Bryce helps you decide whether your work is good before discussing the numerous skills a freelancer needs to succeed.
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Freelance FAQ: How do I know if I'm doing good work?
Freelancing can leave you feeling isolated; soliciting feedback and getting outside of your bubble is crucial.
Join online groups related to your craft.
Solicit feedback from past clients
Regularly produce work related to your craft.
Regularly try to improve your craft.
Stay up-to-date in your field
Freelance FAQ: How do you deal with being a jack of all trades?
Your focus should remain on your field or primary skill, but to succeed as a freelancer, you need to learn about business, marketing, and quite a few fields that overlap with your own.
The two best pieces of advice for needing to work outside of your specific skill set is this:
My advice for the two skillsets every freelancer needs are below:
Finally, if you have some affinity for it, educate yourself on fields that overlap with yours as soon as possible. This elevates the value of your primary skill while increasing your overall value.
You don’t need fancy tools or expensive courses to succeed, but you do need to invest the time. Specifically, you need to invest it wisely. Focus on skills that promise the biggest, most immediate returns, and work the rest out from there.
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