A good freelancer has a plan that works for them, communicates with clients, is organized and gets things done efficiently. In this post we’ll talk about some mistakes that most Pakistani freelancers make when starting their own business!
01 Not knowing their market.
Knowing your market is the first step to success, and it’s important that you take the time to do this.
The best way to do this is through research. You can use tools like Google Analytics or Market Samurai to see how people search for specific keywords, which will give you an idea of what they want in their business and also help them find you if they’re looking around on Google or LinkedIn.
This knowledge will help you find clients who are looking for what you offer (and vice versa).
02 Not knowing what type of freelancing they want
The first mistake most freelancers make is not knowing what type of freelancing they want.
The second mistake is not knowing what the market is and how it works, which can lead to wasted time, money and effort.
If you don’t understand your own business model or its potential for growth, it will be difficult for you to succeed as a freelancer.
03 Not researching the top freelance platforms
If you’re a freelancer and want to make money, it’s imperative that you research the best places for freelance work. There are many platforms out there with different features and pricing models, but which one is right for your business?
To help you find the right platform for your needs, we’ve put together a list of some of the most popular freelance sites in Pakistan:
04 Not being organized with their own business growth.
Being organized is important for any business, but especially so for freelancers. If you’re not organized, it’s very likely that you’ll keep making the same mistakes over and over again. The first thing to remember: every new project is one more chance to learn from past mistakes, so don’t worry about being perfect right off the bat!
A good way of staying organized is by having a set schedule and sticking to it as much as possible. For example: if you know that tomorrow is your day off from work (and depending on what type of work you do), then make sure that nothing delays or prevents this from happening–even if something unexpected comes up in between now and then (for example: an emergency situation). This way when tomorrow rolls around and everything goes according to plan, there won’t be any surprises waiting around after hours when things get busy again later on during normal working hours.”
05 Failing to communicate with clients and deliver value by adhering to policies and scheduling requirements.
Communicating with your clients and delivering value by adhering to policies and scheduling requirements.
- Communicate with clients as soon as you can after receiving their request for an estimate, or even before that if you have time.
- Be sure that all of your communication is clear and concise so that there are no misunderstandings or miscommunications between the two of you.
- Keep clients informed of progress and deadlines, but also let them know when it might be difficult for you because of circumstances outside of your control (such as weather). You don’t want them thinking “Oh well” when they hear this news, so make sure they know how important it was for us to meet our deadline!
06 Spending too much time on non-work activities.
Be sure to focus on your work. Don’t spend time on non-work activities that don’t add value to your business and don’t help you grow it.
07 Not having a proper plan in place before starting their business.
It’s a good idea to have a business plan in place before starting your business. A clear vision and strategy are essential for any entrepreneur, especially those who have never worked in the industry before.
To create an effective plan, you need to consider where you want to be at each stage of your journey and what steps need to be taken in order for you to get there. You can start by listing out all the things that will happen between now and when you’re ready for investors or funding (or both). Then map out how much time it will take for each task, so that later on when things aren’t going quite as planned or efficiently as planned, then we could adjust accordingly if necessary!
A good freelancer has a plan that works for them, communicates with clients, is organized and gets things done efficiently
Planning is important when it comes to the work you do, but planning in your business can be a little different. It’s all about being organized and efficient.
- Communication: Don’t assume that your clients will know what they want if they don’t ask for it! In order for this to happen, make sure that both parties are communicating with each other frequently so that no surprises happen later on down the line (and this doesn’t just apply specifically towards freelancers).
- Organization: If someone else has been doing all of the organizing for you so far in your freelance career, then chances are good that there is some clutter at home or work space that could be cleaned up before things start getting too messy–and having everything organized makes life easier overall!
Freelancing is a great way to make money, but it can also be a challenge. You need to be organized, communicate well with clients and deliver value in return so that they recommend you to others. The best way to do this is by having a plan and sticking with it until results start coming in!