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How to Start Freelancing with Zero Work Experience

How to Start Freelancing Without Experience
  • Admin
  • 23/05/2017
  • freelancing

Do you want to start your freelancing career without experience? It sounds a bit complicated, but not impossible. There is a start for everything. Since you do not have projects in hand, you have to market yourself in the beginning. The first thing that you need to do is, making profile, mentioning your relevant achievements in your profile. You may think that no experience is a hurdle, but it’s not. Here are some tricks for starting your career as a freelancer without experience.

Write blog

You need to display your skills and abilities carefully. Write blogs and mention all your offerings. You can post your blogs in different freelancing communities for getting effective result. Remember that your first aim is to reach out to the potential clients with your abilities. Nowadays, new media is the most effective platform for launching services. So start writing your blog today and publish those through social media. Under the ‘about me’ section, you should mention your contact details along with your area of expertise.        

Reduce your charge from the competitors

The market of freelancing is competitive. You should keep your charges low in order to attract clients. It will help you to survive the initial stages in the industry. Since you do not have experience in this field, you have to prove yourself first. You should choose your clients carefully. So take your time to complete the projects and make sure that you have provided an error free piece of work. You can provide some free samples to the clients. This will increase the chance of getting ample number of projects in future. When you are offering free samples, you should attach a disclaimer of similarity. While communicating, be transparent with your clients, it will increase reliability from both side.    

Publish some sample projects online

Since you do not have any previous achievement, you have to upload sample projects as per your area of expertise. Experienced freelancer usually publishes their completed projects for attracting clients. But, you are new in this industry so, there is nothing to showcase. Just randomly choose projects of different types and finish those accordingly. It will help you to highlight your skills and abilities among the employers. In freelancing, the market is broad, and you are free to pick any project from anyone. So try to complete different sample works in order to attract clients with different needs and requirements.

Seek projects from different sources

If you search over the internet, you will find different freelancing websites. You can open your account and use those platforms for acquiring projects. These accounts are open for both freelancers and the employers. So, open freelancing account as much as you can, because the more you open your ways, the more you will be able to get projects. Some employers are hiring without experience. Identify these projects in the initial stage. You have to reach out to the clients with your offerings and potentials. This can increase your chance of acquiring a new project. Continue this practice for the initial two to three months, as this will enable you to build an effective portfolio with lots of achievement.

Search jobs with no experience criteria

In freelancing, there are many projects with no experience criteria. For example, you can try for proofreading, editing, data entry, calling profile and advertisement posting. In these projects, you just have to invest your time and dedication. At initial stage, try picking up these jobs for gathering experience in this field. The more you complete projects, the more you will be able to improve your portfolio. Later on, you can try for subject specific projects like website development, designing or content writing. Until and unless you don’t have goodwill, clients will not hire you. This phase of freelancing is not easy, but what you require is patience.     

Certify yourself

Employers are looking for skilled freelancers rather than experienced. So, you should showcase your skills and abilities among the employers. Some websites offer online tests. You can add those test results to your portfolio. In this manner, clients will be able to obtain a better knowledge about your skills. The best way to start your freelancing career as a fresher is to highlight your certificates among the clients. Complete tests as much as you can, but make sure that you have participated in tests, which are relevant to your job.   

Ask you clients to give feedbacks

Encourage your clients to leave a comment about their experience. In this manner, you will be able to understand whether your clients are satisfied with your job or not. If your clients leave positive comments, it will strengthen your freelance profile in an effective manner. The key to success in freelancing is goodwill. With good feedback, it is possible to retain your existing and new clients.

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