What is Freelancing?
The word Freelance is a combination of the words Free and Lance. The word has been growing in popularity since the early 1900's.
A freelancer is a person who works independently without any type of contract with a specific organisation . There may not be a specific remuneration for his work, and the subject may not be specified in full time or part time.
The benefits of freelancing
A freelancer chooses the job of his choice, in which case no one can force him to do any work.
It is often up to you to decide how much you will pay.
You can start freelancing at any time. It does not require much preparation. Only if you are proficient in a particular subject can you start working on it.
A freelancer is able to decide for himself which person or organization he will work with. In this case, he has full freedom of will.
If you are a freelancer you will set your own work schedule. There is freedom in scheduling work here.
In a word, a freelancer draws his own schedule and manages it himself.
The difficulty of freelancing
There is a lot of competition to survive. Nowadays, if one wants to start freelancing, he has to face a lot of competition. Because, the number of freelancers is constantly increasing.
Since a freelancer chooses the job of his choice, he may not always have a job.
You have to work with different clients at different times. So keeping everyone equally satisfied is a little harder later, much more challenging.
It may take you a long time to get the first job and your work rate may be relatively low.
Creating a good client base is a time consuming task, in which case you need to be patient.
3 marketplaces suitable for starting a freelance career
Now I will introduce you to three popular marketplaces from which you can start your freelance career.
Fiber is a micro-freelance marketplace and is currently the most popular among newcomers or Bangladeshis.
If you are proficient in a particular job, then you can provide your services in Fiber.
There are a total of eight categories in Fiber and there are many sub-categories in each category.
There are eight main categories of fiber-
1. Graphics and design
2. Digital marketing
3. Writing and translation
4. Videos and animations
5. Music and audio
. Programming and tech
. Fun and lip style
There are also many sub-categories in each category. From this you need to start working by determining your category.
The advantage of fiber
It is very easy to create an account here, any new person can easily create an account here.
Fiber is like a stall or shop where you can arrange some of your designated products or services, which are called gigs.
A gig means a job such as: keyword research.
Suppose you can do keyword research. Then you can sell your service here, which can be priced (minimum - 5 - maximum 995)
You can sell this one service again in three packages (Basic, Standard and Premium).
Here you can also work through buyer or client request.
You can easily withdraw money through PayPal or Pioneer card. You can easily get a free Pioneer pre-paid master card from anywhere.
Withdrawal Processing Fee - 1 dollar up to the first 20 dollar and 5% of the total upwards of 20 dollar.
2.People Per Hour - PPH:
This marketplace is also very popular with newcomers and here you can get a fair reward for your work.
Like Fiber, here are some categories from which you can choose your choice.
There are eight main categories of People Per Hour-
2. Writing and translation
3. Video, photos and audio
4. Business support
5. Social media
. Sales and Marketing
. Software development and mobile
. Web development
Here too you can create a service according to your work skills, which is called Hourlie.
The more interestingly you create this service or hourly, the more your sales will grow.
Features a good Hourlie
The title is very important for your hourly. Your title should be clear, easy to understand and beautiful.
In the description of your Hourlie, you tell the buyer why he needs the service and how he will benefit from it.
The more detailed your service, the more sales it will have.
You can use bullet points, text modifiers such as bold in your writing. This makes your service look more beautiful.
Use beautiful and unique pictures for your Hourlie. Because, a beautiful picture makes your service more lively to the client.
You can increase your sales by using extra add-ons in Hourlie.
You will be given 15 proposal credits as new.
Upwork you can work in a total of 12 categories, these are-
1. Web, mobile and software development
2. Design and Creative
3. Admin support
4. IT and networking
. Customer service
. Data Science and Analytics
. Sales and Marketing
10. Engineering and Architecture
11. Accounting and consulting
Some rules for working on upwork
The first requirement for working here is a 100% approved profile. Where beautifully your name, your skills, description, job rate and a picture of you will be given.
In Upwork you have to bid for different jobs with this profile.
Here you will find two types of work, 1. Hourly and II. Fixed prize.
As a new freelancer, you will get 60 Connects, with which you will bid for the job. A job will cost a minimum of 1 - a maximum of 5 connections.