Freelancing has never been more popular than it is in 2017. Everyone wants a job with more flexibility and higher creativity projects. If you are looking to branch out into freelancing, the first thing you need to do is find a highly-specific niche. If you do what a lot of other can do, you can always be put out of business. Calculate your hourly rate and make sure your prices are fair. Also, count on your customers to grow your business and keep your eyes open for additional opportunities to branch out.
- Lured by the promise of greater flexibility and more interesting projects, more and more people are leaving their traditional office jobs behind for freelancing careers.
- If you’re a freelancer, you know how difficult it can be to grow your client base and increase the amount of revenue you earn.
- One of the biggest reasons freelancers struggle with their new business efforts is because they haven’t clearly defined a specialized niche.
“Concerns about coming off as too pushy or sales-y can cause you to miss out on potentially lucrative opportunities to provide additional value, extend existing contracts, and deepen client relationships.”