Can you still recall the first time you received your first pay as a freelancer?
It was probably one of those stellar moments you had in your freelancing career.
Fast forward to now, you are probably less excited and motivated to go about your projects. Fret not! It’s about time you spice things up a bit!
Continue reading to find out how you can evolve (no superpowers involved), avoid frequent burnouts, and remain marketable amidst a sea of freelancers.
Be the type of freelancer who is always on the lookout
Tons of apps, tools and social media platforms are introduced every single day and it pays to keep an eye on the ones that are associated to your field of expertise. Keep in mind though that while it’s very important to find out what’s current, you should also strive to develop a keen sense of assessing which of these new tools matter to you the most and weed out those that don’t.
Be more selective
One of the obvious differences between a newbie and a veteran freelancer is how the former tend to say yes to every job offer that comes along than the latter. However, the veteran freelancer knows that nothing good really comes from hoarding projects. If you’ve been freelancing for a while now, strive to be more selective and choose to work for projects that you are truly passionate about.
If narrowing down clients isn’t your cup of tea, consider expanding. Look for ways to expand operations by collaborating with other freelancers. By doing so, you can still provide high-quality work to existing clients and find new ones, too. Lastly, you get to help newbies and act as mentor at the same time.
How about you? What are your thoughts on evolving as a freelancer?