I'd like to preface all of this by saying I have been a full-time freelancer for 9 weeks. By no stretch of the imagination am I saying I have this all figured out.
I still have so much to learn, but I’d like to retrace my steps in the hopes of inspiring someone out there to blaze their own trail into freelancer-hood with a flame from my torch.
I started moonlighting while I was still at my full-time job back in early November 2017. One month later, I took the leap and quit to go freelance full-time.
And you can do it, too. Follow my lead:
I built a business-focused website.
Any credible business needs a website. It's 2018; this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. I did actually already have a website, but I was using it as a portfolio. Portfolios are great, but I'm a full-on business now, not just a poor sap looking for a job.
Great business websites have 4 key features.
- Clear explanation of what they’re selling
- Credible proof they’re legit
- Strong CTA to buy what they’re selling