During the last 5 years of freelancing I have learned things that have some invigorating success in my life. And now I confidently have faith on freelancing as an adorable profession. I really admire this profession because of its characteristics.
Freelance work comes from unscripted interactions, even with a stranger. You may get job orders from your friends you chat with, a stranger you meet in journey or friends of friends also thanks to the popular freelance marketplaces. Linkedin is also a great place for you. So get your skills developed to maintain relations with your clients no matter your friend or a CEO of a company.
Always try to remain exact in your work and words. Be honest be transparent! People hire you for your work, not for your comprehensive knowledge. Make sure your clients always get the best of you. Avoid accepting projects or jobs you suspect you cannot perform as per client’s expectation.
Always try to deliver timely and quality product to maintain a successful relation with your clients. This is the way to get frequent jobs from the same clients. If you want to make more money, make yourself available for extra time. Don’t think of more money avoiding your true responsibilities.
A productive communication is the first key to success. Maintain a regular communication and reach out for any confusion. Don’t think your client will piss off if you ask questions, try to understand properly what your client wants from you. Make sure before starting that you and your client are both in the same boat.
Forget a conventionally defined work-life balance rather enjoy working with freedom of your own schedule and place! I hope you will feel better working in your own place in your own schedule on your own PC, while someone-somewhere doing the same thing at his office!