Freelancing is a self employed business, wherein you can virtually work on flexible hours, not sticking to a single employer. Freelancer has the potentiality to showcase his skills and thereby sell services to multiple clients. To freelance, you can start with a fewer budget. Only thing, you need to have skill to do and a laptop and good internet connection. It’s a great business model that makes you enter into freelance market place, wherein you can climb a ladder with a bit of time, patience and passion. No business reaches up to peak, if it doesn’t have patience and capacity to manage with profit or loss.

When I started freelancing, I searched through all the freelancing sites, where I can probably find a job that match my skill set. Things aren’t so easy. Have to submit bids daily to achieve this. I was waiting to showcase at least an hour of work in my profile. Waiting for any project to hunt and get a positive feedback.  Some projects came in, but wasn’t of well paying. To get a profile and feedback has to go through less paid job. At last after 2 years of my efforts to get into this line, I was able to find a job, which was long term. The client at first asked me to work 2 weeks on the project and told that if it goes fine, will continue. All praise to God, the Almighty that the client satisfied with my output and continued the job. Till now I am working for this client. Also worked on various projects for other clients too.

You can check my profile on Upwork:

To get into freelancing, you should handle the job independently without any help from others and must have past experience with the skills, you love to work with. If you grow further in this business and have well demand from the clients, then you have options to hire other freelancers to proceed with the task. During this stage, you no need to work on the projects; you can create a team, who works for you remotely. No region, language or country you need to stick to find your team. You can create a global team with the member having the skill set you demand. Thereby, you can run on with more projects without any trouble.

Freelancing helps Mom at home to be more creative in working with her skills being present with her children at home. Normally, Moms who work out in the office has to leave their child in child care center. Being a freelancer, Moms worry narrow down and they can be with their child at home and can work on her schedule. Flexible hours and work anywhere environment creates up with freelancing. You are your own boss and you quit 9-5 job schedule. You have the sole authority to decide what to do and what not to do, when to do and when not to do.

Freelancer works hourly, by fixed project or by milestone according to the client pay mode. There are many freelancing sites through which one can start applying for the jobs.

There are various fields in which you can freelance. Of which are:

  1. Web Design
  2. Web and Mobile Application development
  3. Database Application development
  4. VBA – Visual Basic for Application
  5. Data Entry
  6. Web Research
  7. Article writing
  8. SEO
  9. Voice Over
  10. Audio or Video Transcription and many more.

Top freelancing sites are:

  1. Upwork
  2. Toptal
  3. Guru
  4. Peopleperhour
  5. Fiverr
  6. Freelancer
  7. 99designs
  8. Truelancer
  9. Design media
  10. Freelance writing gigs

Will let you know in detail about these sites in the next post. Hope you enjoyed

Published by Bandi Fouziya

Hi, I am a VBA Developer, working on automating office apps. I have 16+ years of experience in developing visual basic applications for the clients around the globe. I have worked on many complex projects of which are: 1. Creating Interactive Dashboards 2. Bulk web Data Scraping 3. Automating web app task from Excel through API integration with VBA 4. Mailchimp Automation 5. Real Time Indicators Statistical Analysis 6. Access database application development - multi user platform with sql server as backend 7. Statistical Analysis using R and R shiny apps through VBA and many more. I am passionate in learning new tools and techniques and would love to share with you all. Join in hand to learn smart tools. Apply in your life and be more productive. Check out my profile on Upwork:

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