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Okala Adaebo

How To Create Your Own Job With Freelancing

The first thing to do is to understand the difference between working freelance and owning your own business. When you do freelance work you essentially are your own business. That been said, there is a clear difference between being a freelancer and a business owner. Owning your own business is similar to freelancing with just a thing line separating the two.

Owning your own business means you have an establishment and you do business with clients. If you own a business you usually sell a product or offer a standardized service.

As a freelancer you are completing a service for a client and do contracts on a per-client basis and with every situation being different. Freelance work is less complicated, less expensive and less tedious.

Every country, state and territory is different but in general you don’t require a special license to become a freelancer.

The best part of freelancing is that there is a niche for almost every skill. Once you are proficient in any given skill you have a chance to of making lots of money with freelance work.

If you are good, the demands upon your skills will be greater than the supply you can produce. That is why freelancing is lucrative. Companies outsource more and more works every year as it is much more cost effective for a company to outsource work to a freelancer than to pay and maintain a full time employee.

A company can find the right professional for a particular project rather than relying on a few employees who may not have the expertise needed to complete the project.

The people who make the most money doing freelance work are the type of people who know how to market themselves. They develop relationships with a large client base and know how to expand their business and maintain a certain quality standard. Many freelancers become extremely wealthy doing what they know how to do best. The focal point here therefore, is your client base and your reputation

You are now probably excited and would like to start learning the techniques of freelancing that that will allow you to make so much money. The immediate step is to involve technology. The days of typewriters are gone. The days of waiting for a response from a client by postal service are over. We now live in a world driven by technology.

Documents can be written, saved and transmitted over thousands of kilometers in just a few seconds. Words can reach thousands of people instantly via social media or email services. You can equally chat with clients on social media.

Information can be easily found, store and send. You can avail yourself the use of search engines to get whatever information you may be looking for on the internet. That is why you may live anywhere you like as a freelancer. You are not confined to any one geographical location. Rather you can live wherever there is internet access available.

The ease with which freelancers find their clients and vice versa is another merit of modern technology. There are many websites also where a client can post a job and a freelancer can instantly respond to it. Geographical distance is not an issue again.

A client can be in Malaysia and the freelancer can be in Nigeria and they can have a successful partnership agreement. Technology is the absolute answer to worldwide seamless connection and limitless opportunity. Our ability to communicate without restrictions allows a freelancer to connect with a client and complete projects from anywhere on earth. Since the freelancer’s work is not localized there are limitless opportunities for wealth building.

Owning your own business is similar to freelancing with just a thing line separating the two.

Owning your own business means you have an establishment and you do business with clients. If you own a business you usually sell a product or offer a standardized service.

As a freelancer you are completing a service for a client and do contracts on a per-client basis and with every situation being different. Freelance work is less complicated, less expensive and less tedious.

Every country, state and territory is different but in general you don’t require a special license to become a freelancer.

How To Succeed In Your Niche Market

A niche is a specific segment of a market. This could be a particular category of work or target audience. Work-At-Home-Moms, for instance is a particular niche. There are people all over the world who market products towards mothers making a living from home. Practically there are millions of moms who work for themselves.

 

Another word you could use is penchant. This refers to a particular strength or affinity to something. So your penchant is the strength that you have to market and your niche is the actual market you are going after. When it comes to freelance there are really no limits to the niches. Apparently, you can do work for any niche imaginable.

In the world of computers and technology the most common niche to work for are  digitally based industries where the distance between client and freelancer has no bearing and work can be submitted on the internet.

 

Popular Niches:

Writing

Writing is one of the most popular niche markets for freelancers because companies everywhere need copy to be written but more often than not they don’t really need so much that they can justify hiring a professional copywriter. The writing market is the most pronounced, once you are competent and can write about any subject imaginable.

 

Voice-Over work

This is another excellent niche. Like writing, this really requires no extra skills or knowledge beyond being able to read well. Even if you don’t think you don’t have a very good voice, you can become a voice over artist. It’s how you say the words that ultimately matters.

 

Video and Screen Capture Video

A lot of large computer based companies do training courses on annual or semi-annual basis. They will need screen capture video to train their employees on how to use essential software. Since these types of projects come up so rarely, it’s almost not necessary to hire an employee to make the videos so this is a popular niche to get freelance work in.

 

Research

Research is a lucrative freelancing option to get into although it’s arguably hard to find reputable companies to work for. Research is exactly what it sounds like. You get small projects where you simply have to research a topic and provide information on it. It’s rarely needed as much as other niches like writing but it is something to consider.

 

Help Desk Management

This is a lot easier than its sounds. Millions of websites that sell products and services have what is called a help desk. It is basically an online ticket system for customers to submit their problems and issues and then hopefully get them resolved. Most of your activities will include answering e-mails, submitting refunds and giving low-level support for products. For a large company this is usually something that full-time or part-time employees are hired for. Sometimes when a company does a big launch it will hire freelancers to deal with a significant influx of support requests after a product launch.

 

Translation

There are a myriad of free translation programs on the web but most companies will want what is called a human translation. This is exactly what it sounds like: a translation done by a human not by software. The reason this method is preferred is because the translations are usually more accurate and use colloquialisms and idioms that only a native speaker would think to use. Your tasks will usually include translating books, websites and manuals. If you know more than one language then your job opportunities are vastly expanded.   

 

Graphic Design and Art

This niche is one of the most popular niches in regards to freelance work, despite the very specific, very talent-based nature of this niche. Companies rarely hire full-time or part-time graphic designers unless the company is involved with printing services, etc. Almost all companies employ freelance graphic designers whenever they need to design new graphics or update old graphics, this can be anything from billboards to website images. If you have a talent for designing and creating images with computer, you can make a substantial profit from freelancing in the graphic design field.

 

Software Development and Programming  

This is a skilled based niche and very lucrative. Most companies that need this type of work don’t need it on a day-to-day basis so it’s always hired out to freelancers. That means you will have a much easier time finding a job than some other niches with more competition. The other benefit of freelance programming is that often times your client knows absolutely nothing about programming so if you are skilled but can’t quite match up in the professional realm of programming you might still have a chance to build up your experience with freelance jobs.

 

Finance and Bookkeeping

Financing and accounting are things that people tend to do periodically so they often hire a freelancer since that is more cost effective than hiring an employee. The higher your education, the better, if you have experience with accounting you can still do well in this field without specific training.

 

That’s a list of some of the most popular types of jobs you can do as a freelancer. The possibilities are limitless. There are many more niche, as long as you are very good at something, there is a niche and a client base waiting for you to serve them and be paid.

 

You can read similar blog post: How To Develop A Profitable Plan For Your Niche

 

 

 

By Okala Adaebo

President/CEO Kalascofec

kalascofec@gmail.com

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    2 replies to "How To Succeed In Your Niche Market"

    • Alexander Adams

      Great article here Kalasco, very resourceful article

      • Kalasco

        Thank you so much for visiting our website. We always look forward to it.

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