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Starting your career as a freelancer? Those are the skills you need at first point

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7 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Skills Freelancers Need_Part_1

    • 3. Skills Freelancers Need_Part_2

    • 4. Skills Freelancers Need_Part_3

    • 5. How To Improve These Skills

    • 6. Most In-demand Core Skills

    • 7. Conclusion

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How do you know if you’re going to make it as a freelancer? To be honest with you, there were times early on where I thought maybe it's not for me. Over that time, I’ve seen lots of freelancers thrive … and I’ve seen others give up and return to the world of employment. And, of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. First thing is first, Freelancing certainly isn’t for everyone. One of the biggest misconceptions about freelancing is that you sit at home and work comes to you. When the reality is you have to fight for it, and fight hard. The aim of the course is to give you an idea of the skills you need to work as a freelancer. The question you might have in mind is Why I designed the course? I designed the course for those students who are planning to start their freelancing career but don't know what skills are needed to start with. By following this course you will get a good understanding of the skills needed to work as a freelancer. Anyone can take this course to know more about the skills needed to run their freelance business. If you follow this course and apply the methods that i am going to cover in this course. , You will have a better idea of what skills are needed to get into freelancing field and i hope that by applying the knowledge from this course you will get a outstanding knowledge on the skillset required to work as a freelancer. It is my sincere hope that you will get a lot out from this course, Please take action as you proceed with the course. So Again, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. Taking action is the key to success, Let’s dive into the course and i look forward to seeing you inside….. To your success!!! Sayed.

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Sayed Mohammad Sakib Hossain

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Mostly known as Sayed in this digital world. Learning and making people learn is always my passion. Throughout these years of my career i have learned a lot and a lot are yet to be learned. I am always open for new opportunities, I have a passion for Technology, teaching, planning, playing with English and am an avid researcher. I am the CEO & Founder of CloudMinds IT.


• Start-ups,

• Entrepreneurship,

• Business Development,

• Operating business,

• Strong communication skills,

• Time management,

• Talent Acquisition,

• Employee Relations,

• Quality Assurance,

• Client relationship management and International Affairs,

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1. Introduction: Hello there. This is site welcome to our new course, starting your carrier as a freelancer. Those are the skills you need at first point. Here comes the introduction part off this course. How do you know if you are going to make it as a freelancer or not? To be honest with you, there were times are only on where I thought Maybe it's not for me. Over the time I have seen Lords off freelancers, tribe and I have seen others keep up and return to the world off employment and off course . There is nothing wrong with that. Fasting is first. Freelancing certainly is not. For everyone doing business, Studio has become a lot more challenging than it waas. In the 20th century, the competition has rising to the new levels, causing a lot off uncertainty among business owners. In order to fight this situation and keep business risk minimal, companies have shifted their focus towards fixed costs. One way off doing these is hiring freelancers in place off full time employees. This practice saves a lot off time and caused. It provides freelancers with opportunities. So if you are looking for a source off income freelancing can be the best option one off. The biggest misconceptions about freelancing is that you see that home and work comes to you. When the reality is you have to fight for it and fight hard. Running a freelancing business will take a variety off skills. If you are going to succeed as a freelancer, you will need more than one skill set. You don't have to become an exported them all, but you need to be able to understand the basics enough to keep your business running. The aim off the course is to keep you an idea off the skills you need to work as a freelancer. I would suggest please follow each and every topics that I am going to discuss in this course. I am sure by following the topics you will get a good idea off the skills required to work as a freelancer in no time. So some cool and interesting topics you will be learning As we proceed with this course, you should apply your learnings to get the most out off eat as you go along. Believe me, taking action is the key to success. So I strongly encourage you to take action as you proceed with discourse. The question you might have in mind is why I designed the course. I designed the course for those students who are planning to a start there freelancing carrier, but don't know what skills are needed to start with. By following this course, you will get a good understanding off the skills needed to work as a freelancer. Anyone can take this course to know more about the skills needed to run their freelance business. If you follow the scores and apply the matters that I am going toe cover in this course, you will have a better idea off what skills are needed to get into freelancing field. And I hope that applying the knowledge from this course, you will get their outstanding knowledge on the skill set required to work as a freelancer . Well, why me? As an instructor, why I plan to take you to this journey? Well, I have been in this freelance business for around five years and gained Hughes experiences and created a lot off online benchers that I can proud off. I was thinking that people wanted to start their freelancing carrier but don't know what skills are needed to work as a freelancer. Don't worry at all. I will show you all the skills that are needed to work as a freelancer in these scores, as I am freelancing successfully by using my skills, I hope that you can, too. Questions might Auker As you go along, just know that I am your bag. Just ask me questions. If you have any, I will be there to answer all of your questions. Please. Just Jack in the question threat. If the question is uncertain before, if not, why not? Go ahead and ask your question. It is my sincere hope that you will get a lot out from this course. Please take action as you proceed with this course. So again, do not broke Astin. Eight. Taking action is the key to success. Let's type into the course, and I look forward to seeing you inside 2. Skills Freelancers Need_Part_1: Hello there. Welcome to our new lecture skills. Freelancers need what skills do freelancers really need? If you are on family er with the freelancing, you may be surprised at all off the skills that freelancers actually use to run their businesses. Here is a least off skills that freelancers need. Let me discuss it one by one. Accounting skills. When you freelance, you are essentially running a small business. That means that you must perform a basic bookkeeping tusks. You are also responsible for paying taxes, which are generally more complex for freelancers than for individuals. Estimation Skills How long will a project take? Successful freelancers need to be able to answer these questions so that they can. She deal their time effectively, and it's still aren't a profit. Communication skills communication skills are a good trade to have for any business person . They're very most essential for them who wants to maximize their effectiveness In this field, you can have amazing talent, but if you are not effective at communicating its clients, it can be frustrating for everyone involved, and consequently the result will suffer. Freelancing is all about clear communication. As a freelancer, you must express your ideas and requirements to prospective clients, current clients or other freelancers. Communication is not limited to your existing client base. Some clients may require one time services, and some other pliant may require full times are basis. You will also have to keep your clients up to date and build report with them in the hope that them a give you another project are refer you to others who may require your services . Interpersonal skills. The stereotype is that freelancers work alone and dont need interpersonal skills, but that's a meat freelancers, indirect wheat prospects, clients and other freelancers. Marketable skills This is probably the skill you ting off when you think off freelancing, we said that someone is a freelance designer, writer, programmer and so on. The truth is that we are all so much more than a single skill. Management is skilled. Freelancers often need to manage others. There may outsource task to get a project done or hire subcontractors them an even higher Aybar, actual assistant for help. With their routine tasks, many businesses do. They work with a remote team off freelancers to complete projects. You will need to communicate and collaborate with others on a variety off platforms. If you want to succeed in this environment, teamwork skills are essential 3. Skills Freelancers Need_Part_2: negotiation skills negotiation are a key part off freelancing. Freelancers must be able to work with their clients to establish an acceptable work agreement on farms. It will take some time to learn how to negotiate confidently, especially if you are not used to eat. But it is possible not working skills as successful. Freelancer is a good networker. Freelancers must be able to natural both online and offline, to the blob relationships with potential clients. Problem solving skills. Good freelancers are problem solvers. It's common for unexpected problems. Toe Walker during the course off a project, and the freelancers must solve those problems. Project management skills. Each freelancing job is its own project. The freelancer is responsible for making sure that it gets down on time and according toe, the work agreement running a successful client project will involve some management skills . If you are a freelancer, all off this will fall on you. If you are working for a larger agency, you may have it is ignited, project manager. But the blogging those skills for yourself will not only help the quality off your work, but also may open up some doors in the future. There are a number of different project management APS that can help you keep a breeding, organized and managed effectively. Base Camp Freed Camp Ambition, Action Collab Proof up are some off the Project Management APS Public relations is skill. As a freelancer, you must promote your own freelancing business. You are responsible for the blogging and marketing you're freelancing. Brand public relations and reputation management are essential skills for any successful marketer. You are in charge of shedding a positive light on your own feelings business, so you need to know the ins and outs off reputation management to succeed. This includes and courageous thing positive reviews promoting a positive image, etcetera. Research skills. Freelancers are their own research and development department. You must keep current with new trends and technologies to discover what works best for your business. Freelancers also need to do research on future clients. Sales skills as freelancers. Most off us don't consider ourselves to be salespeople, but good sales skills are often what it takes to close. A freelancing deal has a freelancer. You are in charge of selling your own services. If you don't know how toe back age beach and negotiate with potential clients, it can be difficult to succeed. Learn how to present your business in an attractive way and sell it 4. Skills Freelancers Need_Part_3: as scheduling skills. As a freelancer, you are responsible for determining whether or not you can meet promise deadlines. You are also responsible for making sure that you aren't over committed. A stress management with everything we freelancers have to deal with. A stress can be a really problem, but stress can slow us down and make us sake As successful Freelancer develops effective ways to deal with the stress, Know yourself and know what stresses you and the distresses you time management skills. You no longer have the 9 to 5 a structure off a typical employees work day in Steed. You will have to schedule each freelance assignment as you get it and learned to manage your time independently. You will need to set your time dedicated for your work. No Facebook, no YouTube, no. What's up during the time. Unless it's related toe work. Freelancers can't afford the worst time. There is no boss looking over your shoulders to make sure the work gets done. A good freelancer is a good time manager. If you are, eh? Freelancer Time management will be a critical factor to your socks is it will be up to you to a stay on task and work efficiently. Analytical skills, analytical skills help you interpret Web behavior data such as website engagement parties. His story etcetera know how to draw actionable insights from analytic starter to become more attractive to your potential employers. Mobile optimization Mobile optimization is a valuable skill for freelancers and essential for business success Content. Web designs rejects Are anything else you create need to look right and function well on mobile devices? User experience? Did you know that 88% off online customers are less likely to return to a site after a bad experience? Businesses are becoming very concerned with improving user experience on their sides. As a freelancer, there is a lot off ways your work, an impact site usability have a clear understanding off what works and what does not to keep your clients happy. Self confidence Just believe you have got what it takes and you are most off the way there . Genuine self confidence is the most powerful tool in a freelancers locker. It's the number one building block off happiness and succes growth, Mind said. You must get on board with handling difficult situations and learn new skills and be a better person. Keeping the focus on self improvement is the only way you will be able to persevere and tribe long term self motivation. There is no more boss to keep you on track because you are your own boss. So it's all up to you now. To motivate yourself to work as a freelancer, you will need to know how to motivate and focused yourself. You need to stay organized. Just because you get to be your own boss doesn't mean that you leave management off your transaction records to your PayPal account. You need to keep track off how much money you make throughout the year, as well as our Ning's clients, project details and higher dates. This way you will have an A cure it and up to date account off how much money you are earning each quarter. People want to hire you with a track record for turning things on time. So set up your calendar and reminders to astound track off all due dates. As you have probably noticed. Many large companies have people, and sometimes whole departments dedicated toe these tasks. But the feelings air does eat all yes, freelancers. Does it all 5. How To Improve These Skills: Hello there. Welcome to our new lecture. How to improve these skills Jews and area off a specialization. Really been to your academic professional or rather related experience? Take continuing education courses to improve your skills. Take courses in your area of specialization. Their courses can be online or in person, short or long. Collaborate with other freelancers and share knowledge with each other. Keep up to date on the latest deployment and technology. Learn from forums, Blog's YouTube, etcetera. The one thing I can say practice makes a man perfect, so there is no short way for success. Practice, practice, practice. Perfection comes with practicing. Organize your time and work space is Stick to a routine and explain your work hours to your family and friends. Get a degree in your area off a specialization. 6. Most In-demand Core Skills: Hello there. Welcome to our new lecture. In this lecture, we will be discussing the most in demand core skills. Content writing for every word written online are offline. There is someone sitting in front off his computer and bleeding his heart out with hundreds off thousands off website, numerous newspapers, dogs and magazines out there. Imagine the kind off opportunities you have as a content writer. Just polish your writing skills, improve your grammar and learn how to write content that sells graphic designing skill just like content writing. Graphic designing is another. Freelance is Skill in Demand Many digital marketing companies, blog's newspapers and magazines are under constant lookout for talented graphic designers who can design beautiful graphics in minimum time. All you need is to learn for, to show off and really been software to crash in the opportunities every level in this field blogging. Either you can start a block or associate with someone else as a blogger and make money. There are different nations like technology, Internet marketing, Feitian, travel, entertainment and personal finance that you can learn about to explore as part your interests as faras. Our names are concerned that the sky is the limit you can make more than 100 cap are here. Andi. I know many bloggers who are making this much money. Social media marketing over the past decade, sites like Twitter, Lyndon Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and ready to have emerged as major social media platforms. Businesses want to interact with potential customers at this social media sites, and for these, they need exports. That's where a social media marketer can leverage his skills, help brands, increase user engagement and make some money in return. You don't need any technical expertise for this role as long as you are able to interact with the audience. Web de Blob Man We'd so many Web sites up and running. Businesses need someone to handle the back and process and ensure the website doesn't go down our load slowly. That's where Web blubber comes into. The picture Web development is a freelance is skilled that you can muster and make a significant amount off money by working fewer hours daily. Boys over artist got a boys that can catch people's attention from radio advertisement to incorporate videos. There is a huge demand for boys over artists, not to mention the bear is very hand some. So if you think you have good communication skills and a beautiful boys, try the boys over. Artist field Search engine optimization. In order to survive and make money online websites need traffic and Sarge Indians like Yahoo being Google along with social media sites are mad your sources off that traffic the higher freelance as you experts from time to time to rank on the first face off. Search Indians leg off, money owned haunt you ever if you can master this skill and get good exposer Translation. If you can read, write and speak more than one language translation field has immense opportunities in store for you. A good understanding off regional languages and foreign languages can help you make decent money by taking freelance translation assignment. Executed. Such a specialist You can help companies find suitable candidates for a specific rules on make money out off eat. Since you do all the work and keep the corporate human resource is at peace there, don't mind paying you handsome in san tips In return. This field is full of opportunities, so the sky is the limit as faras earnings are concerned. AB development just like website development. Abd implement is also a skill that can make you taunts off money every month. Some of the skills required to be an Abda blubber are mobile. You I designing back and computing and programming. We they're gonna stand rice in the number of people browsing the Internet from their smartphones. The future off AB developers looks pretty bright. A start small. This probably sounds overwhelming. There are dozens off skills you could learn, and you need at least a basic understanding off many off them. But you can learn many off them as you go. With the exception off your core skill, everything else can be learned just in time, basically right before you needed. You do need to a start, and I recommend a starting small, continuous group. And learning is a big part off freelancing. Freelancing is becoming increasingly popular nowadays. Therefore, learn some off these skills and create additional sources off income along with a regular job 7. Conclusion: Congratulations. We are at the conclusion part off this course. Being a freelancer doesn't mean that you will have free time any time, any day to do whatever you want to do. It requires a fair amount of discipline and passions to start up and dedication and motivation to keep running with some afford. You can freelance too. Believe me, you can freelance too pretty or afford.