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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. 

I currently work as a full-time application support engineer for a Marketing Company in NYC and I have finally had the chance to work on my freelance work! 

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!

  1. Plan ahead. Open up your calendar & schedule a time that works best for you.
  2. Design work to showcase for your portfolio. ) Be simple, clean & creative. 
  3. Create an online portfolio – website!
  4. Promote yourself! Yes. Share your website ( social media, LinkedIn & ext.) 
  5. Be Bold. 

 

PROMOTE YOURSELF
 
You want to make sure that your work is being seen! I would suggest you to add all of your social media onto your website. Another thing you can do is follow others that have the same interest as you do. 
 
Using google words, making sure your links are functional and creating business cards will help you increase views. 
 
This is one of the main things I find to be the most difficult, but you really have to be bold, fearless & confident in your work! 

Social media


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.

INSPARATION OR MOTIVATION ?
 
Not having any potential clients at the time may make you lose motivation and make you want to quit. Don’t do it! Below are a few inspiration sites, but you def. don’t want to lose hope/passion for something you like 🙂
 

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. 

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