Finding a freelance work may sound like it’s a very easy thing to do but it still requires preparation, talent and patience. Many people are now aspiring to become a full time freelancer because of a variety of reasons. You can do work from home, be your own boss and set your own work hours. There are many jobs that you can do as a freelancer. In order to get some or maybe all of those, follow these steps and have a nice start.
Enhance your computer skills
Most of the freelance jobs are IT based or would at least require computer literate workers. Because of this, you would need to learn more about computers from simplest to its complex functions. Here are the basic needs for you to learn when it comes to computers:
- Web researching
- Data processing
- Social Networking
- Email response
Create a resume
Before you search and apply for any position, prepare your resume and make sure that it has the latest photo of you. Enter all of your skills, strengths, objectives, educational background and employment history. In some freelance websites, you’ll be able to create your own profile and enter a portfolio. You can include all of your works from previous employers such as the website you’ve designed, an article you’ve made, your blog and a lot more.
Check on freelance websites
Check on some freelance sites where you can find work such as elance.com and freelancer.com. Register and pass some of their tests to enhance your profile and increase the limit of the job applications that you can send.
Search for jobs
Make a query for jobs that you can do, check the offer, know the requirements and if you’re good with everything that’s in the job posting, send an application. Show your interest on your cover letters and bid on various jobs. You can also give out business cards to different professionals for more job opportunities.
Do your best
Once you get hired to work for a project, do your best. Set your schedule and commit on finishing your task on or before the deadline. As much as possible maintain your good records after every project and develop good relations with people that you will encounter along the way.
It may take some time before you get hired especially if you’re a new guy in the world of freelancing but it’s worth the wait. Don’t be afraid to learn and try out some new things to become a busy and successful freelancer.