Effective Tips to a Successful Freelancing Career

Most of us have a local job and careers to keep us all busy; from being a nurse, a doctor, a dentist, a store manager and a lot more that eats our time and gives us a lot of stress. Yes, this is the reality and that is how our world works. However, in this generation everything seems to work differently. Of course we still need professionals to keep us healthy yet there are some careers that are not worthy of our time, the reason most of us took those kind of jobs is because of financial issues. So what if there’s a profession that can help you out from your demanding careers and bosses? This is definitely something that everyone would love to do. As mentioned, today’s time works different, now it’s more high tech and fast, and money is also fast earned. The profession I’m talking about is the world of freelancing.


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Freelancing career means working for yourself, you are the boss, your own your time and you manage how much you earn. This is the simplest definition of freelancing, from the way it sound this is far better than sticking to your demanding jobs. So if you want to be successful on your freelancing career, here are some freelancing tips to help you in your journey.


Effective Tips to a Successful Freelancing Career

Build Self-discipline

This is the first and major factor to determine your success in freelancing. Having the discipline makes you work harder, more focus, more fast and a lot more you can think of! So everything all boils down to discipline. If you have the discipline, you produce high quality results thus satisfying your clients. This is a start of your career, one you satisfy your clients, they will keep coming back for more. That also means money on your part!

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Once you’ve gained enough clients, big projects and constant jobs online, this only means your work is piling up. There are even times when you can’t handle everything but you can’t resist and say no to all the upcoming projects! So your tendency is to scramble and think of ways to finish everything that is needed. Now, here is where outsourcing comes in. You have piling work and the best way to have everything done is to outsource another freelancer to help you out. This makes you more effective in hitting your turn around time. Once you outsource, the job is divided into 2, you do your own chosen tasks and you delegate the rest to your staff. All you have to do is set a deadline and proofread or check everything once done. If all is well then pass it to your client. This makes your work faster and easier, thus giving you faster income and less stress in hitting the deadline. Of course you have to pay your staff to keep him or her motivated.

Be Organized

Being organized allows you to have strategies. These strategies provides you great ways to market your service and have enough projects for you and for your staff, so from one staff to another, until you create your own empire! How amazing is that? This makes you more successful and has a lot bigger income.

Final Words

These are the 3 tips to help you start your freelancing career, simple yet very effective. Your career will certainly flourish and that is guaranteed. With these 3 tips, you will never go wrong in your freelancing career. You will know once you are rising for your projects will keep on coming.



  1. October 21, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Building self-discipline is the utmost thing that freelancers should consider.

    But if I may add, I’d like to include treating freelancing as a business. It is in this way that freelancers will have an entrepreneur mindset and not just a regular employee of different employers.

    • October 22, 2012 at 12:26 am

      Hmmm… That would be a brilliant addition Bjorn :) Thank you

  2. October 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I always thin that freelancing career is just a part time job and that and it does not pay that much but with the above mentioned tips to follow then there is a chance of earning enough to live a comfortable life.

    • October 22, 2012 at 12:27 am

      A lot of freelancers are earning big nowadays compared to those working on offices.

  3. October 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I hope to learn and apply these helpful tips with my journal

    • October 22, 2012 at 12:28 am

      Good luck and always go for it Jessica

  4. October 22, 2012 at 1:18 am

    passion and patience should also be a part of it. no one will succeed in life whether freelancer or full time working if they don’t possess these kind of attitude within them

    • October 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Jheylo :)

  5. October 22, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Love for work you want to enter, was another tip from my point of view.Begin to have an interest in everything you do and set your mind to it.Just focus and be eager to learned many things which you can acquire from others.

    • October 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      You are right with that Mary Anne

  6. October 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    i guess, if you know your forte, you can be successful whatever you choose. i have many friends that are a successful freelancer.

    • October 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      Right Melandria, Focus on things that you’re good at it :)

  7. October 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Self-discipline and being organized are indeed a must when doing freelancing. Those are things that i need self-check as i lack in those to

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