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10 Best Books For Freelancers To Level Up Your Career

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Reading books is one of my favorite things to do every day.

This habit of reading is what contributed the most to help me become a freelance writer. I wouldn’t be here writing this article if it weren’t for books.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

Here in Sri Lanka, we speak the Sinhalese language, which is only used in our country. So we have some limitations when it comes to books written in our language.

As you can imagine, learning English changed my whole perspective on everything. It opened up so many doors and allowed me to learn from the greatest people around the world.

Today, I want to share with you some of the best books for freelancers that played a key role in my freelance career.

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100+ Easy Freelance Job Ideas For Beginners

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Are you still trying to figure out where to start your freelancing career? Here are more than 100 freelance job ideas to help you get started.

With some dedication, skill, and hard work, you’ll be able to make more than $500 a month following these job ideas. You can also do these jobs at home, full-time or part-time. The choice is yours.

I came up with these job ideas after doing a small research on popular freelancing marketplaces, including Fiverr, UpWork, Envato Studio, and People Per Hour. There were plenty of job postings and freelance professionals following these job skills on the marketplaces to guarantee that these job ideas work.

Check out the list and see if you can find a job idea more suitable for your skills.

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15 Best Online Courses For Freelancers In 2022 (Free & Paid)

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Some people (mostly lazy ones) say that you can’t control your success. Well, that’s not true.

As a freelancer, there are a couple of things you can do to improve your chances of finding success:

#1 Work Hard

#2 Learn New Skills

#3 Keep Improving Your Skills

“If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom,” – Sydney Madwed.

Ever since I discovered Skillshare, I’ve been learning a lot of new things. I enrolled in as many courses as I can find and I sort of got addicted to learning. It’s been the best investment I’ve made in my life.

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Why Fiverr Is The Worst Place To Start A Freelance Career

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I recommend many platforms for freelancers for finding work.

But, Fiverr is not one of them. Want to know why?

Fiverr is a platform that demeans freelancers by forcing them to put cheap price tags on their skills and services.

If you’re a freelancer who’s just starting out or planning to become one, avoid using Fiverr to offer your freelance services. Here’s why.

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15+ Lesser-Known Freelancing Sites with Low Competition in 2022

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Most experienced freelancers will likely tell you not to rely on freelancing marketplaces to find work.

It’s good advice because those sites, like UpWork, pressure you to compete with other freelancers and lower your rates to win jobs.

But, the truth is, we all have to start somewhere and the chances are even the most experienced freelancers have used a freelancing site at some point in their career to score a project or two.

The first freelancing site I used was Elance (now UpWork). I didn’t get many jobs on this platform, but I used it to connect with clients and build long-term partnerships. At the time, there wasn’t too much competition on Elance so landing a job was easier than it is today.

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10 Best Skills To Learn Online In 2022 (+ Online Courses)

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 in high demand. Plus I’ll share a few online course suggestions to help you get started on learning each skill.

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