Selecting a platform is the next most important thing when it comes to starting your freelancing career. You must make sure that the platform is suitable to your skill set.There are some platforms which have a bad reputation so make sure that you avoid those platforms.
Getting familiar with the platform
need to set-up an account on the platform
Update your profile 100% complete.
Upload a professional profile picture, update your education and previous work experience.
Make sure that your profile looks professional.
Get familiar with the terms and conditions of the platform.
Make a portfolio
It may be very simple as
A Facebook page, A website, A enhance profile, A LinkedIn profile.
Just invest enough time to create & maintain.
Include all details.
Don’t be modest.
Try to showcase your past work and mention all your achievements / credentials.
Learn to market yourself and your skills.
Content is king when designing your portfolio don’t just put images.
Check others Best Portfolio – list good points in portfolio-design your portfolio by own creativity Be unique & be own.
Other than where you begin from, your personal attributes also matter a lot. You have to be really patient.in the beginning, you will need to struggle a lot. You won’t get the projects and lose your heart. Hold on, it takes time but it does work.
If you need to build these up you may have to get some unpaid or low paid experience under your belt before you take on paid gigs.
Invest In Good Equipment.
Steps to building your Ecosystem
Offer your services to friends and family
Contact a local non-profit and see if they need any help
Find out if there are any special certifications or titles held by professionals in your field
Practice, practice, practice. Never stop honing your craft!
Choose your path
Learn multiple tools / libraries / languages related to your area of specialisation. Try to use and learn modern tools and techniques.
Take tests. Once you clear a test, a badge is attached to your profile and this certainly helps employers verify your skill-set.
I think it’s usually more rewarding to work on a single freelancing platforms.
Increase your re-hiring rate.
Ask your employers to leave a good review / recommendation.
Speed is as important as quality. Time is a major constraint in most of the freelancing projects.
Satisfy your employer / customer before requesting for payment release.
Find Other Freelancer’s You Can Trust
Points to focus in freelancing platform
Order Completion Rate
Days without Warning
Find (request) the People for work
DO NOT SPAM PEOPLE
Choose Clients wisely.
Another important point to remember here is, if you think freelancing will free you from bosses, you couldn’t be more wrong. As a freelancer, your clients are your bosses! So choose them wisely.Approach each client seriously.Be prepared to face criticism and for failures.
Watch the clock
Take jobs you feel confident about that you can complete in a reasonable amount of time instead of taking on huge projects set yourself apart by,
Delivering a unique, high quality product
Offering lightning fast turnaround time
Specializing in a particular niche, get creative with it.