Beyond Blogs: Freelancing Guide

I kept this blog pretty quiet these days because there are lots of things to do so I ended up neglecting it; and then I saw the interesting topic in the Daily Post about freelancing as a writer beyond this blog. I believe freelancing is an interesting way to explore oneself.

Generally speaking, freelancing as a writer in/and outside Romania works as long as you follow some simple guidelines. Of course, these may vary depending on skills and markets, but here are some basic steps:

  • Be an exceptional professional and leverage your expertise with each new project;
  • Be an equally exceptional marketer able to market your skills and position yourself as a top performer;
  • Find a niche for your expertise: while it’s good to explore multiple perspectives at hand, stick to the one(s) that truly make you shine. Believe me, clients do appreciate that each and every time;
  • Be extremely organized about your projects and manage your clients accordingly: freelancing is not about being lazy;
  • Know or learn how to separate your working and spare time so as to avoid burnouts (be sure to take breaks);
  • Know your value; don’t be afraid to claim it.

Last but not least, enjoy it 🙂 !

And the list can go on and on…

About Cristina Popa

Cristina is a WordPress blogger who regularly writes or shares updates on media, public affairs and various topics of interest. You may follow her on Communication for Development WP blog or Twitter @CristinaPopa0
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