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How to become a successful free lancer

  1. 1. HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL FREE-LANCER When You Think Outside The Box, The Box Goes Away.
  2. 2. Being a freelancer means a lot of freedom to planyour own days at work, but it also does requirediscipline and planning. Being your own boss, youneed to be good at making the right rules tosucceed.
  3. 3. Those who have an advanced knowledge of English language are much more likely to advance their careers.  A strong command of the English language will lead to higher paying jobs, more social mobility, and a great deal of social success.  If you want to surpass your colleagues, and make yourself more marketable, you will need to increase your English skills, as people will judge you by the way you speak.
  4. 4. 1. The first and very important point is, don’t try to sound like Natives. 2. Try to avoid using idioms and slang 3. Short and simple sentences are more appropriate. 4. Get over any fear you might have of making mistakes. You will make mistakes.
  5. 5. 5. Try to Grasp every Opportunity you have to speak with people in English. 6. Find English speaking friends. 7. Join English Club over internet , search and explore, there are multiple options. Learning language would become a fun that way. 8. Use Tongue Twisters, these will help you overcome the pronunciation barriers . A Box Of Biscuits A Bunch Of Mixed Biscuits.
  6. 6. Make a list of frequently used words that you find difficult to pronounce and ask someone who speaks the language well to pronounce them for you. Or you can also use Find out the word, listen pronunciation, imitate the same. This is going to help you a lot.
  7. 7. Writing is an important tool to express yourself. If you don’t know how to write properly, you are going to cut yourself off from 50% of the world. Types of Writing Jobs  Writing Blogs  Resume and CV Writing  Magazine Free Lancer  Research Writing  Press Release Writing  Web Content Writing  Business Plan Writing  FAQ Writing  Technical Writing  On-Line News Letters  E-Book Writing  Privacy Policy and non- disclosure Statements
  8. 8. Writing better English means writing clear , correct, and persuasive English. There are certain points we should be careful of in order to improve our writing. 1. Improve Your Vocabulary 2. Improve Your Spelling 3. Improve Your Reading Skills 4. Think in English
  9. 9. Why are you using Social Media? 1. How can you differentiate yourself from others? 2. What is your brand? 3. Learn from the best brands: what do they do that you don’t? 4. Get the tools to grow your brand, and learn to make a living from doing what you love.
  10. 10. Learn Who You are? Explore case studies, do research work , use or for saving your notes, the case studies and learn what make people successful? Take the start from Today
  11. 11. Promoting yourself on social media without a brand identity is like buying a tractor before deciding what to farm. Noam Kostucki
  12. 12. Social media itself is a term for sites that may provide radically different social actions.
  13. 13. YouTube’s not just for posting silly videos — it can be used as a highly effective business tool. You can use it to show off your expertise, share knowledge, market your products and connect with customers, colleagues and prospects. How to Make Use of YouTube 1. Upload recordings of Presentations. 2. Create short videos of valuable tips of interest to your clients . 3. Create short videos of valuable tips of interest to your clients
  14. 14. 4. Conduct an interview with an expert and upload it. 5. Set up a channel to reflect your brand and engage with others. 6. Choose a user name that reflects your brand for your channel URL. 7. Put together a creative video explaining your product or service. 8. Show clients opinion using a product. 9. Post links to your videos on various social networks. 10. Create “how to” videos to help your customers use your product or service.
  15. 15. 11. Answer customer-specific questions using videos. 12. Post a blog entry discussing a problem and include a video for visual support. 13. Show a work-in-progress project to a customer for review and approval, without the need for a face-to-face meeting or in-person demo.
  16. 16. Facebook’s not just for keeping tabs on friends and filling out quizzes — it can also be used as a highly effective business tool. It’s great for marketing your products, landing gigs and connecting with your customers. Here’s how you have to use Facebook as a Business Marketing tool; 1. Fill out your profile completely to earn trust. 2. Establish a business account if you don’t already have one. 3. Make use of professional or business photos to reinforce your brand. 4. Limit business contacts’ access to personal photos. 5. Post your newsletter subscription information and archives somewhere in your profile.
  17. 17. 6. Obtain a Facebook URL so that people can find you easily. 7. Add your Facebook URL to your email signature. 8. Keep posting your business updates on your wall. 9. Keep sharing useful articles and links to presentation and valuable resources that interest customers and prospects on your wall, to establish credibility. 10. Combine Facebook with other social media tools like Twitter. 11. Share survey or research data to gain credibility.
  18. 18. 12. You can use Facebook ads to get connected with the right audience. 13. Add basic information to the group or fan page such as links to company site, newsletter subscription information and newsletter archives. 14. Post upcoming events including webinars, conferences and other programs where you or someone from your company will be present. 15. Update your group or fan page on a regular basis with helpful information and answers to questions.
  19. 19. How to use Linked-in Account?First, your LinkedIn profile must be complete. An incomplete profile is verysimilar to a store window that is under construction. No one is attracted to you.1. Professional image of you not your company’s logo2. Compelling LinkedIn headline (Note restricted to 120 characters)3. Your current position4. Completed LinkedIn Summary section5. Completed specialties section6. Three recommendations (remember to receive one must first give)7. Completed interests and groups section
  20. 20. Secondly, use multiple widgets to put together other social media tolls into yourprofile.Make use of polls to do market research and gain knowledge.Grow your network by joining industry and alumni groups related to yourbusiness.Link all of your social media profiles.Start and manage a group or fan page for your product, brand or business.Request LinkedIn recommendation from happy customers willing to providetestimonials.Set up to receive LinkedIn messages in your inbox so you can respond rightaway.
  21. 21. Do you have a Gmail Account? If No then Have one today, as Gmail offers multiple built-in applications and you may take advantage of any whenever required.Having one Gmail account enables other features like Google +, Googledocuments, Calendar, Blogger, Reader and also your YouTube account toshare videos.
  22. 22. What is Google +Google + is one of the newest social media networks yet more influential andprosperous than others. Have a gmail account and adjust Google + settingsfor your account.How Google + Benefits Business?1. Your business gets indexed by google and your business may rank higher in search engines based on your activity.2. Google + offers much elevated features than other social media networks.3. 60% of Google + users log in every day and 80% on weekly basis.4. Make a strategy and share with your audience on daily basis. Update all of your social media pages regularly.
  23. 23. How to use Twitterfor BusinessTwitter is another great social media network and is expected togrow at a faster rate in the near future. 1. Twitter allows sharing short messages. 2. It increases your online global presence. 3. Follow relevant audience and many people would follow you back. 4. A perfect platform to promote your blog or website content. 5. It can also be used as a forum. Ask a question and someone will surely return back with an answer to guide you further.
  24. 24. Stuff Required to Work From Home No heavy investment is required for working from home. What you need is;  A Good Internet Connection A laptop OR a computer  Quality Headphone Your Creative & Disciplined Attitude
  25. 25. Work From Home as A FREE LANCER Successfully! Once you decide to work from home, you need to be conscious of certain work ethics that otherwise weren’t being observed that seriously. You Are Your Boss; You Are Responsible! It seems very inspiring to be your own boss, but remember, being your own boss means you are responsible for all your acts and deeds. Bring Balance in Work & Personal Life When you work from home, even if you work as part of a virtual team, youre still the only team member around. Manage time for your self in the off hours . Take Yourself Seriously - Even When Others Dont When you work from home, people take your work casually and keep bothering. Remember, the burden lies upon you to set your working hours, stick to them, actually work during those hours, and refuse to let anyone else dissuade you from taking your work seriously.
  26. 26. Thank You Asima Sadia