There are many websites that offer freelancing jobs. You can even start with these Upwork alternatives. But finding the perfect freelance opportunity might be hard especially if you’re new.
For one, you don't know what you're doing. How do you approach a client? What's the price for certain services? How do you know it the job is legitimate? What are the steps to adjust to your new freelancing lifestyle?
A Freelancing Community is Essential
This is where a freelancing community is essential. A community is like a shortcut to your learning curve. Most of them already know the process and are veterans in the field you had chosen. If you're not convinced, watch this video to see why a community is important:
OFF has a very dynamic community with daily inspirational tips, job openings, and some just-for-laughs posts to lighten up your lonely day. To put it even further, they also conduct conferences catered to improve your craft.
Welcome to a repository of veteran freelancers. Go on. Let OFF turn you on!
They are not exactly just for freelancers. The Connected Women community caters to empower women entrepreneurs, professionals, and freelancers. They want to connect you to a world of possibilities regardless of your gender.
To boot, they have job openings for virtual assistants that were recently featured in the Asian money guide. That's a $900 opportunity while working at home! Do you want it also?
With many people looking for US clients, some freelancers opt to target Australian clients instead to mitigate competition. Australian clients are also very laid back and cool. You might not feel the pressure of working.
That’s the purpose of the community of Filipino Freelancers With Australian Clients. They cater to the needs of this new emerging market. They have content specifically designed to nab your next Australian client. Also, they offer free webinars to upgrade your skills. And post occasional job opportunities from third party AU companies you can try to apply for. Good day, Mate!
For sure, there are other groups that I haven't mentioned. What are your favorite freelancing Facebook community groups? How did they help you further your career? Comment down below! We would love to know your experiences.
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