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Posted on Jan 11, 2016 in Business Tips

How to make a steady income from freelance jobs

Nowadays, the trend of being your own boss is very popular, as many people prefer the idea of working on personal projects, rather than for a company that does not pay them enough for their work. However, if you are interested in quitting your day job altogether and basing your entire income on freelance jobs, there are a few things you should consider, just so that you avoid future financial problems.


Build your reputation

Most freelance websites allow employers to leave feedback to the freelancers they have hired, so do your best to offer your best services in order to increase your clientele. Don’t expect to have a lot of clients from the beginning, as there are probably other users that have more feedback than you have, but this does not mean that you should give up your dream of becoming a successful freelancer, just that you have to have a little patience and don’t quit your job until your account has started to have a constant number of requests. When you offer high quality services, clients will return whenever they have a new project, not to mention that they will recommend you to others and you will soon become successful.


Don’t put your eggs in the same basket

To increase your odds of gaining more projects, you should always open accounts on several websites. However, focus on maximum 2 or 3 websites, otherwise you risk overlooking details and not succeeding with anyone of them in particular. Once you start gaining a few projects, you will decide which websites work better for you and which ones you should abandon. Always take advantage of any offer you can find and never refuse and projects that are offered to you, especially in the beginning when you want to put yourself out there as much as possible.


Always be on the lookout for new jobs

Even if you are currently satisfied with the projects you are working on, many freelancers make the mistake of burying themselves in one project, only to realize when it is about to end that they have no idea what their next job will be. This is why if you want to maintain a steady income, you should always be on the lookout for new jobs, even though you may not be able to do everything right away. Many employers are willing to wait a little before they can receive their project, so put your organizational skills to good use and always make sure your agenda is full. Make a habit out of spending 30 minutes every day looking for new projects. In the long run this will prove to be a very successful marketing techniques and it will help you land enjoy projects to stay busy all the time.


These are the three main rules that you should keep in mind when trying to make a steady income out of freelancing. Even though this idea appeals to many people, it does take a lot of work and dedicating to become successful in this line of work.