This series of articles is aimed at anyone who wishes to start freelancing under our skies. You will find useful advice ranging from freelancing platforms to payment methods, from ways to find freelance clients to ways to get freelance jobs with no experience
The freelance contract is a work agreement like any other. Its goal is to set the parameters of the work relationship between freelancers and their clients. This freelance service agreement is the basis of a healthy relationship between both parties. To freelancers, as well as employers, it provides robust and useful guarantees.
During the last few years (and specially in the last few months), I’ve had the chance of helping people create their freelance profiles. Those who have been interested in freelancing for a while may remember a time when UpWork suspended some accounts systematically? Being able to get accounts approved despite these restrictions gifted me with an understanding of the keys to make a freelance profile shine. Setting up a freelance profile is an unavoidable first step before getting your first contracts.
When starting out, freelance cover letters can be a source of anxiety. For those who are already comfortable with traditional cover letters and resumes, it’s a bit easier though. That being said, the freelance cover letter is a bit different from standard cover letters. After all, you’re not applying for a full-time job. You’re most likely vying for a place on a specific project.
To start freelancing, having the right mindset is not nearly enough. To get your freelance career started, you need to follow a few specific steps. This freelancing guide will outline the main steps you need to know and their importance. The kind of insight I wish I had when I was starting out as a freelancer. The kind of steps every independent worker goes through sooner or later.
If you’re here, chances are that you’re looking for a clear-cut answer to a complex question: “how to get started as a freelancer?”. Let’s make things clear: there is no simple answer to this question. Even more so given the current transformation of the working environment and the growing popularity of freelancing. Twenty years ago, it was easier (in some respect) to get started as a freelancer and build a career. Nowadays, having skills and expertise are not nearly enough. You need to know how to proceed and what mistakes not to make.