There are many benefits of working on a freelance basis. Everyone wishes that they did not have to work at a full time job and everyone plans on getting on their own one day but it is quite rare that people actually get down to doing this. The great thing however is that with the advancement of the internet and social media, getting on your own either by starting your own small home business or by working freelance is easier than ever. Social media gives you the chance to reach thousands, hundreds of thousands of people without spending a single cent and even when you do invest money, it is still very little in comparison.
Start advertising your services
The first step to any business is to tell people that you exist and what you can do for them. Whether you are offering web design and development in Singapore that you can do online or whether you are selling pet products online, you can start advertising on social media and you are bound to start getting orders soon. You can start with letting your family and friends know and asking them to spread the word on your behalf.
Of course if you are offering something like ecommerce website design services, potential customers are going to want to see proof that your work is good and therefore, you will need to create a portfolio with the work that you have done. In order to get a portfolio together, you will have to do a few jobs and therefore, it is a round argument.
Ideally, you will want to offer a few friends and members of your family your services for free in exchange for being able to use the work on your portfolio. Many people will agree to letting you do their website and design for free without seeing proof of your work because they are not investing any money in the project. You can actually consider building a website for your own services as well as this will certainly convince people to use your services to boost ecommerce sales. Alternatively, you could have a competition of sorts on social media where people have to like and share your post or advertisement in exchange for a chance to have their own website designed for free. This way, you will be guaranteeing the organic spread of your advertisement in exchange for the work that you do for them and this way, the time and effort that you invest in the free website will count as payment for the advertising that you got from the like and share competition.