How to start freelancing

Freelancing is a contract between a company and people by which one can easily associate with a work of his/her own choice. Freelancers are often considered self-employed, and they have the opportunity to choose the project or work of their capability. Such as a common of the profession of freelancing is web designing; a web designer can quickly submit his/her work in different companies without being contracted to any one company in particular. Now I will describe how to start freelancing.

How to start freelancing in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, freelancers are most of the male person, but now day’s female freelancers are increasing. The main reason for freelancing is good earnings and flexibility of the work. In the scenario of Bangladesh, where there is a huge lacking of job opportunities for educated people, freelancing is a sector by which they can earn a respectable salary of his/her work, as well as one, can easily prove himself/herself in front of the world’s biggest job market by his capabilities.

Freelancers are also known as online marketers. They mostly work for the clients of the USA and the UK. In Bangladesh, one can quickly start his freelancing experience by working with Upwork. By opening a Verified Identity, a qualified person in his field can immediately begin his/her career in the open job market site. A person can get a job from the upwork by the bidding process. By this process, a client will justify you. If your profile and presentation can impress them, you can quickly get the job with a time limit. The work must be submitted on time if you want the right price for your work. Further, it will help to build your working profile stronger. In the future, your punctuality and working profile will give you the strength to get a regular job in the open marketplace.

Without Upwork, there are lots of sites that can give you the job by this bidding process. There is some way to get the job in Upwork and any other websites by following these steps. Like, you have to complete your Upwork profile thoroughly. By attaching some relevant portfolio and sample work can be easy access to get a job from the clients. Punctuality and different skills like language test will assure the enormous quantities of the job than others.

Freelancing is hard work. Its freedom and glamour attract people. But it must be remembered that it’s a solo business of your own. So in this regard, you will be your boss along with salesman, project manager, technician, accountant, lawyer, and the delivery boy rolled into one. So it’s tough to work without any doubt. So you have to keep in mind that there are steps to follow in this field. I have already discussed the freelancing sites. Now I will discuss some different scenarios for getting a fresh start in freelancing or outsourcing.

First of all, one has to be very determined about his exciting work. It is essential to discover one’s creativity of his own. It is your choice of what field you want to work in. But after choosing the work you have given the best output for your client. The vision is vital for your dedication to the future.

There is some form of business in the outsourcing field. You have to form the strategy of your business of your own. But the way should be very authentic and transparent for the client. The method should be related to marketing materials for spreading your business.

Different types of blogs and websites and backlinks can be fruitful for marketing materials. Spreading backlinks are useful for describing your activities and work. Besides that, a portfolio of your demo work or blog can make your clients satisfied.

For the freelancing work, a financial process has to establish for the payment of your work. The payment should be online, like a visa or in a master card.

There are some other steps to follow in this regard. Like famous freelancers have some ideas and ways to do the job in their rules and style. One should have to follow those rules to build up his/her career on this side. They have specialized knowledge about freelancing as they are experienced than yours. So follow their outline and guidance if you can manage. This is an excellent way to get the initial ideas about any project in this field. Besides, that join more freelancing sites as you can.

Here are some short rules to start your business in this field: (for contact with the clients)

  • Keep your proposal short but bright enough.
  • A short demonstration is needed for a client’s job description.
  • Have to have a good personality and friendly behavior.
  • Maintain a personal writing blog for the sample writing skills.
  • An attachment of your writing sample is needed for the client’s proposal.

Here is some way to find the way to entering the freelancing market quickly:

  • Try to have contacts with some renowned freelancers
  • Get some help from friends as well as family ( if anybody has ideas)
  • Try to relate to any freelancing agency in your city.
  • Try to make some compelling writing content for your blog site. (For sample/for clients).

For your writing skills, here are some points to get some ideas:

  • Try to write on evergreen topics ( avoid breaking news, write on long-time newsworthy things)
  • Write about significant issues (like relationships, marketing, food, media, celebrities, personal finance, etc.)
  • Try to convert your article into reported essays.
  • Try to capture the trade audience for your article.
  • Use a bank link for your blog.

Avoid fear, be honest, be dedicated, and start your business with a new angle. In all activities, there are some rules. You must follow the rules of every business. In freelancing, you will get some extra advantage as a newcomer because of its individuality and freedom. It is an excellent platform for both clients and job finder. Use your potential in a good way, in the right direction, with great privacy.

Alim Tasnim

Founder of Advance IT center, established in 2013. Developed and executed interactive marketing strategies for about 200+ clients that enriched search engine performance, attracted users to websites, and drove growth, resulting in annual traffic increases of an average of 40% year over year. Analyzed data to identify trends, generate reports, and adjust campaigns as necessary to produce the most optimal ROI. More than 1000+ website evaluations and marketing proposals Prepared attracted new business, resulting in an increased annual budget of 54%. Also, Collaborated with internal teams to enhance design, usability, content, and conversion points of websites and web properties. Manages social media campaigns and day-to-day activities, including scheduling regular updates, engaging in dialogue, and answering questions when necessary. Remained current with industry trends to uncover new opportunities for clients’ websites.