How to Succeed as a Freelancer

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A lot of people will suggest that freelancing is the best way to make money online as this is the only job that will provide you with a full-time income. However, when you start your freelancing journey, you will find that you cannot earn even a penny for many months, and in desperation, you just give up.

I started my journey as a freelancer on Upwork and now I manage to earn full-time income by working on Upwork. How did I do that?

You need high-paying skills

A lot of people join the freelancing platform as a writer or a graphic designers. They do not realize that these are saturated niches. You need to try something else. If you offer services in niches that are not saturated you have a higher chance of becoming successful. Try high-paying skills like web design and development, video production, etc.

You need multiple skills

There is nothing wrong with working in one area but if you can offer services in other niches, you have higher chances of becoming successful. What if apart from offering website designing services, you can also offer graphic designing and web content services to build a complete website?

Don’t lose hope

One of the common issues with people is they easily lose hope. You should continue finding jobs on freelancing platforms even if you have not been able to get a job in 4-5 months.

Top 5 Niches for Freelancing in 2023

If you want to freelance in 2023 and make money as a freelancer, you need to work on the niches that are in demand and also high paying. Here are some high-paying niches for freelancing.

1.      Content creation and copywriting: You can content for businesses and individuals. You can create blog posts, articles, press releases, ad copies, marketing newsletters, etc. Since digital marketing is growing rapidly, the demand for content especially for marketing is also growing.

2.      Digital marketing: Online businesses are growing, and this is creating more room for digital marketing. Even offline businesses are trying to reach customers online because most people spend a lot of time online. Therefore, the demand for professionals having expertise in SEO, PPC, email marketing, social media marketing, etc. is in high demand.

3.      Graphic design: Graphics are used everywhere from websites and marketing materials to branding and videos. Therefore professionals having skills to create visually appealing designs are always in need.

4.      Web development: With the rise of e-commerce and the shift to remote working, the demand for web development is growing rapidly.

5.      Video production: Today people engage more in video content than anything else, therefore, tiktok is the fastest-growing social site. The rise of video platforms has created a demand for professionals in video production.

5 Learning Platforms to Develop Your Freelancing Career

I have been working online for three years and I frequently hear people complaining that they are unable to earn better. When I suggest freelancing, they take the excuse of not having the skills to become a freelancer. If you find yourself in this position, here are 5 learning platforms that you can try to develop your career. Interestingly, some of these platforms are absolutely free.

1.      Coursera: This is one of the best platforms if you are looking for a free learning platform. You can enroll in online courses from top universities and organizations.

2.      edX: This is a nonprofit online learning platform. By joining this platform, you will have access to high-quality courses from prestigious universities and organizations around the world.

3.      Udemy: This is probably the most popular online learning platform to develop skills in a few weeks. You can access free as well as paid courses on a wide range of subjects, including but not limited to programming, business, video production, etc.

4.      Khan Academy: This is a nonprofit organization that offers free online education. You can join courses on a variety of subjects.

5.      Codecademy: This platform is basically for those who want to develop a career in programming. You can enroll in various programming courses.

Freelance Marketplaces to Make Money

If you are thinking about becoming a freelance writer, you might have known about the freelancing platforms called Fiverr and Upwork, you might even have tried these platforms. If you have tried these platforms, it is very likely that you have not made any money because of the competition out there. Here are three freelancing sites to find freelancing contracts. These are just like Fiverr and Upwork, albeit less competitive. When the market is less competitive, the chances of getting hired greatly increase. Therefore, you can try the following freelancing marketplaces.

Guru: The site claims to have 800K employers worldwide and there are just a little above 200k freelancers in the writing and translation category, which means you have a high chance of getting hired on Guru. It does not matter where you come from, as long as you have the skills to do the job, you will be hired.

Freelancer: From research writing, content writing, and translation to blogging, article writing, and copywriting, you name it, Freelancer offers all sorts of jobs for writers. If you are a good writer having skills in writing different kinds of things, you have a high chance of making money on this site.

Truelancer: The platform boasts over 1 million Freelancers, so you can trust this platform.

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It is difficult to.start as a freelancer but when you are knowledgeable about it then you can earn more actually. There are also best platforms to apply in.

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