As a freelancer, you are your own boss and, especially for beginners, you are now in charge of all mundane and important tasks alike. Below are some basic tips to help you enhance your work flow and run a freelance career with less worry.
As multinational companiessupport remote work culture to maintaina lean and sustainable growth,the employment landscape has created more opportunities for freelancers. Recent statistics predict that 40 per cent of workforce in the USA will work on freelance-basis by 2020, half of the UK’s workers will be freelancers in the next five years. As 2017 has dawned upon us, let us check out freelancing trends for the upcoming year.
As a freelancer, you must have realised that getting clients is one of the toughest jobs. There are days when you spend more resources in client-hunting than working on a project. By following a few strategies and without spending exorbitant amount on advertising, you can ensure that clients find you.
The process of writing is divided into two phases. The first is writing and the second is editing where the latter is more important than the former. It is editing that makes a difference between a mediocre and an excellent writer.
Taking on work that you actually enjoy, keeping all the profits to yourself, and choosing your own work schedule. At face value, freelancing is a dream come true but this dream could quickly turn into a nightmare if you are clueless about what you are doing.
As talent is considered a true differentiator for organizations, workforce management has become the top of business agenda for many enterprises today.
Freelancing has emerged popular over the recent years,thanks mainly to technologies that have connected people all over the world in more ways than one and in a manner not previously available. But with many professionals now joining the fray, how do you make sure that you stand out from the competition?
With many organizations in the Middle East, from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to big businesses, outsourcing their work to bring down their operational cost and improve profit margins, it is a booming period for freelancers. Whether you are a full-time freelancer, a part-time worker who is working to get extra cash, or a student who is looking to gain experience, you need to be transparent to get continuous work.
In this age of digital connectivity, freelancing, or the so-called gig economy, is growing popular more than ever before. Many are now engaged in freelance works to put their skills and university education to good use and the easiest way to land some of this gig is online. The number of online freelancers is growing at an accelerated rate that industry players expect the global e-freelancing market to be valued at USD 10 billion to USD 20 billion by 2020, with a conservative estimate of the Middle East’s share at USD 100 million .
From a business perspective, social media has played a crucial role in terms of how companies are interacting with existing and potential customers. Needless to say, these social online platforms have become a powerful method for organizations to reach their respective target markets. Social media marketing is just as valuable as television advertisements minus the hefty costs.
Companies and organizations nowadays have taken on hiring freelancers' talent to address the challenges of tapping into new talent but lack the resources to hire a full-time employee. Some analysts have called this phase a 'freelance revolution,' where businesses have now expressed a growing preference on investing in freelance talent. In fact, a recent study shows that the so-called 'freelance revolution' is being pegged as the new driving force in the emerging freelance economy.