Not sure where to start?
When you first start out, your main objective is to gain experience. Making money — although it may be a pressing need — is a secondary concern for the long-term health of your freelance business. More experience and expertise will bring more money. You have to put in the work to build up to that goal.
Ask your family, friends, school connections, previous employers or colleagues if they know anyone who needs your services. Make personal connections with local community members you can meet in-person, and intimately learn the needs of their businesses.
It’s really important to not misrepresent yourself. When you’re new to the game, don’t pretend to be a bigger company than the one-person micro-business you really are. Don’t claim to have skills you can’t back up, or you’ll dig yourself in a hole. Be straight up and honest about your strengths and experience. Many businesses simply don’t have the budget to pay an experienced professional for top-tier freelance work, so they’re willing to take a punt on cheaper inexperienced freelancers — perhaps university students, recent grads, or recent career-switchers. If you represent yourself honestly, and explain that your low rate is reflective of your lack of business experience, they’ll know exactly what they are getting and what to expect,
Start freelancing with one small project at a time.
When that jobs done, take on another. Maybe a slightly more demanding one this time. Build your confidence and see that this is what you have been waiting for. After you’ve gone through the process once, does it feel more natural the second, third, and fourth time around?
Before you know it, you’ll have completed 5 or 10 little project and you’ll feel like you know what this freelancing thing is all about.
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As an entrepreneur, you’ll need several legal forms to get your business off the ground. Not only is it recommended you have a strong business plan, but eventually you will need to establish corporate rules and manage employees as your company grows. Lawdepot
Starting and Growing a Business
The paperwork involved with starting a company may seem overwhelming without an expert’s assistance. While consulting an attorney is never a bad idea, LawDepot can help you take care of most of the legal paperwork you need on your own, without the additional expense and time it takes to enlist a professional.
With LawDepot, you can easily personalize documents for your business, whether you are:
- A sole proprietor managing all aspects of your business
- A general partner who shares partnership responsibilities with others
- A member of a Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- A shareholder in a corporation
- A member (co-venturer) of a Joint Venture
Most importantly, we will walk you through a step-by-step process to create your legal documents– giving you peace of mind knowing your legal needs are taken care of and that your business is heading in the right direction.
Running and Managing a Business
As your business grows, you may need to hire employees, contractors, or consultants to complete work for you, or even enter into Service Agreements with other businesses.
LawDepot has a form for every business arrangement and employment opportunity, including Employment Contracts, Consulting Agreements, and more– all of which can be completed online in 5-10 minutes.