Freelancers, this is How you Could Increase your Income
Start Using Pre-Built Websites
This is one of the coolest, most exuberant examples.
- Since you can start a project with some of the design effort already done for you, the total time you need to devote to that project is reduced.
- An editable layout, such as the one shown, is much easier for a client to relate to than is a wireframe of a mockup.
- UX principles have already been incorporated into pre-built websites – an even greater time saver.
- With over 210 of these customizable pre-built websites to choose from when you select Be Theme, you can save yet more time. If your client is looking for something different, it’s easy to do some customizing, or make a switch.
Three more examples:
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Consider Ways to Acquire Passive IncomeIf you are able to earn some passive income, it will free up time that you can devote to other pursuits, and it can also give you the luxury of being a bit pickier about the freelancing assignments you take on.
- Although it takes some effort up front, creating an affiliate site to sell others’ products can be a good passive income generator.
- Closer to home, you can sell your own designs: icons, vectors, or mockups, for example. A one-page website may be all you need to do so.
- Other ways include sharing your knowledge and design experience in a book or an eBook.
- If you’re good at photography, assembling a selection of quality photos on a specific topic, or several topics, can be a source of passive income.
- There is always a market for innovative t-shirts, coffee mugs, and the like. You might consider creating your own online store – starting with a pre-built website like the one below.
Trying “this or that” is seldom a good approach. The risk of failure is usually too high. You will have a better shot at success by treating your freelancing activity as a business, and looking at what you need to do from that perspective.
Increase Your Day-to-Day Productivity
- Set a routine. Once you see it is working, stick to it. If need be, improve upon it.
- Avoid multitasking. Once looked upon as a desirable talent, multitasking can be a productivity killer.
- Learn how to best organize your work. Read up on the subject, since learning how to stay organized can take time. Try the “touch things only once” approach. It takes some getting used to, but it’s effective.
- Do what you can to avoid working at times, or in situations, when you really shouldn’t be.
- Keep your work space clean, uncluttered, and comfortable. Invest in a good chair, a computer table (height), and proper lighting.
2016 is a good year for freelancers2016 is a good time to increase your freelancing income. There are plenty of assignments that pay well, if you are willing to take the time to look for them. Low-paying work is easier to find, and the competition is not as stiff, but if you follow some of the recommendations put forth here, and treat your freelancing activities as a business, you will do well.