It is nice that you have decided yourself to start your career as a freelancer. You are a qualified freelancer and you can satisfy your clients easily through your works. But to get success in this profession you must learn from your mistakes and have to follow some tips & tricks. That will help you earn customer satisfaction and good feedback.
Here we have a list of the most common freelance mistakes done by freelancers including us. We had to suffer for them and later avoid most freelance mistakes by doing some research. I hope you don’t make the same mistakes again and have a smooth start in your freelancing career.
- Starting a big amount project
Some people like to choose big project which costs huge amount and takes a lot of time to complete. If you are not that individual then you will choose smaller project that you can complete with in 5 to 7 days. Because concentrating on a project for a long time is very stressful. But if you are a group with your colleagues and coder then a big project will not cause this type of minor problems.
- Fail to maintain time frame
No one is perfect in live. The person who is a businessman or an official are most careful about time. Project you have won might be the business deal of your buyer. He is dependent on the job to be done with in the time. So every freelancer must should complete and submit his or her project with on time. Delaying a projects is no different from showing up always late for work.
- Fail to increase online visibility
You have started Internet based career where you will not meet your customer physically but virtually. So you have to represent your virtual existence through your personal site, Facebook page, Twitter and many other social networking site. You will get some customer without any effort this way. Customer will find out you to hire.
- Fail to pick the right partner
If you are in group then you must have to choose the right person for your business. In the business deal priority must be expertise and not the personal relation. Finding a partner who is expert in multiple fields. This way you can take the project order of different type and even save some money from freelancer service providers.
- Make use of free resource
Its a great technique to find free resources on search engines such as Google before you go buying it from a premium resource site. There are huge amount of resource for freelancer on the web. It will save you time, money and extra work. Some time you can find something already done, you might only need to customize as you wish. This will save a lot of energy and effort.
- Over confident
It is a bad practice to show over confidence all the time. Your buyer might asked you to do something, but without thinking you replied to him that you can do it . This might cause you some problems later on if the buyer awards you the project. You might notice that you demanded a lower price or it was a big project that created more pressure to compete with timing.
Finally we will like to suggest that “Be positive, be simple”. Just express your self simply. Do not give a chance to your buyer to misunderstand. Good luck and We hope this tips help you succeed in your freelancing career.