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Roshan Jerad Perera is a freelance writer, blogger, and founder of FreelancingHacks.com. His main goal is to help others get started in freelancing and guide them toward a successful career and financial freedom.
How Tos

How To Be A Successful Freelancer In Any Field (8 Tips)

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It’s fairly easy to get started as a freelancer.

But it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and motivation to survive and be a successful freelancer.

This is why most new freelancers give up on their dreams of working from home after a few months.

And it’s also why only a handful of freelancers become successful and find financial freedom.

It took me more than 6 years of hard work as a full-time freelancer to get there. To finally find financial freedom.

As I’ve explained in my book, it didn’t happen overnight. I worked 100-hour workweeks and went through 20-hour workdays to get here. And learned a lot of lessons along the way.

These are some of the most important factors that helped me to be where I am today.

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How Tos

How To Learn The Top 5 Freelance Skills With Online Courses

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You don’t need a bachelor’s degree or even graduate from college to become a freelancer.

But, you do need a set of skills to offer as a service to your clients.

Whether it’s coding, writing, or even data entry, you must learn how to do the job before you can offer your services.

This guide is all about helping you develop the right skill set that you can monetize as a freelancer. Here, I will show you how to learn 5 freelance skills with the highest demand by enrolling in the best online courses to get started and master each skill.

Let’s dive in.

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How Tos

How To Learn A New Skill Every Month

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This year, I challenged myself to learn a new skill every month.

It was an extreme challenge but I wanted to see how far I can get before I feel exhausted or bored.

Well, I was wrong. As Leonardo da Vinci said, “learning never exhausts the mind” and I’ve only felt excited to learn more.

As of March 20th, I finished learning two new skills and working on learning my third new skill this month. And I have plans to learn more skills this year.

This article is about the process I use to learn a new skill every month. I wanted to share this story so you could also try to learn a new skill (or two or twelve) this year.

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Freelance Tips

21+ New Low Competition Freelancing Sites To Join In 2022

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Don’t you just hate it when the freelancing platform you’ve been using for years suddenly raises their platform fee to a ridiculous amount?

This not only forces us, freelancers, to raise our prices but also causes us to lose our repeating clients who often feel unhappy with sudden price changes.

UpWork now makes all of its users go through the same experience by using a new scheme of platform fees that is aimed at charging heavily from freelancers.

As soon as the news came out, most UpWork freelancers started looking for alternative platforms to avoid having to lose their money or having to raise their prices.

If you’re one of those freelancers looking for a new platform to offer your services or even if you’re just starting fresh as a beginner, then this list is for you.

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Must Reads

8 Easy Online Freelance Jobs For Students In 2022

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Surviving college is a challenge of its own.

You not only have to study hard to keep your grades up but you also have to find ways to cover your expenses at the same time

Most students take up minimum wage part-time jobs to earn some money. But now it’s more difficult to even find a job at a supermarket, especially during a time like the pandemic.

Thankfully there are much easier ways you can earn some money online. You can do them part-time while studying without messing up your college timetable. And earn a lot more than most other demeaning part-time jobs.

In this post, I’ll share with you a few different ways students can earn money online with minimum experience.

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Freelance Tips

Which Freelancing Site Is Best For Beginners? + Tips

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Starting to freelance is a lot like starting a business.

First, you have to develop skills and build your portfolio. And then you have to figure out what kind of services you’re going to offer.

But, the key to getting more work and winning clients is finding the “right” market to sell your services.

It’s important for a freelancer to find the “right market”, or in this case the right freelance site, to sell their services from the very first day to start a successful freelance career.

While I often advise against using freelance marketplaces, I still believe it’s the perfect way for a beginner to start freelancing.

There are both upsides and downsides to using freelance sites to sell services and find work. But, as long as you find the best freelance site that fits your category of work, it will make your life so much simpler. It’s how I started my freelance career as well.

In this post, I will help you find the right platform to offer your services as a beginning freelancer. Let’s dive in.

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