When you’re an aspiring freelancer or new to the world of freelancing, then your lack of experience might feel overwhelming. In fact, it might put you off starting your freelance journey at all. So, is it possible to freelance without any experience? And how do you gain experience to become a successful freelancer? Let’s take … More Can You Freelance Without Any Experience?
Whether you’re an aspiring freelancer or an existing freelancer looking to gain new skills, a hot topic is always “Which freelance skills are in-demand at the moment?” In 2019, there are a range of freelance skills that clients are seeking, so today we’ll look at what those skills are. But we’ll also consider whether choosing … More The Most In-Demand Freelance Skills for 2019
In life, we’re often told to “follow our passion” when it comes to work, but we’re also told to “do what we’re best at”. What happens if what you love and what you’re great at aren’t the same thing? How do you choose between your passion and your skills? This is especially troublesome when it … More Should I Follow My Passion or My Skills?
Whatever type of freelance service you offer—be it writing, design, web development, or something else—there are certain general skills that equal success for freelancers. So today, we’ll let you in on the top 5 skills you need to master to become a successful freelancer whatever your service offering. 1. Self-analysis The phrase “Know Thyself” was … More The Top 5 Skills You Need to Be a Successful Freelancer
As a freelancer, the question of focusing vs. diversifying often comes up. Common questions that arise are: Is it possible for freelancers to have multiple service offerings? Is it better to stick to one core service offering—or advertise multiple services? Indeed, can freelancers be skilled in multiple areas? Let’s take a look… Do freelancers have … More As a Freelancer, Should You Focus or Diversify?
With an estimated 66 million freelancers in the world at the moment—and that figure growing every year—it inevitably raises the question “Will everybody eventually become freelancers?” Of course, it’s impossible to answer that question, but it also, it also raises the question of “Can anyone become a freelancer?” Now that’s a question that we can … More Can Anyone Be a Freelancer?
Recently, I was asked the question “What is the ultimate secret of freelancing?” For newbie or aspiring freelancers, it can seem like there is some hidden knack to freelancing—some magical secret that opens the doors to freelance success. Like discovering the best freelancing platform or most in-demand skill or productivity method is the secret of … More The Ultimate Secret of Freelancing
When you work for a company, you get a yearly appraisal or performance review. You sit down with your boss and assess how well you met last year’s goals, then you set goals for the upcoming year. But as a freelancer, you are your boss—meaning you need to do your own evaluation. So, how do … More How Can a Freelancer Evaluate Their Performance?
As a regular writer on Quora, a question I’m asked at least once a week is “Which freelance skills pay the best?” and my answer is often not what people were expecting. They’re often looking for a top five best-paying freelance skills or something like that, so they can decide which area to pursue. But there’s … More What Are the Best-Paying Freelance Skills?
If you’re considering becoming a freelancer or trying to get your freelance career off the ground, one consideration is what skills do you need to succeed? Having freelanced for over a decade, I’ll let you in on the range of skills you need to be a freelancer—both specific skills and general skills. So, let’s take … More What Skills Do You Need to Be a Freelancer?