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  1. 5commonmistakesfreelancersshouldavoid Humanbeingsareboundtomakemistakes,butweashumanscancertainly avoidcertainmistakesbyknowinghowtodealwithitbeforehand.Manyatimes,asimplefollymightcostyouagoodclient.Youdon’tevenknowwhatyoudidandwhyithappened.Well,makingmistakesandlearningfromthemisahardwayout.Instead,tofindfreelancejobsonlineyouneedtolearnwhattoavoidandthethingsyoushouldneverdo. Herewediscuss5commonmistakesthatfreelancersdoandthebestwaytoavoidmakingsuchslip-ups. 1.Pitchingtheclientapricetoohighortoolow: Justtograbholdofaprojectpitchingapricethatistoolowiscertainlyabigmistake.Whyshouldyouloweryourworthasaprofessionalwhenyoudeservemuchmore?Yes,youmightgettheproject,butinthelongrunyouwillstruggletoearnmore.Thisisbecause,clientswillalreadyhavetheimpressionthatyoucanbehiredforcheapandthereforetheywouldneverbereadytoshelloutmore.Don’tletthathappentoyouandstateyourworth. 2.Avoidingescrow: Manyemployerstrytoavoidupfrontpaymentandespeciallyescrowmodeofpayment.Justtogetfreelancejobsonlineyoushouldnotmakesucha compromise.Aclientwhoisavoidingescrowmightnotpayyouever.Or, maybeyouwillgetpaid.Inotherwords,withoutescrow,youcanneverbesureaboutyourpayment.Therefore,itisimportantforanynovicefreelancetoknowwhattheescrowsystemisallabout! 3.Avoidingcommunication:

  2. ItistheresponsibilityofafreelancertocommunicateproperlyandclearlywithItistheresponsibilityofafreelancertocommunicateproperlyandclearlywith theemployer.Theclienthasplentyofoptionsintheirhand.It’supontheprofessionaltomakethefirstapproachandknowabouttheproject.Mostoftheissuesandconflictsoccurduetomiscommunication. 4.Notfocusingonself-development: Self-developmentandlearningnewskillsisveryimportant.Ifyouareadeveloper,thenlearningPHP,Javaoranyothernewskillwillcertainlyhelponetoexcel.Ifyouaregoodatwhatyouaredoing,thenthat’sgreat.But,addingnewskillsetstoyourCVcanverycertainlygetyounoticedfortherightreasonsbytherightemployers. 5.Notbrandingthemselves: Sinceindependentcontractorsareworkingallaloneandontheirown,theyneedtobelikeabrand-name.Forcreatingtheirownbrandandmarketingtheirskills,itisnecessaryfortheseprofessionalstohaveaninterestingportfolio,apersonalblog/website,aLinkedInprofileandsoon. So,wetrulyhopewepointedoutwhereyouweregoingwrong!