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    Question Course on How To Get Started In The World Of Freelancing And How To Profit Off Of It.

    What Freelancing Is

    Freelancing is basically where you’re an online mercenary and you’re usually under contract with a company to do a service or a job for them. That job can be short term and a one time thing, or that job can be a long-term thing where you’re continuously providing content or services to them. You will basically have to find out exactly what kind of service you can provide or what your set of skills is, then you’ll have to go out and find the clients who will give you work.

    What Freelancing Isn’t

    Freelancing is not a way to get rich on the internet and it certainly isn’t a one-push button where money just magically prints for you and there’s no other work involved what so ever. This isn’t the case at all and a lot of people who initially get into freelancing completely confuse what’s actually involved in the world of freelancing and what their potential is.

    How Much Can You Make

    How much you can make off of Freelancing depends on a wide variety of things that I’ll go more into detail about in the next sections. First of all, it depends on the level of skills you have and what you bring to the table, it depends on the clientele you acquire and how much value they’re looking to obtain. You will find some companies and some people who want to pay you pennies compared to what most professionals make because they’re cheap and more than likely think that building an empire off of cheap content is a legit strategy to making money on the internet.

    Getting Started

    Before you get started and start offering your services as a full-fledged freelancer, you’re going to need to know some basic information about how much money you could possibly earn. This depends on three different aspects which can apply to all business outside of freelancing as well. I’ll go over these three details as simple as possible and hopefully give you some insight into what you can expect when freelancing and how much money you can expect to make. Whether or not you’ll be slave labor or whether or not you’ll be breaking the bank will depend on these three important factors.

    The Level Of Skills You Have And What You Bring To The Table

    Freelancing definitely isn’t for everyone. Some people have it, some people just don’t and it’s not something that they’re every successful at. You have to look at yourself and ask what kind of potential skills you have and what you can bring to the table for a perspective client. Some clients want a web designer, some want an article writer, some want a Copywriter and some want miscellaneous work done. Each client will have a pretty good idea of exactly what they need done so first, you need to evaluate your skills.

    If you have absolutely no skills, you can’t expect to make much because you don’t offer much value to your clients or their business. More business for them in most cases means more business for you so figuring out how much value and business you’ll make them in return for your services will give you a really great idea of how much you can make. If you want to do something that you’re not quite sure how to do, learn the skill. If you want to develop websites but you’ve never touched a website before, learn the fundamentals of HTML and CSS.

    If you want to do Copywriting work for clients that you’ve never done before, you’ll want to make sure that your English is superb and that you have little to no grammar mistakes. Not only that, but make sure you’re in touch with Psychology so you can understand and get a better idea of what sells and what doesn’t sell. Once you figure that out, the closer you’ll be to determining just how much you can make. People with more experience and skills obviously will charge more. Also, that’s another thing to remember… this isn’t your typical 9-5 job, you can charge whatever you want. You determine how much you make but the question is, what client or company is going to pay for it.

    The Type Of Clientele You Acquire And Attract

    This is a big one because how much money a client will pay you depends on the type of clientele you attract. It’ll depend on how you market yourself and how you lay out your particular sets of skills. For example, if you were to put out an ad talking about how you were just a mediocre and average content writer, you’re only going to attract those mediocre and average clients who will pay you a “mediocre” and “average” pay scale.
    However, if people think you’re the best of the best, then you can be more than willing that they’ll start busting out their wallets to give you money eagerly awaiting your content. If you offer cheap services, you’re only going to attract the cheap clientele which are generally a nightmare to work for.

    How Much Value They’re Looking To Obtain

    How much a client is willing to pay for services rendered plays a big role as well. While some clients might realize that a service is well worth the cost associated with it, as I said before, some clients are generally cheap and are looking to get some work done for barely any money spent. While this is a great fantasy land to live in, this isn’t reality and this definitely doesn’t happen. Ask your perspective client how much your time is worth to them and how much value they’re looking to obtain out of their service or product that they’re promoting.

    How To Get Started


    Step 1 – Associate yourself with a particular skill that companies need and try to figure out just how much use you can be to companies by providing that skill. It could be web design, web development, content creation, seo, consulting, etc.

    Web Design – A lot of people commonly confuse what web designers do and what web developers do. Designers create all the imagery and nice little flashy effects. They’re basically just creating the puzzle pieces of the website.

    Web Developer – These are the people who take those pieces of the puzzle and place them all together. They write code that adds functionality, makes the non-graphic portions of the site looks better and brings the entire site together.

    Content Creation – When I say content creation, it could either be an article writer, a press release article or it could even be a copywriter which is one of the rarest forms of writing. Copywriters make the most money but you need to be an exceptional writer and grammar nut to truly excel in that field. You need to be either truly Native English or speak perfect English. Content creation is relatively easy and the majority of people don’t have too many problems, even if their English isn’t perfect.

    How do I do any of those? There’s no set manual that’s going to guide you by the hand or teach you step by step how to do a freelancer’s job. If you want to get into the world of Freelancing, you’ll have to keep an open mind as far as what jobs you’ll do because Freelance work definitely isn’t for the rich and isn’t for people who are currently well off. Are there people who are making a significant amount of money off of Freelancing? Sure, anything is possible and I’m sure someone has done it before and consistently continue to do so. So while it is possible to make a huge killing of money on the internet even with freelancing, only the few minority of people who strike it lucky will become rich off of it.

    Step 2 – Next, you’ll need to find exactly where to go to get clients. Now there are quite a few different ways you can go about this and one of my favorites is through the Google search engine. A lot of people like to spend days on forums trying to find clients from there but what I have experienced is not only a slow gain of clients but ones that are cheap and don’t want to pay too much for killer writer. So here’s what you want to do to ensure that you only get top notch and quality clients that’ll pay you before work is even started (which is known as an upfront payment).

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    ALWAYS GET THE PAYMENT UP FRONT


    Don’t ever just assume that the money will be coming because they will take your work sometime s, publish them elsewhere and you’ll never be paid a penny for the services you rendered. We’ll next cover 10 of the most asked questions about freelancing and hopefully this gives you some insight on freelancing going in. Just remember, find out what skill you have and start marketing it to potential clients that you can find with a simple Google search.

    Tip: It helps if you find people who are currently paying for ads in Google AdWords.

    1. What is freelancing?

    Freelancing occurs when someone offers his or her services for an agreed period in return for a fee. Freelancers (also known as contractors or service providers) are independent of the businesses or individuals that hire their services. Generally, freelancers work on jobs of a short duration although contract periods do vary in length and can be and are often extended.

    2. Who can become a freelancer?
    The short answer is anyone. There are no restrictions as to who can become a freelancer. As long as you have a skill or service that a business or individual needs then you can offer your services and be a freelancer.

    3. Who hires freelancers?


    Freelancers are hired by individuals and organisations, including micro enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises, large companies, like Tesco, charities, local and central government, e.g., HM Revenue & Customs, and public bodies.

    4. What services do freelancers offer?

    Freelancers offer a diverse set of services. There really isn't a fixed list. Some services offered by freelancers include:

    • event planning and management (e.g., weddings, birthdays, etc.)
    • book-keeping & accounting
    • car valet
    • virtual assistance (e.g., email & diary management, call answering, etc.)
    • IT support & customer helpdesk
    • Website design & development

    As a rule of thumb, if an organization or individual can micro outsources it, then it can be freelanced!

    5. Which services are in demand?


    Demand for services varies but research has shown that the demand for freelance workers increases during "times of economic uncertainty". So this is a great time to freelance! Job information sites such as itjobswatch or just searching and counting the number of freelance opportunities can provide useful information on the demand for freelance services.
    But don't be discouraged if your service doesn't appear popular. In fact, offering a service that has low demand also means that there is less competition and that's great for your future earnings!

    6. What are the advantages of being a freelancer?

    There are many advantages to freelancing. Some of my favourites include:
    Being your own boss. Freelancing is one of best ways to start your own business. Being your own boss also allows you to decide how many hours you work, when in the year and in which locations.
    Getting paid to travel. If you enjoy travelling, then freelance work can take you around the country or further afield. What's more, you can travel at someone else's expense!
    Working from home or remotely. If your preference is to work from home then freelancing offers this flexibility and freelancers can enjoy a successful business doing just that. The Internet has created remote working possibilities that businesses across the globe are keen to use.
    Earning money quickly. Freelancers can be paid not only more quickly and frequently than permanent employees but they can earn much more in a given period than a permanent employee doing similar work.

    7. What are the disadvantages of freelancing?


    But being a freelancer has some disadvantages, too. Some of which include:
    Annual tax return. If you're self-employed or freelance through your own company or enjoy a certain level of income, you'll have to complete HM Revenue and Customs' tax return. Thankfully, you can now do this on their Web site and get your tax calculated automatically.
    Having to find work. If you're a freelancer then there's no boss to give you your first (or next) job. So, it's up to you to find work. Luckily, there are Web sites that specialise in freelancing that can assist to make this process easier.
    Having to maintain your CV. Your CV is what's going to help you get your next job, if not your first one, so you'll need to update it as jobs are completed and new skills are acquired. This can become a chore but it's necessary if you want to convey your current experience and knowledge.

    8. Where can I freelance?


    As mentioned, an advantage of freelancing is that it allows you to travel. Depending on your skills and the service you offer, you may work on freelance jobs locally, nationally or internationally. For example, you might offer a gardening service, which would be more likely offered to local individuals and businesses. Or you might freelance as a personal trainer and offer services locally and regionally.
    You can also work from the comfort of your home as a data entry operator, article writer, CCTV operator, proofreader and so on. As indicated, the Internet has opened numerous opportunities for people to work remotely without the need to be at a client's site.

    9. How to get started?


    Place your CV on a suitable site. Some of the more popular job boards and CV aggregators include tiptopjob, jobserve, friendsreunitedjobs, totaljobs, CV-Library and jobsite. However, these sites do not specialise in micro outsourced jobs and their focus is more on capturing your CV rather than the services that you offer.
    Fortunately, there are specialist sites that can help you freelance your services. On these sites, you'll find jobs with differing requirements and budgets. You'll also be able to advertise 1 or more services, indicating your skills, daily or hourly rate and locations, if you also wish to work at a client's site. And unlike job boards or CV aggregators, you'll also be able to use the site to interact with job providers to, for example, clarify requirements or work with them once you've got the job!

    10. Can I make a career out of freelancing?


    Absolutely, yes! If you're currently working, you can try out freelancing in parallel with your main job before deciding whether to do it full-time. If you're between jobs or on a career break then freelancing is a way to quickly earn some money whilst filling the empty space on your CV. And who knows, you might just like it!

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    Thanks for this great course. I get many ideas from this course

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    Actually I think any one can do this kinds of work. but in the freelancing is better for student as a part time work. All kinds of work is available here. such as. Data entry, Graphics Design, web page design, SEO, SMM. I am sure every one know how to do the data entry work. on the flip side it is tension free work. because there is no pressure by the client. there is enough time to do work here. Thanks for your valuable Article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsteaven View Post
    Actually I think any one can do this kinds of work. but in the freelancing is better for student as a part time work. All kinds of work is available here. such as. Data entry, Graphics Design, web page design, SEO, SMM. I am sure every one know how to do the data entry work. on the flip side it is tension free work. because there is no pressure by the client. there is enough time to do work here. Thanks for your valuable Article.
    Thanks for your valuable comment. keep good work. We are proud to have you here among us.

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