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10-Step Guide To Getting Started As A Freelance Web Designer

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Many students and college graduates are now joining the freelancing industry hoping to do freelance work and make some money in their free time.

This article is dedicated to all those teens, grownups, and everyone else who’s looking for a solid actionable plan to get into freelancing as a web designer.

In this article, I will show you a simple, easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan to get started as a freelance web designer with helpful tips on landing clients and making some real money.

In fact, it’s the same strategy I used to make my own web design agency. Keep reading to find out how I did it.

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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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How Tos

14+ Quick Ways To Find Freelance Work Right Now

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Struggling to find freelance work?

Tired of competing with freelancers on sites like UpWork?

Don’t worry, by the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll have many options to find freelance work online.

Only freelancers know the real struggle that goes on the other side of the computer screens. Despite what most people think, it’s not always sunshine and rainbows for freelancers.

One week you make $1,000 and the next week you’ve got no jobs to work on. It happens to the best of us. But, the question is —What are you willing to do about it?

Are you going to wait for a client to contact you and hand over a job on a silver platter? Or are you going to buckle down and look for your next freelancing job?

You’ve got to work hard to consistently find work in the freelancing world. Here are a few strategies to make that work a little easier.

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Is Skillshare Worth It In 2022? Why I Bought An Annual Subscription

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So, I finally bought a Skillshare annual subscription.

Even though I’m normally a bit too frugal when it comes to buying subscriptions, getting the Skillshare subscription was not a difficult decision to make.

I always prioritize investing in myself above all else. And Skillshare is definitely worth it.

I wholeheartedly believe that Skillshare is one of the best investments you can make to not only improve your skills but also improve your life.

Although, I’m not going to convince you to get the subscription (but you should if you want to). Instead, I’m going to tell you why I paid for a full year of Skillshare and what I plan to do with it.

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