💡 Things To Know Before You Start Freelancing 🧑‍💻

The first thing to do is ask yourself: Do you have self-control?; because freelancing and working from home requires a lot of self-discipline. If you can control your feelings and overcome your weaknesses. Then you can definitely become a freelancer.

Do you need any experience?

Before I started freelancing, I worked as a front-end developer in a company; after some time, I also began communicating directly with clients other than the team lead, which helped me understand the difficulties in client communication. 💬 Communication is a crucial part of being an independent freelancer; because it helps you learn things like:

  • 🤔 How to choose your client,
  • 🙅 When you should turn down offers,
  • 👌 Analyzing whether the project will look good in your portfolio,
  • 💲 How to price your projects,

You don’t need to work many years in a company to learn these; I would suggest 6–12 months would be fine. Or you could just Google it 🤪, just kidding. Having a real experience is not the same as watching a video on YouTube; A real experience helps you understand things more clearly.

After you have some traditional work experience; You can start applying for freelance jobs by joining platforms like Upwork, freelancer.com, and Fiverr. When you apply for jobs on these platforms, it won’t be easy to win a contract; Because most jobs are offered to experienced freelancers with a good portfolio. Create a portfolio with at least two to three projects from your previous work experience to compete among other freelancers; because many clients are always willing to give a chance for new talents.

Communication is Everything!

That’s all you have to do to become a freelancer. Of the three popular freelancing platforms on the Internet, Upwork is one of the most popular and maintains high standards in every aspect. ✌️ I hope you enjoyed this article.

Freelance Full Stack Designer