This post is a follow up to the previous post – Freelancing in India 101, Part 1 where we talk about branding, self discipline and the first few steps to take. CREATE YOUR PORTFOLIO As discussed in the previous post, a portfolio is a must. Whether you are a writer, a photographer, or a VA, your portfolio is your key selling point. Think about it – Wouldn’t you rather get your website built from a developer who has a swanky website herself vs someone who “claims” to be web dev
We all know someone who is a freelancer and we cannot help but be in awe of their lifestyle. The flexible hours, the travelling, the freedom; it is all one can dream of. I really think that for us women, freelance work seems like the best suited option given how family responsibilities seem never ending and we are naturally expected to adjust our careers. Also applicable for women like me whose husbands are in a transferable job and we keep hopping from one state to another.
When you’re freelancing, you’re bound to make mistakes. Making mistakes is a part of the learning curve. Sometimes, you make mistakes because of lack of understanding and sometimes, because of being reckless or ignorant. Forget the reason, these mistakes will eventually affect your relationship with your clients, your work and your reputation. Here are the 6 common but important mistakes that you must avoid making at any cost. Mistake no 1 # Not knowing how and how much to ch
Let me be brutally honest – The market is filled with numerous nameless freelancers who offer the same expertise as you. So, in this sea of freelancers, would you like to become just another nameless freelancer? Or would you want to stand out and distinguish yourself from the rest? There is only one thing that you can do that will make you more noticeable and more desirable to your clients; and that one thing is establishing yourself as a brand. Sometimes, we dive into the se