How to be a freelancer?

@myfb2009 (8304)
Malaysia
February 7, 2009 11:49am CST
Recently, l had joined a freelance site. l had applied a few jobs but until now l haven't succeed in getting a job. Can anyone give me tips for success in freelancing? Thanx in advance.
3 responses
@jersey86 (1348)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
actually its just the way how you communicate with the client and also if you could do exactly the job and understand the job.. We'll sometime even though we have skills to do the job but we are not that good at convincing the client that we can do the job.. Just a short tip: apply a job that you think you can and you meet the deadlines of client. First bid as low as others since its your first freelance job that if you'll going to hire by the client.. and if it will succeed then it will be your steping stone for the upcoming freelance job.. since you can gain feedback from a client cause job posters are also searching or the best and the most qualified applicant or bidder just to ensure that the project are to be done and delivered on time with good quality..
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 09
Thanks for your these great tips. You're correct. Yes, sometimes l saw some jobs that seems suitable and easy to do but, l applied and never succeed getting it. Convincing the client is really not an easy job. l'll try my best. Congratulation for your successful freelancing stories had you had posted here..
@jersey86 (1348)
• Philippines
16 May 09
Sorry for a very late recognition on your response.. Anyway thanks for marking my response as the best it really mean a lot to me since i knew that i help others in very simple way.. Thanks once again and happy freelancing. By the way how is your life as a freelancer?
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
18 May 09
Noe really sucess yet..I just managed to get one small copy and paste project. It don't earn me much, below $50..I still want to try winning those bigger project. Had you ever win any big project?
• United States
7 Feb 09
I've never had any luck on those sites where you have to become a member, and then bid on jobs. I have had luck using job sites like freelancewritinggigs.com, journalismjobs.com, sunoasis.com, freelancewriting.com, problogger.com, and so on. The key is to write a good query, and submit samples. Also, try demandstudios.com because there's never any shortage of work to choose from over there. Good luck!
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Feb 09
Thanx for giving me some job sites. Bt, do they accept Asian to work for them? How's their payment method? Do they pay per article and they pay through what paymnet processor? Thanx in advance.
@xcapex (48)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Yes. Thank you for these, much appreciated!
@zedlav23 (458)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
One good thing to remember in freelancing especially if you are still starting out is building a good reputation. It is basically selling yourself. And if you sell something, you provide the benefits why they should choose your service. Second, once you get a job, make sure that you are able to meet the time requirements and make sure that what you give is always "quality" results. And the rest would be history. Join http://pinoyfusion.com/freelanceforum and let's share experiences and ideas.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 09
Thanks for your invitation. lm glad to accept it and really interested to learn more on how to be a successful freelancer. Yes, as l always heard, a successful freelancer needs to have a good reputation to be success.