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7 Worst Freelance Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

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Are you keep getting rejected by clients? Or are your clients keep asking for discounts? Or for more revisions?

Then see if you’re making these freelancing mistakes.

But, don’t worry. We all make mistakes when starting out. That’s how we learn to improve.

It was Albert Einstein 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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10+ Easy Ways Freelance Illustrators Can Make Money Online

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One of the most difficult things about being a freelance artist is finding work.

Finding freelance illustration jobs online is not an easy task either. Search any popular freelance platform and you’ll find less than 100 outdated job postings for illustrators.

And waiting for commissions can be quite depressing too.

No need to be discouraged. There are many different ways you can make money online as an illustrator.

In this post, I’ll show you some of the ways other freelance illustrators make money online. And prove to you that you can really make money drawing and selling your art online.

Keep reading to find out how.

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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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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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15+ Best Tools I Use To Supercharge My Freelance Work

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Today, I wanted to share with you some of the tools that will help save you time and money.

In this list, I showcase some of the top tools, apps, and software freelancers can use to manage their clients, projects, fix errors, and basically supercharge your workflow.

I use most of these tools every day. I also included a few other tools, like time tracking apps, for freelancers who would find them useful.

If you’re a freelancer, or, at least hoping to become one, it’s worth checking out this list of freelance productivity tools because in this list I will tell you exactly how I use each of these apps to boost my freelance work.

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