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I'm a newbie freelancer and would like to ask if you have a tip for a newbie like me. I'm still learning the basics
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  • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
    Keep reading. After that.. read it again.

    By the way, what are you free-lancing in? Knowing a bit about your niche would get you more expert opinion.

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    To get started on the big freelance sites, be willing to work at a big discount initially, to build up lots of good reviews and ratings, then you can increase your price up to the usual for your work.

    Be active on the freelance sites . . . scan the "wanted" section and reply quickly to anything you can do well.

    Think of ways to promote your freelance work elsewhere, such as on social-media groups etc.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Originally Posted by Norie Jumaquio View Post

    I'm a newbie freelancer and would like to ask if you have a tip for a newbie like me. I'm still learning the basics
    WHO are you best able to help?

    WHY are you best able to help them, specifically?

    WHAT do you do for them?

    Most people start at the third question, and that is wrong.

    If you want to build a real business, I recommend this free Steve Blank mini course.

    But most people won't do the work.

    There are no magic bullets. Freelance sites actually damage your positioning (if you had any to begin with) by dumping you into the deep end of a pool thick with competitors. The buyer has no idea why they'd pick you over anyone else, so the conversation devolves to the lowest price.

    "People don't buy what you do: they buy Why you do it" ~Simon Sinek



    (Again, most people are too lazy to watch a 20 minute video... "Just give me the secrets!" they whine.)

    But maybe you're different.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    But maybe you're different.
    Well, they posted this and haven't been back since, so...
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  • Profile picture of the author codingku
    what is your skill?
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    There's Freelancer.com to help you get going

    Originally Posted by Norie Jumaquio View Post

    I'm a newbie freelancer and would like to ask if you have a tip for a newbie like me. I'm still learning the basics
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