FIRST STEPS TO FREELANCING
In this module, we'll address:
What you need to start freelancing
All you need to freelance is:
Mistakes would-be freelancers make
There are two basic ways you can screw up freelancing:
There’s nothing I can do about the first point besides encourage you and offer suggestions to make doing the work a little easier.
The second point, however, is what this course is all about.
How most freelancers start
All of these are good things to do, but none of them will actually get you clients. To do that, you need to research your offering it and refine it; you need to seek out and engage clients. And you need to keep doing these things again and again.
Finding a niche
There’s no good reason to start freelancing as a complete generalist. The sooner you look for a specialization (or niche), the better.
A niche reduces competition and increases specialization. Niche experts can earn more and they’re more attractive to clients with problems their niche experience helps solve. It provides direction and focus.
You’ll want to find some sort of niche ASAP. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help: