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    Arrow Do You Want To Freelance?

    Everyone has a skill that he or she is good at.
    It could be designing fantastic graphics, writing
    amazing salescopy, building up webapges in
    double quick time, and so on.

    You will also need to confirm if the company
    requires you to drop by their office and do the
    project there and then or work from the comfort
    of your own home. Of course if your client is
    in Singapore but you work from USA the Internet
    would be the best place of work.

    Now here's a tip - It's no secret that the market
    currently is very competitive and it won't be a
    walk in the park. However there are many ways
    which you can still have an edge over your
    competitors- and that is to offer your services
    cheaper.

    Sure you will take home less cash at first, but
    as you build your portfolio and companies in
    your market sit up and take notice, you will be
    able to increase the price slowly.

    Always remember that no one learns to run
    first then to walk, its the other way around.
    You may not earn tonnes of cash yet but
    patience is always the key to building up
    a steady source of income.

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    What said is true, although offering even cheaper is so bad -- You hardly get a few Dollars for things you used to get a few $100,- for these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post
    Now here's a tip - It's no secret that the market
    currently is very competitive and it won't be a
    walk in the park. However there are many ways
    which you can still have an edge over your
    competitors
    - and that is to offer your services
    cheaper.
    I have to strongly disagree with what you've said.

    If the only way for you to be competitive is to offer your services for cheap - you're not good enough. No offense to anyone, but in the internet market, I've found that "non-price" competition ranks well above priced competition.

    If you can deliver articles in 24 hours with perfect grammar, interesting style, and a smile on your face, somebody will pay you $20 for it. The best part? That somebody will refer you to somebody else who will also pay you $20 and give you regular work so you build an income stream.

    Instead of being cheap - offer a one-time discount

    Offering a discount to new customers is an alternative to being cheaper. I personally offer a 50% discount for new clients to give them a sample of my work and still get paid. So if they want a one-time deal, they get it cheap, and if they want to consider repeat work, they don't waste cash.

    Even if you're new, having the ability to offer a discount makes you look much more professional than pricing yourself at say, $0.004 per word or $10 for a logo design. Who would you want to buy a service from? The guy who writes 1,000 words for a dollar and returns it to you a week later with crappy grammar, or the $10 guy who writes 800 words of information-packed, well written, unique content optimized for search engines?

    Just sayin'

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    Well i used to freelance till last year.. till a bunch of scammers came up on sites like scriptlance saying they dont have the budget and they need a site like amazon.com clone in max $100 budget but and another bigger bunch of scammers who had over 250+ positive feedback star ratings in their profile(i think made by fake profiles) came up claiming they can make an amazon.com clone in just $10 and they were so confident that they are ready to work & submit the work to the buyer in full without any advance .. they both kicked their asses in the end! xD

    its like you are watching science-fiction things on television.. some freelancers can even make you billgates for $30.

    so you know if you want to be a billionaire by the end of the year.. all you need to spend is $30 at sites like scriptlance and find freelancers with 2500+ star ratings to do it. that will make you a billionaire.

    i will just wait and watch the movie where all the scam buyers and sellers kill each other someday so that people like me can get up and get back to work properly as a genuine and reasonably good freelancer or just do some other biz of my own if this sci-fi movie doesnt end here at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umbrella View Post
    Well i used to freelance till last year.. till a bunch of scammers came up on sites like scriptlance saying they dont have the budget and they need a site like amazon.com clone in max $100 budget but and another bigger bunch of scammers who had over 250+ positive feedback star ratings in their profile(i think made by fake profiles) came up claiming they can make an amazon.com clone in just $10 and they were so confident that they are ready to work & submit the work to the buyer in full without any advance .. they both kicked their asses in the end! xD

    its like you are watching science-fiction things on television.. some freelancers can even make you billgates for $30.

    so you know if you want to be a billionaire by the end of the year.. all you need to spend is $30 at sites like scriptlance and find freelancers with 2500+ star ratings to do it. that will make you a billionaire.

    i will just wait and watch the movie where all the scam buyers and sellers kill each other someday so that people like me can get up and get back to work properly as a genuine and reasonably good freelancer or just do some other biz of my own if this sci-fi movie doesnt end here at all.
    I think you're looking for clients in all the wrong places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyFreeman
    I think you're looking for clients in all the wrong places.
    thats the point i wanted to know.. where is the right place to find the correct freelance jobs? where you do find jobs? tell plz(if its very secret then tell via pm)! help appreciated!

    thnx

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    When I started writing to quit this really, really horrible 2nd job I had (in the wee hours of the evening), I would write for one of the number of sites that pays you out for article views or on a profit sharing scheme...yeah, not as much money as a private freelance contract, but was better than nothing and no competition from folks who live in locations in the world where they can afford to charge significnatly lower rates...
    Anyway, one good place for picking up higher paying gigs when I was actively looking was constant content which works on a bid system.
    Few more here:
    Work From Home - Finding Freelance Writing Gigs | Making Money Freelance Writing

    Best of luck.
    Cheers,
    James

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    I think freelancing is just perfect, because, like u said, everyone has some skills that he/she can use much better on internet,via freelancing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDN_web_design View Post
    I think freelancing is just perfect, because, like u said, everyone has some skills that he/she can use much better on internet,via freelancing.
    i agree, freelance is great job for smart people

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    Freelancing is an opportunity not all people can take. Its just a matter of being diligent and dedicated to the task since you are you're own boss at some point.

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