3 tips if you’re just starting as a freelancer

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There are more opportunities than ever to work from home, and some people choose freelancing over full-time jobs. Freelancing can have many benefits over a 9-5 employment but it’s not for everyone. Here are some tips to get you started if you’ve been thinking about it.

Hourly Rate

How do you even begin to calculate your hourly rate? Consider how much you want your annual salary to be, subtract the expenses, and divide by billable work hours. Don’t forget to account for some vacation time! Some freelancers charge by project instead of hourly, so decide which option works better in your case.

Time Management

For freelancers, it’s crucial to have good time management skills. There isn’t anyone to tell you when to start and stop working and it may look like you have plenty of time until the deadline, but failing to deliver work on time can cost you some really good opportunities. It can also result in not doing your best which your clients will notice.

Start Specializing Soon

It may be tempting to offer various services in order to attract more clients, but if you’re smart about it, you’re on a way to becoming a reputable expert in your field. People rarely trust a person who claims he can do everything equally well.

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