It’s important to realize beforehand, that what the journey demands before departure. Everyone wishes to become a professional web Freelancer, but not all the registered members on freelancing sites are able to earn enough to run their houses and Sometimes, simply not earning a penny and wasting their precious time, strength and abilities. To get up to that level a lot of hard work and talent is required. But becoming a professional Freelancer is not an impossible thing.In this article, I will share some techniques to become a professional freelancer.
Yes, research is the most important thing that is needed.If you wish to step into the freelancing career the first most step is do the relevant and necessary research on the cost and the time.
Research on cost is that you make sure that when you make money your following expenses should be covered.
· The name of the Domain its hosting services
· Stationery, Business Cards, and other marketing material
· The software that is needed
· A desk space and supplies
· Subscriptions to stock photo sites and other forms of resources
Beside the above listed things, the basis living expenses should be considered also additional emergency or living money should also be considered.This helps you in choosing which freelance business to start and how to maintain it.
It is always better to look into the time requirement i-e to schedule work for each day, per week, and even per month in order to handle the numerous number of clients. Secondly, take a view of your existing social activities career responsibilities and other tasks. If you think that it is not the right time,that is you cannot fully focus on freelancing then definitely it is not a good time to start freelancing permanently.So as long as you cant focus on freelancing full-time,keep it aside till the time you are able to give it your 100% of focus and attention
2. The Brand Name Says A Lot:
For sure , the young freelancers and those having their mindset for freelance as a buisness and have their future plans relied on it distinguishes from one another.One major difference between them is that “Branding” is one of things that the successful freelancers pay heed to.
Many people look forward to set their brand name on their own names, which is just all right but another alternative, indeed the better option than the earlier one is to choose an expertise name for the brand. It is always a smart move to think of the official name of the brand quite closely; this actually helps in the future plans of the brand.
One important thing to be given attention to is that if one is looking forward to turn up his brand in to a firm one day, it is suitable to name it something special rather than naming it on the designers name, as a specialized brand name is always more easier to remember than to remember the name of the designer.
On the other hand, it is always a good option to use the given name of the designer as the business name as coining the name of the brand on the name of the designer always seems original, creative and unique.
Indeed both of them can be victorious choices but this decision is mostly taken carelessly, which is not a wise thing as the choice which is made acts as the basis of the further marketing of the brand.
This decision is indeed a hard one to make but one can make this decision easily by keeping in mind how he wants his business to operate, how he aims to pull the clients towards his brand and what actually he wants his business to achieve in the future.
3. The Logo Of The Brand:
Once the name of the brand is decided, a designer should focus on the logo of the brand. A logo should be made with consideration so that an opportunity to expand the logo design to stationery, business cards, advertisements is obtained A logo should always be creative and such that it attracts the attention of the clients or users.
4. Creating A Great Elevator Pitch:
A freelancer needs to be an entrepreneur and for being a good entrepreneur the rule no one is create an elevator pitch. According to Wikipedia, elevator pitch is defined as
An elevator pitch (or elevator speech) is an overview of an idea for a product, service, or project. The name reflects the fact that an elevator pitch can be delivered in the time span of an elevator ride (for example, thirty seconds and 100-150 words).
So a freelancer should spend time in creating an elevator pitch for his freelance business. For a freelance web designer, it can take ahead of the long-established utilization of a speech in an elevator, to the introduction to a portfolio, the about page, or as an introduction to an application for a freelancing position.
5. The Overall Style:
Finally, create an overall style for the freelancing business. Luckily one can do this in several ways. The overall style, colors, textures, and yet how a designer displays one’s self should reflect the style of work a designer completes.
In order to be sure of the stability throughout the freelancing business’s whole life, the designers should pay heed to the branding more extensively initially that is the generation of the color scheme, design style, logo design, and information presented in the elevator pitch should be focused on first and then sticking to the brand as the business proceeds.
That was all for now, understanding freelancing and giving advices is a continuous process. Keep your fingers crossed to learn more technical issues that can help you earning a good amount with your freelancing career.