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A 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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110+ Easy Freelance Job Ideas For Beginners

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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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How I Went From Making $500 To $5K A Month Doing Freelance Work

Earning money online looks easy. But, in reality, it takes a lot of hard work and skill to make a profitable income working from home.

I learned this the hard way. When I quit my job to become a full-time freelancer, I had no idea how hard it was to get a client and how competitive it is to land a job on freelance platforms like UpWork.

I struggled for almost four years earning barely enough money to pay the bills. Then, things started to turn around when I managed to land my first high-paying gig that paid me $500. Today, I’m a freelance writer earning a stable income.

How did I get here? Well, I’ve learned a lot of great lessons by making a lot of mistakes. I’ve explained them all with the secrets to my success in my new book 21 Days To Success In Freelancing.

In brief, here’s what’s happened.

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How To Create The Perfect Freelancer Profile On UpWork

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It’s been several weeks or maybe months since you signed up as a freelancer on UpWork but you still haven’t had any luck landing a job.

Sound familiar to you?

Having an incomplete freelancer profile or a profile with poor copy is one of the main reasons why most freelancers have a hard time landing clients on platforms like UpWork.

Because when you apply for a job on UpWork, the first thing your client do is checking your profile to learn more about you. And an incomplete or a bad profile might give your clients the wrong impression of you.

UpWork, Freelancer.com, People Per Hour, Guru.com, are all great freelance platforms you can use as a starting point for your freelance career. However, just registering an account and filling it up with some random text is not going to work out well for you.

If you’re serious about making a career as a freelancer, the first thing you need to do is create a complete and an attractive freelancer profile.

So, here’s what you should include in your UpWork freelancer profile.

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Should You Do Part Time Or Full Time Freelancing? Here’s How To Figure Out

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Want to make a little bit of extra cash on the side?

Who would say no to that, right?

Freelancing is actually one of the highest growing industries in the world today. Look at all the new freelancing sites popping out everywhere.

People are leaving their day jobs to work from home and triple their monthly paycheck.

It’s also turning out to be a great part time job as well. College students do it to pay their tuition fees, moms at home do it to make ends meet, and 9-5 office workers are doing it too.

40% of America’s workforce will be freelancers by 2020 – Quartz

However, not all find success at freelancing.

Most new freelancers fail because of three main reasons:

  • Assuming they can make money by sitting in front of a computer.
  • Inability to find clients.
  • Not taking the job seriously enough.

Before we get into the Part Time vs Full-Time freelancing battle or learn how to start freelancing, let’s talk about some of the things you can expect as a freelancer.

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Interview: Nicolas Granatino On Freelancing And The Future Of Work

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Freelancing is not the same as it was 10 years ago. Today, we have tons of great apps that help us make our work easier than ever.

Much like most other freelancers, I constantly experiment with new apps to find ways to save time and better manage my work.

I recently discovered a new app called Cronycle. The app is mainly a collaboration tool for content. I saw great potential in this tool, especially when researching for projects and working with freelance clients.

Nicolas GranatinoSo, I reached out to its founder Nicolas Granatino to talk about the app and his thoughts on the freelancing industry.

Nicolas is the co-founder of Andurance Ventures and Managing Director of Cronycle with years of experience investing and working on startups. I think you’ll find his thoughts to be much valuable.

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