Working remotely has been the most recent trend in the modern world. Freelancing enables more efficient use of resources as not everyone needs to commute to an office far away from home. This provides more freedom in life as working as a freelancer could be better for work-life balance.
Here are some ways to seek a freelance position for your comfort and passion in 2019.
Figure out your interest
Before you just dive into any freelancing position, find a field that you are truly interested in. You wouldn't be able to last long as a freelancer if you are working in a field that you have not passionate about.
Search for a relevant remote work online
The first step of finding a freelance is searching for relevant work online. It is important to be aware of the fact that most freelance work are posted online and most of them are assigned online. With that idea in mind, you must look for a freelance work online that is in line with your profession as well as those that are in line with your needs. Not all remote work will post the right kind of jobs for you. With that idea, you need to search for those remote jobs that will allow you to use your skills and professionalism in delivering quality services.
Ask around your network
Although most of work are posted online, in person connections mean a lot more than just submitting a resume over the internet. Search on Linkedin and see if your long lost friend started working at a company that you are interested in. If s/he is working there, invite her/him to coffee before you apply for the position. It could make all the difference in your cover letter. Don't have a strong network? Consider coworking to network with others.
Gauge your levels of motivation
Sometimes, it might be difficult to work on an online remote basically because of lack of self-motivation. Make sure that you have that motivation from within when you are applying to a position. Motivation is the basis of working on remote work successfully an efficiently. Self-motivation is the basis of enthusiasm and when you are enthusiastic, you will certainly be able to work as a successful freelancer. The enthusiasm could shine through even over the internet.
Look at reviews from those who have worked at the company
Before finding a freelance position, it is important to select a remote company based on what other people have said. In today's transparent world, you could use various websites such as Linkedin and Glassdoor to check out the company culture and others' reviews. Even Upwork provides a review section for clients. It is through going through this reviews that your will get to decide on where you want to work. After all, the choice of freelancing is to be able to pick who you want to work for.
What's your strategy of finding freelance work? Let us know!