So, what should you avoid to become a successful freelancer? Here is my list with the help of expert people.
- Hoping to get clients. Most freelancers have no system to get clients. It’s like opening a lemonade stall in your kitchen and waiting for customers. If you aren’t regularly getting in newsfeeds, sending emails, then how will people know you exist?.
- Too many or too few clients. If you have too many clients then you get paid less. Simply because quality needs time. If you have too few clients, you won’t make enough money. One solution is to have fewer clients but charge more.
- Not saying ‘NO’ to bad customers. Not every paying customer is profitable. If a customer annoys you over a $2 lemonade, there is no point to sell him. Because he is losing you more money with bad reviews and increased stress.
- Not hiring people. You have limited work hours each day. There is a limit to clients you can take. When you are giving up clients because of time, you need to hire. You must build a team and teach them your ways.
- Not investing in your skills. When you decide not to invest money in books or coaches, you decide to lose. You can’t win a race with an outdated car. You need new parts. Similarly, you can’t compete with your outdated knowledge.