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21 Lessons On Finding Work, Landing Clients, & Earning More As A Freelancer
Must Reads

How Much Do Freelancers Really Make? (Hint: It’s More Than You Think)

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It’s a question they always ask whenever I tell someone what I do for a living. Usually followed by the next question: How do I make $5000 a month?

Well, you see, the thing is, $5000 USD may not sound like much in the US, but in a country like Sri Lanka, it’s considered a lot. Actually, it’s about 10 times the salary of an executive who works at a high-paying government job.

What they say about freelancers earning more than average workers is absolutely true.

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Interviews

Interview – Marc Guberti On Finding Leads Through Social Media

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Marc Guberti is a young entrepreneur who’s achieved great success at the age of only 17-years-old. He’s a successful blogger, a speaker, an author, and a social media influencer with over 250K followers on Twitter.

It goes without saying, Marc is not your ordinary teenager. He’s actually an inspiration to us all, especially to youngsters who are looking to find meaning in their lives.

Marc shared very interesting details about his journey in my latest interview with him. He also gave some great tips for young freelancers on how to work with clients and how to find leads through Twitter. Keep scrolling down to see what he had to say.

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How Tos

5 Easy, Free Ways To Generate Invoices For Your Clients

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Start your freelancing career with a freelance site. Learn how to work with clients, how to get hired, win jobs, and deliver projects in time. Then start building relationships outside those platforms. But, never depend on freelance sites.

That’s the best advice I can give to all new freelancers and I’m sure any other experienced freelancer will give you the same advice as well.

Of course, working outside freelance platforms comes with several risks and challenges. Going after your clients to get your payments delivered is one them. In a later post, I’ll share some persuasion techniques and tips you can use to get your invoices paid quickly. First, you’ll have to learn how to generate invoices for your clients.

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Must Reads

15+ Lesser Known Freelancing Sites with Low Competition for 2019

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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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Freelance Tips

The 5 Worst Mistakes Made by Freelancers, and How to Avoid Them

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It was Albert Einstein who once said that “a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Of course, we can’t learn new things without taking a risk and sometimes we make mistakes in the process. But, if you make the same mistake twice, it will cost you.

Most freelancers make many mistakes when dealing with clients and often wonder why they aren’t getting enough jobs or why they have to chase after clients just to get their bills paid. Some even give up too easily after facing one failure after another.

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How Tos

How To Find Motivation To Keep Working When You Don’t Feel Like It

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I feel lucky to be able to say that I love my work and truly mean it. Not many people can say that about the field of their work or their job because most people find their day jobs to be boring, demeaning, and exhausting.

I know that because I went through several 9-to-5 jobs before starting out as a freelance writer. I worked at two local advertising agencies as the lead graphic designer and I hated every minute I spent working at those places. I didn’t even last more than 6 months at those jobs.

Writing has always been my passion. I started writing silly short stories and poems ever since I was about 12 years old, that’s way before taking my first freelance job at a local tech magazine. You can probably imagine how big of a deal it was for me when I discovered that I could actually write for a living.

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