Are you tired of a nine-to-five job and you wantÂ get out of it? Maybe you can’t give it up now due to financial concerns or current obligations. If you decide to do freelancing, youÂ needÂ to look for a job that can give you more flexible working hours. If you’re planing toÂ to do freelancing or are already an experienced freelancer wanting to improve your craft, there are certain non-technical skills you can benefit from. Here are 5 of them:
E-mail made communication that much faster and turned freelancers’ lives a lot easier. However, having a faster way to get in touch doesnâ€™t mean you should forget your letter writing skills. To communicate effectively via e-mail, you must learn how to write effective notes and letters, whether you’re doing them to say hello, introduce your company, market your products, persuade people to click on your link or even to answer complaints.
Just because you’re interviewing someone through online instant messaging tools such as IM and Skype doesnâ€™t mean you could use informal, abbreviated or slang terms. If the interview is a formal transaction, use appropriate words, correct grammar and proper spelling. If you’ll be using a webcam, dress appropriately, at least from the waist up. Treat an online interview like you would a personal interview.
Search engine research skills
Freelancers often use search engines during research, that is why it’s important that you know how to use them to your advantage. Find out how to use keywords, Boolean operators and how specific search sites work best.
Online marketing through blogs
A blog can be a very powerful tool for freelancers, especially when you’re doing marketing. Learn the best ways to use blogs to introduce or promote your products or services and how to persuade your audience to do business with you.
Expand your freelancing business’ reach with podcasting, your version of the radio online. If you have settled on your own niche and format and have all the necessary equipment, you can use podcasting to help you create your own audio content to post on your site or a web server. Getting published this way can help you reach a wider audience.
Do Freelancers in the Philippines and the rest of the world really survive? Whats your take?
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