After completing graduation and post-graduation, we begin to search for a traditional job, but it’s the required experience to get the job. How will we add experience if we don’t find a job to start? Every semester thousands of graduates enlarge the unemployed list. Even there are boundaries to get a job through the educational background. But in the freelance market, you don’t need to have a lot of experience to begin. And the most fantastic thing is to do a job that does not require an educational background so every person can find a job in any section or any department.
Let’s read How to start freelancing with no experience.
In short, a freelancer is a person who works independently with multiple employers or clients rather than working with a single employer with a fixed time. The freelancer has the full independence to choose the client, and the employer has the same option to select his/her employee. In this marketplace, the work opportunity is limitless. For business from data entry job to CEO level job opportunity is available here. Hundreds of markets are available to work. Survey jobs, transcription, customer service, ridesharing, among others, data entry, writer, translator, digital marketer, programmer, web developer are working happily.
You are not the only person with no experience. Every year many new freelancers are added like you. No one is experienced and skilled by birth, so no need to be worried much. They all come with no experience and make a bright freelance career only with their hard work and dedication. Once you get your first job, you will see a lot of job fields. To be successful in your field, keep practicing, and work hard to catch your dream.
Get start without worrying much
To start a freelance writer does not require a lot of experience or resources. Data entry is easier than writing. Not only data entry jobs or writing, but there are also hundreds of available jobs out there. So it all does not require experience and skill much only needs your hard-working intention and self-motivation capacity to keep continuing the work. One day you will find your own field to play with your work and earn your money.
Workplace and Fundamental Tools:
Many people prefer freelance to avoid traditional 9-5 work time and workplace. So your home or any place you decide will be your workplace. Most of them prefer home to work, and it’s necessary to select a quiet place to work. Though working at home has to find the best comfortable place to sit. Choosing natural light or electric one is personal comfort perception.
The main part is quality equipment. A laptop that will complete the work of the client nicely is enough for a freelancer. A high configuration laptop or computer is not necessary for all work. The main focus is to complete the clients work and deliver it in time. Slow internet, software crash, temperamental laptops can cause a loss for your client’s quality work.
Improve your existing skills:
Do not worry about your experience in the freelance market. It does not mean that you do not have any ability or skills to work in the freelance market. Think about your real-life experience that you had a small business and expertise to deal with customers.
Maybe you have a habit of writing on social media about current issues of national or international topics. You never thought it could help your writing skills, and you never thought you would be a freelancer on content writing. It’s time to explore your habit as a professional writer.
One can be good at photography, and he never thought this skill is saleable. So everybody can have some skills just need to explore it.
Now a day’s high school students or university students do lots of projects and assignments. They are very skilled in modern tools and software than the most senior employee in the traditional job market. So it’s advantageous for newcomers to do the entry-level job without any experience in the freelance market.
Create a freelance professional profile:
Creating a profile on a freelance platform is not only for creating a profile, just like many social media accounts. You are here to work or business to make some money by getting a job done for your client. For all of this, you have to get the clients of your employer. Getting clients requires a good profile that will attract them to get the job easy. Millions of freelancers out there, so you have to grab your client by your attractive professional profile.
Making a languid profile can cause an adverse impact in the long run in this freelance platform. So here are some points to focus carefully on to make a brief profile.
Use your real name in your profile. Use your first and last name. Don’t try to use fake names; it will not work here like other social media profiles.
Attach a clear professional, and attractive photo of you with a smiley face. A well-dressed, simple smile can make your photo more attractive and confident, raising chances to attract your clients. Try to avoid selfies or web-cam close shot photos because this will express the amateur attitude.
Write a headline in short but clear to understand. Write your bio and make a concise, good portfolio. Do not overflow your profile with skills and information. Do not try to add fake skills or qualities to make your profile attractive. Do not write anything to get the job, but you do not know how to do it. Try to write more relevant skills. Remember one thing the client will visit your profile not to read a novel. For every single job application, write a different cover letter with the most relevant skills of your required in the job descriptions.
You have chances to connect your social media links with your profile.
Create your Blog
A blogger can be a freelancer, but a freelancer can’t be a blogger. Your blog writing will work as a showcase of your writing skills and other qualities to the employers. All of your potential employers will see the work and skills of you. You can have some work on market research, survey, graphic design, content writing, etc. When your clients visit your blog it’s a great chance to show your clients that you can do their job with your relative skills.
A finance graduate can do a lot of survey projects, market research, product research, and investment analysis in his academic life or in his earlier traditional job. He can easily make some samples of his working fields to put in his blog to attract his potential employer to get his first job in the freelance market.
For opening a blog, you do not need an expert; you can create a blog. By this, you will meet some new people that will help the path because when they visit your blog, if they find any mistake or error, they will notice you make it correct.
Enrich your Network
A strong mindset of building a network will make it successful in the path of connecting people online or face to face. It is a wonderful way to share with them that you are in the freelance market.
It would be wise to start with the family first and friends. This is a comfort zone to share your interest and tell them to share with their friends and family. If you have job experience, you can contact your previous colleagues or clients and let them know what you are doing now. You are completely new in this market, so one recommendation can be easier to get your first job. There are so many groups of freelancers in social media, don’t hesitate to connect with them. Hundreds of websites are available for freelance jobs, and some of them are so good for newcomers.
Chances of getting the first job depends on how many jobs you’ve applied for and how good was your networking approach. The more you apply for, the more you chance to have it. So keep connecting and keep applying for jobs.
Keep yourself Online
Staying online does not mean that counting social media followers, likes, dislike, or email followers all day long. Need to have a website and all your social media accounts and blog links will be connected with it. With your blog, guest bloggers’ posts can be linked to your website. When visitors visit your website, it will add more authenticity.
Search and find some established content creators who are working in the same field. This connection will be beneficial for your image in the market. Your name will be shown in the comment section of their post and conversations. The target will be how to be connected with the entire renowned and famous person in the market to keep yourself updated and motivated.
Find a Niche for writing
Niche writing is a specific, focused area where you will write. Your writing will be in a narrowly focused area that your audience, clients or employer can see your skills on that specific topic line.
In short, selecting a niche is not so necessary to write. In large ways, it would be beneficial to write in a specific niche area. But it is helpful to have a niche to write. There are some reasons; it will help to focus, develop your skills, and build strong grabs in the following area. It will be more difficult if you do not find a niche to write as a new freelance writer.
Sometimes people feel it is hard to select a niche only because of their overthinking. Do not worry about choosing a niche area. You will feel a little comfortable, and free to write could be your niche topic as a beginner. The ultimate target is attracting your clients on your writing and shows them how your capacity to work for them is.
Find a Mentor
You have decided to make a career as a freelancer. Many terms will arouse in your mind, and you will face the questions in the early stage of freelancing. Here a mentor can help you with your problems with his successful experience in the industry. A mentor should be selected as formal or informal, who is already established in the freelance market. All the time, it is not necessary to find a paid mentor. Maybe you can resolve your problem with your friend, who is already doing well in the industry. You will find many benevolent persons who are ready to help people like you.
There are so many unspoken truths in every industry, and your mentors have already revealed those. In this stage, freelancers suffer a little bit of frustration and depression, so a mentor will motivate you to stay strong and confident. You have accountability to your mentor about his/her task. Working on your own is good, but sometimes it can make you feel so bored, so connecting to a mentor can relieve this sort of pain. His/her advice, encouragement make you feel refreshed and much confident to work hard in a hard time of a freelance journey. His/her honest opinion will make your path easier and help you overcome the problem because he is very much experienced in the industry.
Start Searching Freelance job
The freelancing journey will add more challenge without any experience, but you have to overcome it with your passion and hard-working capacity. There are hundreds of reputable websites and millions and millions of freelancers working. Start your journey right now and find the first job through your lesion of a freelance guide.
Finally, having the first job is very much frustrating, but it seems pretty easy after that. Earning money sitting down in bed is exciting and relaxing as a part-time or full-time job. Just believe in yourself that you can do the job by your hard work and real-life experience, though you don’t have any market experience.
Never give up if you even fail several times. It just required your full efforts and dedication. The experience will automatically add just go through the tips discussed above.