My freelancing career began when I was on the verge of giving up; an undergraduate, not confident about my credentials and low on cash. But I decided to gamble and loaned for a laptop and applied for internet connection without any contacts or clients at bay. After a few weeks of reaching out to friends and colleagues, I started to work with a woman who paid me generously. I struggled to find my niche. After five months, I finally landed my first direct client. It was an amazing experience. The ball kept rolling since then. Through my client's constant motivation, I learned new sets of skills. I was able to discover skills that I never thought I had. My love for providing great service blossomed, and I continued to push the edge as to what I could offer at work while pursuing personal growth in my career.
26 Successful Freelancers and Influencers Share Tips on How to Start as a Freelancer
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