Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Why Freelancers Fail and How to avoid it

When you’re working as  freelancer, foolishness can be expensive. It’s better to take lessons from the mistakes of others in order to avoid common acts.If you have landed on this page then I believe that you are either a freelancer or want to make money online.

Failure is an interesting topic. It's hard to view failure as a positive, an inevitable speed bump on the track to success. There is certainly some reality in that: Success often chases failure. What sometimes happens is that failure just leads to failure. We might not have the resources to try each and every time. Freelancing can be like that: If a freelancer fails, they often feel like they have to take a corporate job again to pay the mortgage.

Humans are not machines and they make mistakes but repeating those mistakes again and again would take you to the end of your carrier as a freelancer. When i was a beginner in freelancing, I made many mistakes the first time around and, like any good freelancer, I learned from them "by leaps and bounds" and now I am a better, stronger efficient worker. In this post, I’ll share some of the reasons that caused me to fail as a freelancer in beginning.

Going after wrong niche ( Set Your Vision On Specific Niche)

I made a big mistake to ignore my right skills. Everyone have skills but right skills are those that you are perfect in. I didn't see my abilities and keep on running after wrong niches than i finally came to know that if someone is making enough money in specific niche than it's not the magic of niche, but it is the magic of the efforts that a freelancer is putting into the work, So stop chasing the big money makers and come out with your own right niche, means the thing you are best in!!!

Fear of failure  ( Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is)

This can be the other mistake that can lead you to the failure. It's natural to be feared before starting any new task but you must learn to overcome your fear. You must keep up your confidence and always act smart to deal with those negative thoughts burning your mind. Just keep your mind open every time and  think about the success and positive results of your efforts. Don't put yourself in the darkness of fear because you can just light it with a little confidence on yourself!!

Don't be so cheap ( Keep your rates professionally)

Never think like a amateur and put put your efforts in waste. You must realize the disadvantage of providing low rates. No one would believe you and most of the employer would think that you are not good enough for them. Think like a professional freelancer and set you rates higher. When i say higher, doesn't mean that too higher but not too low. Keep your rate according to the size of project. You can also ask different forums about the right rates for different projects or you can simply Google it. Don't you see in markets, that quality products are not cheap at all!!

Don't do it all alone ( Make Your Network Strong)

When you are just new in the game of freelancing, Don't come alone. You can't do it without the people because you need help at any point. You must hang with experience peoples, who have gained a lot experience in freelancing because hanging with them can make you more professional. It can help in facing fears and other problems, You are dealing with. Keep in mind that  People hire people. People buy from people. People are more likely to buy a piece of your time if they know who you are. Ergo, if you want lots of people to buy your time, you need to know lots of people.

Bad Management  ( Manage everything)

Without Management or with poor Management you are definitely gonna lose. You know what? "Managing is everything" yeah! With this you can get much more success. Everything is need to be Managed before done. You must make a plan before starting any project. Break everything into small parts and Manage them again correctly according to your requirements. It includes Money Management, Time Management and the big one Clients Management.

Don't stay in old age ( Create a Website)

You must take the Advantage of the New Age while joining the race of freelancers. Many people don't think about Creating a website, but it can save you many time and you can use it as your Portfolio. Make a nice looking website and sell your Service throw the website. People can easily find you through your Website and you will be earning more.

Don't loose your passion ( Be passionate about it)

In last i would end the Article with last piece of Advice, that if you want to get Success in this Field or whatever else it Applies to all. Try to be more Passionate about the Job you are doing. You can never achieve any Success without the Passion to achieve something. Everyone who is successful now was so passionate about getting it. I hope, that you have got the point!

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