Making money is not easy. The person not working at your job, will never know the hard stuff, you go through on a daily basis, and will only see the money, you be getting. Freelancing, is one of the toughest jobs. If you regularly feel difficulty working as a freelancer, this is very common, and you need not be disappointed, because everyone goes through the same. In freelancing, you are not bound to anyone, no security, no fixed income, and a lot of other stuff too. But, if you ask the successful freelancers, they are more than happy today. They take this challenge as something enjoyable, and have already got used to it.
From financial stuff, emotional, recursion of work, there is a lot of stuff, to take care of, when working as a freelancer. We are discussing some of the Common Freelance Challenges, that a freelancer goes through, and how to tackle those Freelance Challenges.
This will help you in getting more successful in your career as a freelancer, and make the money you always wanted to, in an comfortable and easier manner.
Taking up too much Time:
When your client hires you, a very important thing in his mind, is the deadline, in which you complete the job. They are not ready to pay you anything more than peanuts, but expect you to complete the job as quickly as possible. You may be taking a lot of time in completing the job, leaving a negative feedback in front of your employers, and you, obviously not getting more jobs. Well, this is a common thing, and the only way to overcome this is to keep practicing. With experience, you will get the jobs done in less time, and also you can use tool kits, IDE’s, and other stuff, to help you with this.
Ask any employee, at any organization, money problems are common. You may feel like you have irregular income flowing in, and you are unable to manage your wages, and feeling rich one month, and homeless the next month, well, the best way to deal with this, is to put yourself on an honest wage, and keep other money you get for your business expenses. This will help in better management, and better savings.
Struggling for Clients:
For a job, there are thousands of applicants. You need to have an edge, over all of them, to be getting a better result in your career. The best way over this, is to prepare a professional portfolio, don’t limit yourself to 2 or 3 people, join various freelance hiring websites, and you will be good to go.
Untimely Payments from Your Clients:
This is a very common, but frustrating problem. There might be a chance, that your client needs to get the payment approved from a lot of departments at his firm, or has some problem going on. So, the best way to tackle this is to ask for an advance before the project, and at least tackle the expenses involved in the project development.
Struggling with Currencies and Languages:
As a freelancer, you won’t only be dealing with people from your native place. You will be dealing with people throughout the world, and need to tackle various currencies and languages. For currency, use a standardized payment medium, and for language, either use a translator, or get it done from someone, who will do it for you at cheap rates.