1. Identify your passion and learn to market it
According to Anastasakis, when it comes to freelancing, the most important thing you can do is identify your passion and learn to market yourself.
“As with any career, pursuing a field you’re passionate about will ultimately bring the most long-term fulfillment,” he said. “With freelancing, there are almost no limits to what you can do, which allows you to break into any industry.”
Once you find your passion, tell everyone about it. Start with your friends and family, and expand your outreach into broader communities.
Network within freelance communities to learn about others’ experiences and to share your own. This can help you connect with new clients or potential partners to expand your offerings.
As you go, compile a portfolio of your work with positive feedback from clients that speaks to the quality of your work.
2. Create a steady and recurring customer base
Maintaining a steady base of happy clients is essential to a successful freelance career.
“Customers keep you in business, and their experiences determine whether or not they hire you again or refer you to their friends,” Anastasakis explained. “This is where utilizing technology can help a new freelancer, especially if you’re starting to build your business without a large personal network to approach.”
Online marketplaces can connect you to millions of buyers who are looking for the types of services you sell. There are thousands of online tools that can help you get started. You just have to find the resources that are right for you.
Read the full story at 3 ways to jump into freelancing and land on your feet – The Business Journals