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How to start freelancing

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by alexhope, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. alexhope

    alexhope Newbie

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    I am full time employee as a presentation designer, but I would like to start freelancing. Please suggest where can I find those who outsource designing jobs.

    I have extensive knowledge of creative softwares like PPT, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After effects, and 5 years experience in my current firm.

    Thanks!
     
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    Make sure you have a nice fluffy savings account. It took me at least 8 months to have enough money coming in. I'm actually thinking about getting out of it and starting a service. It's a great ride and you can make great money if you target the upper end of society, but you get to a point where you flatline unless you A) get a team and start outsourcing (I caught too many writers plagiarizing for me to get into this and my rep is everything to me) or B) Move on to something else, which is what I've decided to do after being very successful at it. I would say I'm easy in the top 1% of earners in my area, but there is only so much I can physically do and I'm not one of these plebs that promises 10k words a day. I'm at about 2k-3k/day 5 days a week and then it's me time.

    But anyway, you need to have a sales component in yourself. Lots of failed freelancers who are probably good at what they do but don't know how to price themselves, set rules for the way they do business, and know how to sell. These people usually get starved out.
     
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    alexhope Newbie

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    Thanks for your prompt response and suggestion, I will just take a shot and come back with my progress
     
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    Sumuji Registered Member

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    If you use places like Upwork or Freelancer you'd be competing with people that happily work for the bare minimum.
     
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    IPlease Regular Member

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    Post your services on site such as SEOClerks....I have posted services there before and it is a great place to work.
     
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    bonerlicious BANNED BANNED

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    This is true but those people are bottom of the barrel and it shines from their proposals. If they were any good at what they do, I wouldn't be able to compete.
     
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    Don't compete at pricing, it's just not worth the hassle. Compete at your work quality.
     
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    Tried but no luck till date maybe because I am a newbie don't have any rating yet. Yep most of their pricing are quite low
     
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    Thanks, will try it!