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13 Mindsets of Successful Online Freelancers

Last Update: Feb 19, 2024 @ 1:27 pm
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Online freelancing a method of hiring yourself for your own business. Admit it or not but virtual labor that produces authentic and even tangible outputs is often underrated. Being employed by a renowned business entity is never a sweat of your own. All you have to do is offer and deliver existing goods and ministrations duly sworn by your employer to provide to the world. Having to own and run a business, on the other hand, is you being torn into many pieces so each piece will function accordingly to a specific need of the venture.

But being an online freelancer? That’s no different from being a street musician whose capital are his own talents and instruments except that he produces music and a freelancer manufactures by-the-screen products. He uses melodious instruments while the other relies on electronic devices that transmit needed information.

Not to mention several considerations and conditions to prove your worth and attain profitability out of something you truly love (e.g.: deadlines, topics, client’s preference, etc.). Dealing with clients from all around the world is also a crucial customer service task. Sensitivity to their interests and native values is an essential trait you have to possess to gain their trust. Otherwise, the plight of losing them will be beyond repair.

Truly, online freelancing is a magic one has to continuously practice and enhance in order to make it work. The following are mindsets one must consider in order to be successful in the freelancing industry:

1.) Adding Value

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Every business, or should I say, every specie’s purpose of existence is adding value in this world. We all want this world to feel our importance by the things we can give and do that will bring lasting benefits for everybody. Constantly ask yourself what could still this world be possibly missing? Search for slivers of lacking and deprivation then fill in the crevices. Always aim for your personal contributions no matter how big and small they are.

2.) Be A Salesperson

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You have to accept the fact that no matter how talented and skilled you are in almost everything, lacking marketing abilities won’t send your business anywhere farther. You are not only required to sell yourself as your own means of producing reliable outputs, but come to think that your clients ask for your assistance for their own products and services to be saleable. Everything is about selling until the item or service reached the end-user and the cycle is over.Never miss the detail why you are doing what you are doing. Salespeople always explicate why you have to buy their products. Knowing your purpose and the purpose of the output you have to assemble are the souls of your work. Without it, nothing satisfying will come out.

3.) Ask, Listen, Act

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The thing is, you have to know so many things about anything under the sun but you can’t keep one truth in behind the shadows: you just cannot have and do it all. Clients do obviously need help but they will appreciate if you inquire suggestions and additional information from them. Asking for their own inputs, if there’s any, won’t hurt your output.Listen to instructions carefully. Attentiveness to clients’ needs and requirements show that you adjust to fit their parameters. Clients come back for more once they feel valued and listened to. Then act based what you have learned from their opinions. Inject combined ideas. You will see how harmony makes up an entire history-maker output.(Adding Value, Be A Salesperson, and Ask, Listen, Act are inspired by Greg Boudonck)

4.) Never Doubt Your Strengths

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You are the powerful combination of your weaknesses and strengths. To this time, you have already recognized your strengths and are now using them to fuel your aspirations. The last thing you would want to do is invalidating them. Empower and discover more useful positive qualities you have in store. A successful freelance business is founded in trust amidst its intangibility.Freelancing is manual channeling of creativity across specialties, states, continents and cultures made possible by prevailing useful technology. And just because there are numerous talented people out there, that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to decipher your own distinction. Acknowledge your uniqueness and you will notice that no one else can do the exact same thing and style that you do.

5.) Never Be Too Shy to Charge

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The reason why online freelancing is underrated is because you think of it as such. That’s right. You yourself who render time to deliver the service you have promised think it that way as a starter. You’re afraid to raise your price because you have this mentality that you’re doing a bare minimum in the society. Quit that self-pity and start accounting your expenses, bills, and other payables. You will then realize how vital accurate pricing is.As mentioned earlier, life is more about selling. You’re selling your talents online because you buy things that are being sold by somebody for your own needs.(Never Doubt Your Strengths and Never Be Too Shy to Charge are influenced by Choncé Maddox)

6.) You Are Your Own Employee

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But that doesn’t mean that you will behave like an employee. Confusing, yes, but it’s mainly because you are not bounded by a central company system. You are not going to do the same thing over and over again. You are not prohibited to divert from the process, instead, you must broaden your scope. Stretch further. Research and innovate. There is no room for phasing out or sticking to an old tradition. Always advance.

7.) Give Yourself A Break

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An effective freelancer knows no boundaries but knows when to rest. Pressure drives a stressful motivation to get things done. But do not wait for your passion to burn out just because you have exhausted it to its full potential. Take delight on things that will boost your passion such as reading, spending quality time with people who are source of motivation for you, and going to places that will enable you to think clear of things.(You Are Your Own Employee and Give Yourself a Break are suggested by Brittany Berger’s “6 Ways to Fix Your Mindset as a Freelancer”)

8.) Be A Problem-solver

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You are a freelancer next to being a problem-solver. Most businesses operate and limp through thorough troubleshooting. In this case, weaknesses must be managed and errors must be prevented. Freelancing is providing solutions to crucial tasks in the first place. Sustainability among solutions is also one characteristic a client is looking for in a freelancer.(Be A Problem-solver is formulated from “Be a Freelance Blogger” by Corey Pemberton)

9.) Fear Is the Biggest Phony

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Fear in our minds is much worse than what the reality is. Business is gambling. Online freelancing is gambling and you don’t know if someone will even want to gamble with you to get started with it. We are all naturally afraid of the unknown but no one will triumph just by staying afraid. Opportunities are always waiting out of comfort zone.You garner what you supply. You have to nurture your mind – your primary capital for the success of your freelance business. As what Dean Rieck, an expert on copywriting, stated: “Perception is reality.” Therefore, whatever you harbor in your mind is what will happen in the outcome. Your thoughts will always be evident in your actions and everything you lay your hands on.

10.) Seek Client Feedback

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Never let a client slip through your hands without knowing his or her experience from your service. Let all criticisms and praises come follow after the orders are completed. This will open rooms for improvement. Oftentimes we do not see our faults and flaws so asking opinions from second to third person points of view will push breakthroughs in the future.

11.) Consistency Is the Key

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Nothing beats an earnest keeper of commitment. A freelancer who is consistent in his quality of work, in his fruitful substance, and in his ability to comply with the set deadlines and guidelines is most likely to achieve a reliable reputation in the field of freelancing. Clients refer to their co-clients’ views of a prospect freelancer’s performance. Make sure you are the one they will constantly talk about.

12.) Work Like A Pro

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Mediocrity is the number 1 spoiler of fun in any aspect of income-generating profession. Always harness your art to the level of irresistibility and profound functionality. Being professional is not being classy and going nuts for formalities. Being a professional freelancer is evident by his or her dependability with whatever task is served on the table.(Fear Is the Biggest Phony, Seek Client Feedback, Consistency Is the Key, and Work like a Pro are illustrated by James Clear)To be honest, there is no fixed pattern to decode freelancing into perfection for everyone who would want to pursue it. Each freelancer breaks his or her own way out to the field. Be it accounting, virtual assisting, advertising, social media handling, blogging, and many more functions the freelancing industry is offering, the only way to synthesize success out of this venture is by carrying out the right mindsets and motivations.

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