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7 fundamental freelancing tips for developers

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I think it’s fair to stay the ‘working from home trend’ is here to stay after the pandemic. However, it’s not a new concept but recently people are looking for more ways to earn money online. You might also want to get started with freelancing or even to work independently. So, this article will help you get on the right track. Full disclaimer: You probably know this by now, but I’m not a freelancer myself, however, all the tips and advice on this article have been collected from people who are successful at freelancing. Focus on your skill set The first step towards becoming a freelancer is to list down all your skills and then only choose the ones you’re most experienced in. Discovering your strengths will help you stand out from others. Sometimes we’re able to do multiple tasks, which is completely normal. But, you don’t have to be a jack of all trades. It’s a lot easier to beat your competitors if you only focus on a specific niche. At the beginning, it’s also very important to build your reputation as an expert in a particular field. This will help you get permanent clients because if they’re looking for quality work then they’ll always prefer an expert instead of a general-purpose freelancer. Later on, you may gradually expand your services in that skill to get more work. Find low competition but profitable keywords At this point, you’ve selected a skill to provide freelance services. Now, there could be many types of services that you can offer for each skill. For example: So, the main idea is to rank your profile/service in search results. It’s very important to get continuous work because now clients will find you organically. But, the thing that matters the most is if a client is searching for a freelancer and your profile or service is not showing in the search results, then they will probably never find you. Hence, you’ll not get any jobs. To do so, we’ve got to perform extensive keyword research. It’s absolutely fine if you have to spend a few days on it. Having a basic understanding of SEO will help you at this stage. In case you’re not familiar with SEO concepts then I would recommend learning it. As you’re just starting out so your main target is to find keywords for services that no one is working on or has a very low competition. This is because you can easily rank on low competition keywords as compared to high competition ones. Also, remember to find keywords that are profitable. Meaning that people must be willing to spend money to buy your services. There’s no reason to waste time on services that no one is looking for. Select a few freelance marketplaces Recently, I published an article about best freelancing websites on Live Code Stream. Try to have a look at it and select two or three platforms to get started. The major benefit of a freelance marketplace […]

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