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Tips for success in freelancing



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Tips for success in freelancing

I guess i still have to learn and to do until i reach my final success target, but i can also say that my current standings as full time freelancer is pretty solid and i am happy as it is now.
However, after i posted discussion Seoclerks Thanks For Great Vacation, many members wanted to her more, how i get my success. I have to say that my journey to current success was very long and very rough, specially at beginning and it would be too long to write about all of it, but here i will write few general tips which will help you to clear your mind and doubts about freelancing.

  • First! Freelancing can be nice side job for extra income, but don't ever take it as a game! It can be great source of income if yu take it seriously!
  • If you want to earn more then few bucks, then invest your time and even invest your money, but be careful where and how much to invest!
  • If you going for full time freelancing, then run your job seriously as if you would run real business! Don't you think it's just fun. Determine your self to it completely.
  • Set your targets with clear picture what you want to gain, and go for it, no matter what happen.
  • Don't think it's always easy. If you fail, learn from your mistakes as quickly as possible, but don't let hard times to make you quit. All of us had ups and downs.
  • Always learn from successful people, no matter how good you are!
  • Always have something what motivates and inspire you to cheer you up and give you strength to go further.
  • Don't fear of failure!!! Risk is large part of any business and you never know what can hit you hard tomorrow.
  • Get the losers out of you life, they only slow you down.
  • Be surrounded by people with positive attitude who encourage and support you.
  • Don't sell crap and expect success and pride! Don't scam people if you building your success, because even if you succeed for some time, it will for sure wipe you OFF in future.
  • Respect others to be respected! Kindness always win.

surely there is a lot more, but this is basic things that are important for any business and freelancing too. So if you freelance just for fun, then these not matter anyway, but i hope that most of Seoclerks sellers are (and should be) serious about freelancing...

Feel free to add more tips from your experience, because, someone will read this in future too, and we are here to help each other Tips for success in freelancing

Good luck

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idealmike

Awesome tips Anweb thanks for posting them! These are really helpful both for new, advanced and experienced freelancers and affiliates alike. In fact, like when playing a game such as chess, you only get better by playing people better than you, we can only get better be listening to and hearing the tips and tricks from the pros. So this kind of stuff is like pure liquid gold! Tips for success in freelancing

Indeed freelancing can be an absolute life changer if you stick at it, keep finding ways to do it and provide an excellent service in all that you do. It's good not just to see it as a side income or something you might only do for a little while "in between jobs" but rather as something you can do for the rest of your life. And you might start off small at first only doing small jobs, but each job is an extra notch in the post so to speak, another rung in the ladder that takes you to the top. I know that's easier said than done, but if you apply yourself, as well as apply these principles to your game, you'll get to the top of that ladder.

And of course, we all need goals and targets as without them you're not going to be as motivated or inspired to reach them. But you need to be realistic as well. Set smaller goals, achievements and milestones that you can reach and then when you've met and attained them, set bigger goals and milestones for yourself to reach. That's how I see it anyway.

And it's not always easy! That's because it's worth having. And nothing in life worth having is ever easy to come by and get! Sure you'll hit bumps in the road, sure you'll come across failure, sure you'll feel discouraged. But these are just feelings and feelings don't really help you get anywhere in life. What matters is determination, passion, a hunger to succeed and win and get an office at the top of the shard. Tips for success in freelancing

And I love what you said about getting the losers out of your life. Growing up my dad would say to me "Son, stay away from the dead heads, they'll drag you down with them". So very true words of wisdom to live by. Some people don't want you to succeed or will hold you back from succeeding and at the end of the day you get nothing from that. But surrounding yourself by good people that lift you up, inspire and motivate you to go on will literally help you to go much further.

And yes! Don't sell crap services. Don't ever provide a crap service to anyone. Always go the extra mile. Bend over backwards. Walk on glass bare footed if you have to. Okay that's a bit extreme but at the end of the day, a good feedback/rating from someone can make all the difference as a seller on SEOClerks and it's better to walk on broken glass bare footed than it is to get a negative rating from someone!

So yeah, this is all relative!




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EliteWriter

freelancing can be an absolute life changer if you stick at it

I love that Mike. You need to be determined, because there are always going to be those who try to affect your mindset by stating that it is not worth it, it is better to go back to a full time job, and so on. I believe that as long as you keep at it, while making sure you provide really high quality services and customer care - you can do it, and you can be successful at it. As you explained it is something you need to attain gradually, but the key is to remain determined.




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EliteWriter

Those were some great tips, and they get you thinking. As I was reading through them I couldn't help but look back at what I did and what I've been through, and you are right to say that it takes effort, consistency and hard work to manage to succeed sometime. You need to offer a truly great service, each time, every time. And apart from that, if something goes wrong or you start feeling discouraged, do not lose hope, but rather try to focus on the ups, not on the downs. There are going to be times like these, but do not let them stop you.




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ajlancer

Hi anwebservices thanks for your nice sharing. Yes I do agree with your all points. All points really importance for a freelancer. I think these tips not only importance for freelancer but also all other job it is need to implement. Freelancing really nice job for earning money. I never think this is just an extra income, rather I am full time freelancer and my all expenditure manage from freelance jobs. Another points really importance learn from who already success on business and taking risk another part of successful business. As mentioned no risk no, gain. I like your another points learn from mistake. It is really great part of learning. If you do mistake to do something, quickly overview why that happen and try to alleviate.
Finally I should say, really you pointed some awesome facts for freelancer.

Regards by Ajlancer




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Lynne

Thank you so much for sharing these tips Anwebservices. You've given some brilliant tips here for anyone wanting to succeed in anything.

The tip I loved the most is get rid of the losers in your life.

I did this last year and it is amazing how negative people can drag you down. I had an experience that changed me big time last year and since I made some very big chances for the better my life has just flown forward in leaps and bounds

I look back now and I wonder how I was so blind to negativity and what was going on. If I didn't get rid of the losers in my life I would never have made such progress.




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EliteWriter

I know what you mean. I had people who told me, how can you possibly manage to spend all that time typing? Don't you get tired? Eventually there is not going to be a need for article writing services as there are already so many articles online. There was a person who kept suggesting I go back to a full time job. All these started to infuriate me, until I decided that rather than allowing them to discourage me I would be the one to discourage them by working harder and being more successful. And I did manage to do that - still going strong today.




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Lynne

Good for you, that is what separates people like us from people like them.

The person I was spending a lot of time with was just so negative about everything and I never realized it while I was in the situation. I became very negative and unhappy too and I didn't even realize it.

It is what my mom refers to as "Not seeing the trees for the forest"... you can't see what is right in front of your face.

It is only when I let go of that person that it was almost like a fog lifting and I could then clearly see where I had been. It was quite a shocker.




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anwebservices

That's so true. I had same problem which was going for long time where someone was dragging me down and making me disbelieve in what i can do to go outside the box, I was consistently told that 9-5 job is more secure because you get your wage no matter what, while i was feeling all the time that i can make double of that money as freelancer. maybe not all the time, but if i added my music performing i would be gone much further much sooner. So it's never too late, but now i feel sorry that i didn't made than "clean up" long ago...




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Barida

Thank you so much about the tips that can really help me become a better freelancer. I had some struggles last week after weeks of positive reviews but I never want to let that put me down.

Freelancing can be daunting and a tiring task especially at the start, but with the right steps taken, victory is sure at the end.




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Corzhens

You are right that when taken seriously, freelancing can be a source of income and probably a livelihood that can take care of your daily expenses. My purpose in freelancing is to prepare for that – when I retire from my office job, I will have something to do and hoping that the rewards will be greater than what I am getting now so the earnings can cover some of my expenses if not all of it. But for now, I am not treating my freelancing as a game but more of a hobby although I am serious with it that’s why I also work even during the holidays.




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