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Thanks to the internet it is possible for a skilled person to sit in the comfort of their home and work. What’s more, the freelancer can actually make a decent living working from home. Although it seems easy, freelancing can be just as demanding as a regular 9 to 5 job. It also needs a basic framework in place before the freelancer can expect to sit back and earn money. Here is what you need to do in order to make the most of a freelancing opportunity.

Set Up Shop

Just as you would have a regular office where people off the street could approach you, as a freelancer you need a presence on the internet where prospective employers can find you. This brings up two options. The first is to set up a website of your own announcing all the services that you can perform along with a portfolio highlighting the work that you have already done. The second is to join a freelancer market place and set up a well defined profile there. Most freelancers would make use of both options. If you have a website, consider investing in a merchant account so you can accept credit cards online. This will make for a very easy payment mode for your prospective clients. Also make sure that both web pages have the easiest contact options available for future employers to get in touch with you.
Working from Home

Offer Something Unique

Considering the number of freelancers who are prowling the internet for work, it would make sense to offer your prospective employers something unique. If you are a freelance writer, you could offer a special price for a set of ten articles, or as a freelance web designer you would design a special mobile website along with the regular one for free. The offer has to give additional value to the employer for the money that he pays. It could also turn into your unique selling point and help enhance your word of mouth reputation thanks to satisfied clients. The best references for more business always come from loyal clients who love your services.

Be Very Professional

While freelancing allows you a whole lot of flexibility in terms of when you work and how you work, you must remember that at the end of the day results matter. So make sure that you never miss a deadline, and always promise only what you can deliver. The trust factor is a bit difficult to cultivate with a freelancer with whom you are working for the first time, so ensure that you keep your employer updated about the project that you are working on. If you ever have a lack of clarity about what is expected from you on a project, make sure that you communicate your doubts to the employer. All progress and problems should be discussed in a timely manner so that there are no issues at a later date.

Your professional attitude will win you more than satisfied employers. It will provide you with a great online network of professionals you can depend on for future work. A steady source of ongoing work will allow you to make the most of freelancing, doing what you enjoy and earning money doing it.

About Denny Jones

Hi there! I am Denny, a personal finance blogger and I love to share tips related to managing finance for a better living. Follow my blog for lots of fresh and exciting tactics to control your finances.
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