What made you want to start freelancing? What lead you to where you are today?
Everyone that does freelancing is doing it for because of some particular or specific reason. Some people started freelancing after they were looking for ways to make money online. Some people started doing it because of something someone told them about it or perhaps they read an article in a newspaper/magazine about freelancing.
Some people may have literally been sitting there thinking "how can I make money in my spare time" or "how can I turn my hobbies or skills and experience into cash"? And then went from there..
Some people may have been doing something completely different like running a forum or a blog and then started doing something small which lead them to end up walking down the freelancer path until they started to realize what they are and went big from there.
That's sort of how it was for me. I used to run several forums on design and illustration after I was made a moderator for a popular forum and then started selling custom sig banners which I turned into a full service. That was many years ago though and since then I become a webmaster/blogger and started needing things for my site like SEO, backlinks, content etc. So I have learned about that over the past 10+ years of being online.
It wasn't easy to get hold of things like that back then! There was no SEOClerks, no such site. No Freelance.com, no Upwork. Nothing! And to get something like that you had to "know" people or do it yourself! So I'm self taught when it comes to SEO and SMO and freelancing.
I've been launching niche sites and ideas since then and flipping them! But that's been for as long but it's only really in the past 5+ years I've been working on SEOClerks as a freelancer. And it's been uphill ever since!
But really it's only been in the last year or so that I've been doing quite well on here. I was recently made a Level X3 seller and I've seen an increase in sales because of it! But it hasn't exactly been "easy". It's taken blood, sweat and tears to get there, sort of. Just basically showing that if you're dedicated and work hard. You can get there!
But there are some much much bigger freelancers out there than me. Those that have been doing SEO and SMO for many years and I'm just a small fish in a big wide ocean compared to them. And some of them really inspire me and motivate me to carry on. To share their success.
So it's really interesting to me to hear how you got started in freelancing.
No matter what level you are at with it so far in your career.
If you're a new rookie or a long experienced whale.
What about you though? How did you get into freelancing?
Did you think you was going to be the freelancer you are today?
Did you see yourself having as much success in freelancing as you first thought?
And one more question for you.
Where do you see yourself as a freelancer in 5 or even 10 years time.