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As you guys have already read the tittle of this post “BE The BOSS”, I will be sharing my own personal tips in how I became a web design freelancer.
USE YOUR SKILL’S TO HELP OTHERS
If you have a skill that you love & enjoy doing, I highly recommend you to start looking for freelance projects! Its a great way to earn money for doing something you love and something you can have full control of your own time, schedule, and work.
I have always had a passion for the web & visual design Industry! Therefore, I set the goal to practice, practice and practice my skills.
Once I was confident in my work & had gained more knowledge in the web design Industry, I started to take projects as a freelancer!
I took the time to focus on re-designing my freelance website, updating my resume and creating personal projects to show case my skill sets.
HOW TO GET STARTED ?
Having a full time job & life in general can make it hard to set a time to focus in getting other things done. However, if “freelance” is something you really want to get into – I would say that you need to set a time for it.
Here are my top 5 tips!
- Plan ahead. Open up your calendar & schedule a time that works best for you.
- Design work to showcase for your portfolio. ) Be simple, clean & creative.
- Create an online portfolio – website!
- Promote yourself! Yes. Share your website ( social media, LinkedIn & ext.)
- Be Bold.
WHERE CAN I GET CLIENTS FROM?
There are many sites that allow you to connect with other artist, digital & other creative people and you can also share each others work. Behance is one of my favorites!
Okay, so if you are looking for clients – I would suggest the following links.
people per hour – Gain clients
Etsy – Open up a shop & sale!
Design crowd – Not the best one, but it does gives you the chance to practice on real life projects.
Web-flow – Cms Platform, gives you the ability to design, promote your work & become a web-flow designer.
CHECK OUT MY FREELANCE WEBSITE!
And…. Basically, the following steps listed above are the actions I took into becoming my own boss. If you have a skill that you are really good at and enjoy doing, I would advise you to put yourself out there and see where it takes you.