Many longtime career professionals join the rank of freelancers and consultants to stay active during a prolonged search. According to the nonprofit organization Freelancers Union, there are 42 million independent workers (30 percent) in today’s workforce. Getting a freelance business to grow is something that every freelancer struggles with from time to time.
So here are few important tips and tweaks that can help grow your freelance business:
Increase your freelance rates and fees.
First determine an hourly rate for yourself. Base this rate on your experience, and try to set a rate reasonably in tune with others in your area.
It’s time to work smart
You need to wipe out any fatuous tasks from your workday that cannot make you money or help you grow your business.
Do you wasting your time on needless Task?
Are you needlessly spending time on any (or all) of these, because you think you should?
- Coding your website
- Audio or video transcription
- Blog design
- Cover art design
You may be decent at accomplishing the items on that list, however if you are a writer none are your specialty.
Taking Advantage of What’s Out There
As a freelancer, you’ve got an endless supply of online resources available for the asking. Test the various resources available to you and decide which might be worth joining to access a higher level of services.
Build strong relationships with existing clients.
This will encourage them to either return for more business or to refer you to other people. Strive to make every project a success and your work memorable.