Freelancing and Skills Needed For Being A Freelancer

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In this modern and fast world, it’s much difficult for a person to fulfil his/her needs. That’s why people are moving towards more than one job. They wanted to collect some extra money for making their life better. Freelancing is the greatest opportunity for all those people. We are all familiar with it.

Freelancing is the fastest growing field nowadays. Freelancing is basically a home based job in which you use the internet to make money. You sell your services and the buyer hires you for fulfilling the task. Many people are moving towards freelancing because it is the fastest and easy way of making money. You don’t need to apply at different offices for jobs. You don’t need to wait for getting a degree. You don’t need to wait for an interview call. You don’t need to sit 9-5 at the office.

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Freelancing allows you to work by sitting at your couch. It makes your life easy by breaking the chains of discipline and timetable. No matter what your age is, either old or a teenager both can work as a freelancer. This article will help you choose to freelance as a career.

Skills Needed For Being a Freelancer

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But what are those skills that are needed for being a successful freelancer? What are those skills that are necessary for every freelancer? I am here to put all these skills in front of you guys so that every freelancer can adopt these skills.

1.Behavioural skills/ Communication skills

A freelancer sells his services but for that first, he needs to make a conversation with the client for understanding the objective of the client and what he really wants. A client also judges you through your conversation. The client first talks to you and then put in his order. So that, as a freelancer the most basic skill you need to improve is your communication and behavioural skills.

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Don’t need to be nervous while talking to the customer, just be confident. Most people get confused but still, they don’t ask questions. This can create a mess for both the seller and buyer. Just ask questions confidently so that you can create the exact product.

 2.Tension management skills

When you start working as a freelancer you might be stressed. A lot of tensions like competition, lack of confidence in your abilities etc. come across your way. This will make you crazy because a bulk of people with the same skills is present on the same platform. This is the stage where you have to control all these tensions and pressures. Once you get control over yourself, you can easily exist in this field on freelancing. This skill is necessary for all the freelancers because no one can work properly being stressed.

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3.Time management skills

As a Freelancer, you might have more than one project at a time. A successful freelancer should have time management skills because without time management nothing can be achieved. Every client wants its project at the required time. It’s the responsibility of a freelancer to be on time. It will make your client happier. Client trusts your sense of responsibility. Hence, time management is really important in freelancing.

4.Problem-solving skills

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Problem-solving skill, you often heard of it. This is the only skill that is required for all types of jobs. If you are a chef, or a teacher, a banker etc. you must be able to understand and analyze problems. You must be quick enough to come up with the solution of different problems. Freelancing also needs this skill because you can face different problems at work. Instead of sitting silently you must be capable of solving the problem. This skill will help you deal with every problem without losing senses.

5.Negotiating with the clients

As a freelancer negotiating skill can be called as the key factor. As a freelancer, you work with different clients having different temperaments. Some clients didn’t argue and accept your rates while some clients start bargaining. As a freelancer, you have to make a deal that is acceptable to both the client and worker. Talk to the client openly based on terms and conditions.

6.Networking skills

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On freelancing sites, everything is related to networking. You form a network with your colleagues and clients. A freelancer must have impressive networking skills. He should develop good relations with clients so that they trust him both online and offline. He should make his network bigger and stronger.

7.Learn to say NO

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When you are a beginner in freelancing, getting project is somehow difficult. Sometimes you are too desperate for a project that you take a project with a very small payment. Don’t do that. Take only those projects that pay you exactly for your skills. Working hard and not getting enough payment is not a good strategy.

8.Scheduling skills

A freelancer can take many projects at the same time. But working on different projects at the same time is somehow difficult. You have to schedule your tasks so that every project is completed on time. Take small projects because the more the project is big the more you get frustrated. Schedule your projects for efficient working.

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These are those eight skills that will help you in freelancing.  Adopt these skills so that you can rock in freelancing. Improve yourself each day by learning more and more. Freelancing is much beneficial for all those students who are waiting for jobs. Just find out your specification and start working. I hope you like this article.

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About the author

Kiran-Abid

I am a student of Computer Engineering. Want to prove myself in that era of Competition. I want to learn and improve myself :)

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