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Why freelancing is the path to financial independence in the digital age

In the era of technological advancement, many people have chosen freelancing to earn a living. It’s a great option for people who don’t want to follow the nine-to-five pattern of daily work to survive. There are a wide variety of options in the field of freelancing. It is also beneficial for people who juggle multiple projects and businesses together. Students find freelancing the best option to earn money as they don’t have time to maintain a fixed schedule. Since there are no restrictions, people can work for multiple clients at the same time. This way of working increases the sources of income and helps to learn the crucial aspects of the job.

Here are some of the ways to learn how to make money freelancing effectively.

Identify your skills.

Seasoned freelancers are experts in their fields. They do the job they are interested in. Many people who have an entrepreneurial mindset often turn their passions or hobbies into freelance jobs. People can turn any effective skill into a freelance job if it has the potential to generate income.

Learning formal skills

Learning some formal skills is the first step in freelancing. You should gather knowledge of some formal skills by taking help from online courses and regular classes. Websites like Udemy, Coursera and platforms like YouTube can help you learn online. There are several paid and free online courses available. Also, experience working at a company can help you become an effective freelancer.

The right strategy

Any freelance job needs excellent planning. Without outlining a roadmap, succeeding in freelancing becomes very difficult. Taking advice from experienced freelancers and using ChatGPT to craft a foolproof strategy can help you become a full-fledged freelancer at this age.

portfolio

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Portfolio is the most important thing to have for both freelancers and temp workers. A working professional’s portfolio showcases various projects and work experience that helps clients choose the right freelancer for them. It also helps build a niche where the freelancer can become an expert. Noting your best past work as a portfolio and sharing it with your friends and contacts can help increase your business reach.

Online presence

It is necessary to build an online presence to be known in this age of digital media. Therefore, most freelancers have their websites, job board accounts, and social media handles. They share their portfolio on their website or social media to attract the attention of their clients. Apart from that, freelancers should have their business email IDs.

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  • There are several websites and job forums for freelancers. A freelancer must have accounts on these websites. Finding customers on these sites is easy and efficient. Sites like Fiverr, Freelancer, and Upwork are some of the best websites for freelancers. After you earn money from these websites, you can upgrade to highly skilled professional websites like Toptal and CatalTechnologiesoies.

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    first published: June 03, 2024, 5:32 PM IST