8 Tips And Steps To Become A Successful Freelance Developer
This article is dedicated to people who want to start freelance as a programmer, we will find out the most important steps and tips that will help you to become a successful freelancer.
1️⃣ The first step is to define the service that you will provide to us as a freelancer and as you are a programmer you need to be specialized in one field, or perhaps more than one field, so the first thing you need to know is what you will offer as a freelancer. For example, you are a web developer so you are going to programming and developing websites and you have to do your cv and make a good profile based on you are a web developer.
2️⃣ Secondly, you have to specify an initial price list for services that you provide and that depends on a lot of criteria like your experience in the field and the field that you are working in, the languages, technologies are used and other second criteria, on the basis of this you specify an initial amount for your services, and this amount will change according to each project.
3️⃣ After that, it is better to create a personal site for you that includes everything related to you, such as the languages in which you work, your accounts in social media, and your accounts in programming-related sites such as Github, Stack Overflow, HackerRank or any other platform, and you have to develop your profile in these platforms because it is necessary And also LinkedIn. Also, create a CV on the site for everyone who wants to download it. It is better the PDF is not an image or a word, because first when you make a CV in the form of Word, the spelling errors that you did appear and it is underlined by a red line. As for the PDF file, it covers your mistakes. As for the image, it is also not recommended. Because the business owner needs to copy your phone number or email to send you a message and also a PDF that maintains its quality not like the image if you send it without putting it in a zip file, its quality will decrease.
Finally, if the CV is in the form of a PDF file, you can put a link to your website and social media, or any link you want.
4️⃣ Fourth, you have to create your own business or portrait gallery and place models of your previous work in this field. And the business gallery can be as a page on your personal website, or you can put it on platforms such as Behance, Instagram, or any other platform.
5️⃣ One of the most important things in Freelance is social networking sites and I have talked about this previously. You have to develop your social networking sites so that people know that you are a programmer, whether a page, a Facebook group or your profile and put your business models in it and write articles about programming in it or create a YouTube channel and do some courses about Programming or a blog site where you write articles on programming will help you a lot and will bring you a lot of customers. And by experience.
6️⃣ After that, it is better to prepare some tricks to reuse each time when you want to deal with a new customer. These tricks can be questions about the project that you write in advance and ask each customer.
7️⃣ Try not to decrease the price in your projects and work at prices that do not suit your level and do not think that if the price decreases, more opportunities will come to you. This is a wrong idea 100%, but try to put an appropriate price in line with the experience and skill that you have, And not anything you saw from other Freelances you imitate it, but you have to create your own style and be unique and put your touch in every project you accomplished.
8️⃣ Try to have the flexibility and social intelligence and try to deal with each project as if it is an exam that you will pass or fail and try to do everything in your effort to create a successful project and try to give privileges to customers, for example, post-delivery adjustments, do them for free, as whenever you deal with the customer in a beautiful way, he will bring you Other customers, and even the project when you do it well will bring to you other customers.
And good luck to everybody,
Article credit to Ayoube elboga