Currently, we are facing a pandemic where our economy is down. We are unable to work and travel. We don’t know when it will end. We need income to survive; our daily expenses, bills, and rental fees are continuous but our jobs are halted. Aside from staying healthy, we need a source of income to stay alive during this pandemic. But this shouldn’t stop us from leaning* new arsenal of skills. We shouldn’t stop learning. We’re here to help and guide you to jump-start your freelancing journey, as freelancers arise from the new norm.
How to Start Your Freelancing Journey
Build an online profile – create a portfolio accessible online (could be a personal website or social media account) where employers or clients could easily run through lists of knowledge and skills you can offer.
If you’re wondering what else can you put on your online profile to attract more potential clients, always remember H.E.W.:
Headline – construct a striking headline then add in a short description about yourself;
Experience – let them know how knowledgeable you are in your chosen field, include educational background and work experiences (as well as training and seminars you’ve been to);
(Prove your) Worth – tell them what you can contribute to their company; include works you’ve done, successful projects, and satisfying results.
Aside from building your online profile, choosing your niche is an important step in jump-starting your freelancing career – deciding on an area that you will work on. A line of work where you’re the most suitable for because it is where you shine most.
And once you settle on your niche, you focus on building your brand. To stand-out to other competitors, you need to have a strong branding for yourself. Consider creating a logo that best defines you.
Lastly, providing your portfolio as testimonials – to show clients your credibility; similar to when you submit documents for visa applications – for proof.
With these simple steps, you now have an online profile, chosen niche, strong brand, and testimonials – start applying. You are now ready to start your career as freelancers arise from the new norm in this pandemic that we are experiencing now. You can start with websites such as onlinejobs.ph, Upwork, etc. Be your boss and work on your own time.
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