HOW TO START FREELANCING

How to Start Freelancing – A Profitable Side Business

In today’s world earning money online is very hard, as you come across many fraudsters asking for the registration fees and the surveys which will never pay you. Sometimes you feel like earning nothing, and wasting your time. This is why you need to know freelance jobs. A freelance is where you solve client’s problems or the needs with your skills and get paid for it.

Freelancing is something which is so flexible, you can set your own time, you can work full time and part time on the projects in which you willing to work. While clients can offer specifications to the work, a freelancer can works similar to an independent contractor, in which he’s free to control how the work is completed.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FREELANCER AND HOME-BASED SERVICE BUSINESS?

There really isn’t a difference between freelancing and a home business. The freelancing and even the home based service business are the self-employed individuals and can work for several clients at a time. Both can set their own schedules and have to abide by the same self-employment tax rules. There are a few differences between freelancers and home business owners. A freelancer often works under his own name, where as a home business owner usually creates a business name. A home business owner has found many of the ways to fill a gap in the market whereas a freelancer works within the established needs of the market.

This is the basic idea of how freelancing works:A client can post a task on a freelance site.

  • One can apply for the task telling the client why you’re suitable for the task.
  • He/she review’s your profile and selects you.
  • Once you complete the task.
  • And then you get paid off.

It has helped thousands of people to make the extra income, working from their home.

Many people even quit their jobs once they are into this field start earning a steady stream of income via freelancing. The following are the steps as how to get started with the freelancing work:

STEP 1 – CHOOSE THE FIELD YOU WANT TO WORK IN

  • Select the field in which you are most skilledor experienced in.
  • The simplest jobs which most people can do are listed under the Writing, Admin Support & Translation section.


STEP 2 – JOIN UPWORK & CREATE YOUR PROFILE

Most of the people are lazy and write only 2 or 3 lines in their description. Such kind of profiles may rarely get hired. So this is your chance to get an easy advantage by not being a lazy one and win more jobs.

STEP 3 – BIDDING ON YOUR FIRST JOB

Once your profile is approved, it’s time to start bidding on jobs posted by clients.

This is done by submitting a proposal.

Since you are the one who will be competing with other freelancers, your proposal is easily the most important factor in winning the job.

A proposal is something where you tell your client why you’re suitable for the job and the price at which you can do it for.

STEP 4 – PREPARING / SETTING EXPECTATIONS

When a client is interested in you, some might want to talk/chat with you before they give you the job.

A lot of clients use Skype for this purpose, so make sure it’s installed on your computer.

STEP 5 – YOU’RE HIRED – GO DO AN AWESOME JOB

Once you start working, you can communicate with the client & keep them updated.

Your goal should be the client’s satisfaction because that will highly increase your chance of getting more work in the future.

Remember, your online reputation is one of the major drivers in growing your business.

So be sure to go the extra mile to do a great job to get good feedback.

HOW TO RECEIVE PAYMENTS FROM UPWORK

Upwork gives a lot of options to transfer the money to your bank account. The one of the best option for Indian’s is the Local Fund Transfer option.

Follow the steps below to set up payments to your bank a/c in India:

  • Click the Settings and click ‘Get Paid’ on the left.
  • Click setup payment and choose ‘Local Funds Transfer’
  • Enter your bank’s IFSC code & click go.
  • Full up the remaining details & click next.
  • Choose your payment schedule and click next.
  • Enter your name & click saves.

Happy Freelancing!

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Hi, I'm Akash Shankar, an Inspiring Blogger & Digital Marketing Trainer. This blog is dedicated to helping people learn about digital marketing. Contact me or learn more from this blog.

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