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I’m Roshan Jerad Perera, a freelance writer/blogger and the founder at FreelancingHacks.com. My goal is to help other people get started in freelancing and guide them toward a successful career and financial freedom.
Freelance Tips

Which Freelancing Site Is Best For Beginners?

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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 to find the “right” market to sell your services.

Imagine Apple coming out with a new iPhone and going to a market dominated by Android phones to sell it. Would anyone want to buy it? Of course not.

It’s pretty much the same in freelancing. 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 most experts and more established freelancers may advise you against using freelance sites to offer services, I 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 begin, shall we?

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Must Reads

7 Best Skills To Learn Online In 2020 (+ Online Courses)

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There’s never been a better time to learn something new than right now. 

The freelance industry is booming. The demand for remote work is rising. And finding jobs online is getting easier. 

If you’re wondering about what are the best skills to learn today, I have a few suggestions for you.

In this guide, I explore some of the best skills to learn with high demand. Plus I’ll share a few online course suggestions to help you get started on learning each skill.

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Freelance Tips

21+ New Low Competition Freelancing Sites You Should Join in 2020

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Don’t you just hate it when the freelancing platform you’ve been using for years suddenly raise 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 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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How Tos

How To Work Remotely From Home: 10+ Tips & Tools

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Working on your laptop laying on the bed sounds like a dream job doesn’t it.

Well, sure it sounds like it but in reality, working remotely from home is nothing like it.

In fact, it’s somewhat of a challenge. Especially for people who suddenly find themselves working from home due to a world epidemic like the CoronaVirus outbreak.

Whether you’re just starting out as a remote worker or thinking about getting started in freelancing or even forced to work from home, you’ll find plenty of useful tips and hacks for surviving the remote work life in this guide.

I’ve worked in regular office jobs. And I’ve been working from home as a full-time freelance writer for over seven years. I’ve been in both worlds so I believe I’m qualified to offer some advice.

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7 Highest Paying Freelance Jobs For Earning A Steady Income

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If you’re just starting out as a freelancer, you’ll want to get started the right way in the career path that generates the highest income, right?

Many new freelancers think that way. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?

Although, it’s a lot more complicated than that. Just because a skill has a higher demand or pays well than the others doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best path to follow.

There’s a reason why some writers get paid $5 on Fiverr to write a 1000 word article while others make $100 for the same job somewhere else.

Getting paid well depends on your skill level, experience, and quality of work.

Having said that, it’s also important to know your market and see which type of jobs and skills get paid the most so that you can maybe start learning a new skill or plan for a future freelancing career.

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How Tos

7+ Keys To Be A Successful Freelancer In Any Field

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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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