5 Tips To Kickstart Your Freelancer Life

Are you thinking of making some extra income on the side? The “gig economy” is a rising trend in the Philippines, with many Filipino freelancers expecting more work opportunities to come their way. People are attracted to becoming their own boss, and to have ownership and flexibility over their own time. 

If that sparks your interest, keep reading – stick to these few tips and be successful in becoming your own boss! 

1: Know your limits. Never onboard a client with requests out of your scope. The last thing that you want is to compromise the quality of your work output. If you’re only freelancing part-time, make sure you manage your schedule well to juggle your work plate.

💡 Allocate a set number of working hours per week per client and agree on this number of hours with them. 

 

2: Know your worth. If you believe in your skills, don’t be afraid to quote a price that is worth the quality of your work. 

💡 Research on the freelancing sites like Upwork and Freelancer to see what the average quoted price for work is based on your line of service.  

3: Build a good rapport with your client. The best route to obtaining more clients is to have your clients recommend you to their friends/partners. Still the most powerful form of marketing: word-of-mouth.

 

4: Keep things simple. Receive payments easier with PayPal. Easily send a payment request and receive payments in a safe and secure way.

💡 GCash has partnered with PayPal to make it convenient for you to transfer your available PayPal balance to GCash with no transfer fees and receive your funds instantaneously or within 24 hours or less. All you need to do is link your PayPal and GCash accounts together in the GCash app. You can then start transferring your PayPal funds into your GCash wallet, and finally withdraw cash from any ATM with your GCash Mastercard.

5: Keep learning. There are various learning centers online which are free and intuitive for learning. Don’t limit yourself; equip and develop more skill sets to provide a comprehensive service to your clients. 

“Don’t limit yourself.”

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