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#CV23How do I get a freelancer?

I graduated from the university last year October and ever since then have been looking at working as a freelancer but I could not get any, I would really appreciate if I can get a guidance on that please.

Thank you comment icon What kind of work are you looking to be a freelancer in? Ann Gianoglio Burk, MBA
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Jerel’s Answer

Hey Aishat! I'd be happy to offer some guidance on how to become a freelancer.

First things first, congratulations on graduating from university! That's a big accomplishment. Now, let's dive into the world of freelancing.

The first step to becoming a freelancer is to identify what skills or services you can offer. Are you a great writer, graphic designer, or programmer? Do you have experience in marketing, social media management, or administrative tasks? Once you've figured out what you can offer, you can start to market yourself to potential clients.

One way to find freelance work is to create a profile on freelance platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr, or Freelancer. These platforms allow you to showcase your skills and bid on projects posted by clients. You can also reach out to potential clients directly by networking through social media or attending industry events.

It's important to remember that freelancing requires self-discipline and the ability to manage your time effectively. You'll need to be able to set your own deadlines and stick to them, and you'll also need to be able to communicate effectively with clients and manage your own finances.

Don't be discouraged if you don't land a freelance job right away. It takes time to build up a client base and establish yourself in the industry. Keep honing your skills, marketing yourself, and seeking out new opportunities, and you'll be well on your way to a successful freelance career. I hope this is helpful. Best of luck to you!
Thank you comment icon I appreciate your support, Jerel O. Aishat
Thank you comment icon Jumping in to say that Upwork is a great place to start! The company my partner works for is always hiring VAs (virtual assistants) and they Upwork. Gurpreet Lally, Admin
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Kimanu’s Answer

I would still reach out to my university and see if there are any career counselors or someone in that field that could still be of assistance to you. Also have tried to use indeed updating a resume and posting in that field could lead to a good start.
Thank you comment icon I appreciate this, thank you for the advice Aishat
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O’s Answer

Try this app Entre for Enterpenurs in the google PLAY app store ran across it accidentially may be it will help you in thr right direction
Thank you comment icon Thank you for taking the time to help. Aishat
Thank you comment icon Hey O, why do you recommend this app in particular? Is it focused on freelance? Gurpreet Lally, Admin
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Mark’s Answer

Freelancing is also sometimes called being self employed.
Your degree is a good start. Find what you are good at & take it from there.
Find a market for your skills. Get out there, talk to people you know, offer your skills to them & people they might know.
Word of mouth is the best advertising & promoting that ever existed.
Do NOT do as I have seen so many do. So often many think that they are worth more than they really are. Look at what others are asking for the same skills you have to offer & go slightly below the average.
Not a lot however. That's a major red flag. that says maybe your work is subpar.
Ex: Many Handymen charge around $ 20-$35 per hour labor regardless of what it is. I think my time (labor) is worth $12-$18 per hour based on the job. Installing a ceiling fan is different than installing a surround tub & shower combo. If I think it will take me 2 hours to complete a job then I bid around $30 labor. If I get the job & it takes me 3 hours to complete the job then it's on me.
Good Luck
Thank you comment icon Thanks for your encouragement! Aishat
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