6 Effective Ways to Earn More as a Freelancer

Freelancing is fast becoming a regular sight in the job market. The allure of part-time work is great for people unsatisfied with their regular job. Maybe they need to pick up some extra cash or need to work from home. Whatever the reason why freelancing is where you currently find yourself, you’ll want to maximize your earnings. Here are some tips to consider as you try to fatten your wallet as a freelancer:

It’s okay to say no
You don’t have to take every job that comes across your plate. Be careful and weigh the pros and cons of each job. If it seems like it’s going to be very time consuming but not very monetarily rewarding then pass on the gig.

Recycle your work
If you’re a freelance writer and have written extensively on particular genre then you probably have a lot of notes on the subject. Take advantage of your prior research and pull stuff out of your notes or older articles. The key to making money is to work smart, not necessarily work hard.

This has been a debatable issue lately. To multitask or to not multitask. If you can learn how to do so properly then you’re heading in the right direction. If you find that your quality of work is suffering because you’re overextending yourself then back off.

Dedication bears fruit
Even if multitasking is something you’re good at you’ll want to make sure that you stay focused on what your contractor is asking of you. Summarily, the most important thing you have to offer is quality work. This should always be your foremost concern.

Keep track of your own hours
Often times you’ll get a flat rate for a given project but still keep track of the amount time you spend on the project to make sure the job was worth your while. As you accumulate a larger portfolio of work you’ll be able to see if your wages are commensurate with the hours you actually worked.

Get the most of your time
Even if you’re working at home you want to make sure that when you’re on the clock you’re doing work. It can be difficult to avoid distractions when working at home but treat it as a regular job. There will be time to watch T.V. later – like when you’ve finished a job. Even though you’re at home you’re still in the real world.

This article is contributed by Heather Johnson, who regularly writes on the topic of job descriptions. She invites your questions and writing job opportunities at her personal email address: heatherjohnson2323@gmail.com.

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