In this episode, you are going get 5 tips you can get freelance work as a web developer when starting out. The sad truth is that the content that's out there today is still that of 10 years ago. As a web developer, an individual developer, I went down a long and windy road that you don't need to.
Most of the advice is learn as many different languages as you can. Build up your portfolio. Get out and do local networking. Get on job boards.
I’ll did all these things and what it landed me was smack dab in the middle of generalist-ville and back to sitting in a cube full-time.
It’s no wonder why so many freelancers are always stuck in the feast or famine cycle with this sort of advice still out there.
Here are the 5 things I dive into in this episode:
- Talk with your existing network and probe for projects to work on
- Start figuring out a niche
- Get yourself organized
- Charge what your worth
- Ask for referrals
Specialize and Find your niche
More episodes in this topic:
What's the best way to pivot if you are serving a new niche?
How did you specialize your business?
Why should I niche or specialize?
How do I choose the niche?
How to say “no”?
How do I find out if the niche has value?
How to do research and land that first client?
How to you manage your existing clients when you start specializing?
Should I niche down to a specific industry in my local area?
Is my niche too narrow?
Aren’t I leaving money on the table?
What sort of freelance work is available for an individual web developer?
How to start out as a freelance translator?
What do I need to do to ramp up my freelance business after having been in the game for a few years?
How do I go from one-off projects to retainers for all future projects? And is it a good idea?
Can I do web, software development and digital marketing as a freelancer at the same time?
When niching down, should I target the type of work or the type of customer?
How to get over the fear of niching down?
How to stay being a generalist but test the waters to specialize your business?
What is a Niche?
How do you go about breaking into a niche (Part 1)?
How do you go about breaking into a niche (Part 2)?
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