The Internet offers many advantages and disadvantages to remote work, particularly if you are a newbie. It can be frustrating for a newbie to be able get their first job or project. Because they don’t have a good reputation yet, and because of this, freelancing websites or companies that offer such work might be skeptical about their ability.
A complete newbie will often face the biggest hurdle: NO REVIEWS. You are only one of many wannabe freelancers without good reviews. Many of these people wouldn’t know what they were doing and would fail the first project. Others would do well but would not be able to recover from their first failure. You are now up against a sea of freelancers in your niche, which may not be a threat to you. The real question is how do you convince a buyer that you are the only person who can do their job?
Although it is an individual’s journey and every person will find their way to success, there are some basic tips that may be helpful for those who start freelancing.
1. Send samples of your work to the employer or buyer and let them see.
2. Consistency and hard work will pay off over the long-term. Do not let the first problems get you down.
3. A freelancer’s journey can be fraught with despair. Especially at the beginning, things can seem very grim. Try not to underestimate yourself during those times.
4. Register now to look for work in multiple forums/sites.
5. After a project has been completed, ask buyers for positive reviews.
6. You may not get the highest rates for your work as a beginner. Remember that in the beginning, it is work you want. Good work will bring you money.
7. Don’t lose heart. It can be difficult to start a freelance career. You will be rewarded if you persevere! !
8. If you have a full-time job, and are financially unstable, then you should consider freelancing as a part-time career. You should not work for free until you are established in an industry. You can’t be certain of anything on the Internet and you may not land a great project for days.