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5 tips on how to be a better freelancer

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Everyone wants to be the best at what they do. Whether it is running a profitable business, becoming the most sought-after IT expert or excelling in offering PR consultancy services,  hard work, they say, is the key to success. However, even with the most dedicated team of employees, it takes more than reporting to work every day to become a top company manager. Productivity is way more expressed than simply having a dedicated workforce.

In this post, we explore tips on becoming a better freelancer. You may want to call it a successful self-employed person and that’s okay. But the catch here is freelance. For starters, it is important to note that for some time now, the gig economy has been gaining momentum.  But that shouldn’t be a reason enough to make you conclude that more than 100 million freelancers worldwide are successful in what they do.

Take for example a website such as My Homework Done, ostensibly a place where student pay for papers. Not every writer on the platform crafts top quality papers. But for the few whose skills have broken through the glass ceiling, becoming a top freelance boils down to doing the following:

·     Find your best foot in a skill or a service

While we live in a world that keeps evolving into better, skills will always be skills. If you are a writer, for example, people have never stopped reading. But, here is the catch: how do you make sure your blog is the best or every freelance client comes after your skills? Well, the truth is that if you choose to be part of the gig economy as a writer, you must start by finding your best food.

Writing is a big enterprise. From traveling, book publishing, content creation to blogging and among other areas of expertise, deciding on a niche in which you would like to concentrate your services is important.

·     Work with a mentor

Bettering your freelance skills isn’t going to be a happenstance. You need extra support to take your prowess to the next level. Whether you are a transcriber of a virtual assistance, there is always a definitive way of doing things. It, therefore, means that to excel in the gig economy, finding someone who can mentor you in a given specialty is an important stepping stone going forward.

·     Keep learning

Learning is a continuous process or as someone else would say, it never stops. You must never relent in your quest of becoming the best freelancer. If you are a freelance writer, there are lots of writing courses on the web that can help improve your skills. Moreover, get-together seminars or freelance huddles also make for important avenues of learning something new, especially from those who are established in the enterprise.

·     Stay focused

Focus is agreeably a vital requirement in every field of work. And for a freelancer who wants to become the best, it is something you never lose. You lose focus, and everything you ever built from scratch becomes a smoking glass.  Focus equates consistency and dedication. It is an ingredient of hard work that eventual pays off. Successful freelances know too well how it is important to stay focused, so should you.

Final words

The future of work is freelancing. And with 5G internet around the corner, it can only keep getting better. Freelancers will soon be able to provide their services to anyone in any part of the world at mind-boggling speed, thanks to a world that keeps advancing into new-generation technologies.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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