Category : Freelance Tips

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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How To Ditch Upwork, Fiverr & Find Work Without Freelance Platforms

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Depending solely on marketplaces like Upwork to find work is one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a freelancer.

Why? Because you can’t trust these big corporate websites.

You’ll never know when a marketplace will change its platform fee, change the terms of service, or even ban your account for no reason.

Ditching Upwork and freelance marketplaces was the best decision I’ve made and it’s the reason why I was able to earn more as a freelancer.

I’ve included an entire chapter in my book, Freelance Like Pro, about ditching freelancing sites. But I wanted to shed more light on the topic through this article.

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6+ Best PayPal Alternatives For Freelance Payments

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You’re lucky if you’re able to receive payments via PayPal.

Because the popular online payment system still doesn’t fully support many developing countries in the world. The country I live in (Sri Lanka) is one of them.

If you’re like me and tired of searching for a solid PayPal alternative, this post is for you.

I have a PayPal account connected to my credit card. I’m able to use my PayPal to buy stuff online through sites like eBay. But, PayPal doesn’t allow me to receive payments from someone else. And I know for a fact that people in many other countries have the same problem.

As a freelancer, I was forced to find PayPal alternatives for accepting payments from my clients. Over the years I’ve tried many different payment systems to receive payments. The followings are some of the best payment systems that I’ve personally used, including a few I still use to this day.

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7 Simple Personal Branding Tips For Freelancers

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Creating a unique identity to set yourself apart from millions of other freelancers is an important part of finding your success.

The first step to creating your unique identity is to create a personal brand.

A personal brand is not just something you create to promote a business, it needs to be who you are. Because you’re promoting yourself as the business.

In this article, I’ll explain why personal branding is important for freelancers and share a few tips on how to improve your online presence to showcase yourself as a professional.

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5 All-In-One Time Tracker & Project Management Apps For Freelancers

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Looking for the perfect app to manage your projects, clients, invoices, and time tracking using just one tool?

You came to the right place.

It can be a painful process to jump back and forth between different apps to manage the different aspects of your freelance work.

You have to use one app for time tracking, another to generate invoices, and another app to manage projects. This can be a headache for freelancers who work with multiple clients.

I found a few amazing new tools you can use to solve that problem and run your freelancing business from a since place. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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6 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Tips For Landing Clients

How do you successfully convince a client to hire you?

How come other freelancers easily land new clients without effort while you struggle to get a reply for your proposals?

What’s their secret?

I’ve been answering these questions for a while now. Usually, I end up giving the same answer to many people because I only know about the strategies that worked for me.

As a change of pace, I wanted to see what type of strategies other freelancers use to successfully land and manage their clients. So, I reached out to several successful freelancers from different industries to ask them this question:

What kind of strategies and tips do you recommend for beginners for landing new clients?

And here’s what they had to say.

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