
The narrower the niche, the harder it is to find people that need your specialization.
It’s a good idea to maintain your presence all the time so that you get noticed by potential clients.
It takes time for you and clients to find each other, so it’s better to start early so it’s less likely that you run out of work.
There’re always unexpected expenses and slow months, so saving money is always important in case you need the money.
If you work for a rate that’s too low, you may be working on projects that aren’t profitable.
That means you’re wasting money.
You should prioritize useful things for clients and making money freelancing.
Anything else can wait.
Of course, taking breaks is also important.
Always diversify in case one source of income runs out.
Freelance platforms may work for some people.
But you don’t control them and they can cut you off with a click of a button.
You don’t want them to cut you off from your clients.
Always diversify on sources of client and income.
If they’re shady or you aren’t profitable working with them, then cut them off as soon as you can.
Processes speed things up and keep things consistent, so it’s worth having them.
Setting standards for quality and other workflows are helpful.
There’re lots of advice online. They’re either conflicting or may not be relevant to your situation.
They may lead you in the wrong direction, so it’s a good idea to take a break from reading advice.
If we follow the advice above, we can all be successful freelancers.