How To Succeed In Freelancing In Nigeria 2020 – COMPLETE GUIDE

How To Succeed In Freelancing In Nigeria 2020 – COMPLETE GUIDE

What Is Freelancing?

Freelancing is the act of rendering services to individuals or organizations without being totally committed to a particular company and get paid for each service rendered.

Freelancing is a very lucrative job.  I know most young men and women who are making noting less than $5,000 monthly through freelancing.  This article will help you establish yourself as a freelancer and not just that, you will make enough monies monthly.

Freelance Meaning

To freelance means to advertise services, you can render may be online or offline through freelance websites and get hired for specific jobs. Freelancing is not online done through the internet, you can walk up to any establishment and advertise your services.

How To Succeed In Freelancing In Nigeria is simple but not easy, you need to be well established in your field of endeavor, what I mean is that you must be ready to learn more, many people rushed into freelancing and ended up quitting within few months. 

Freelancing can give you an average of $500 weekly once you are established in it.  Some people have been asking questions as follows;

How Can I Start Freelancing?

To start freelancing or to become a freelancer, you must choose a particular service you wish to render for hire.  Services like Article Writing, Copywriting, translation, graphics design, web development, proofreading, etc., are popular services that have over 5,000 jobs posted daily across the freelancing websites.

You can choose to write articles if you have a good command of the modern English language, then you need to upgrade your writing skills by learning from various Youtube tutorials on article writing.  Adding to that you need a laptop since you will be typing jobs for clients.  You need access to the internet via smartphone and then you are ready to go.

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How Can I Start Freelance With No Experience?

Almost all the freelancers started without experience and got experience from jobs. The basic thing is to ensure that you are good at the services you want to render.

To Start freelance, you need to register with one of the various freelancing websites like; Fiverr, Upwork, Guru, etc.

We will use Fiverr as a case study, to register in Fiverr you must have a Government approved  ID card and working phone number (for verification). 

Then proceed to www.fiverr.com, and click Join, it will bring out a page for you to insert your e-mail and click CONTINUE, the next thing is to choose a unique username and password (Remember 8 characters or longer. Combine upper and lowercase letters and numbers).  Then click JOIN, YES! You are there.  Now you need to update your profile and make it look professional.  By now you should have had a smart and official picture of yours to use and profile picture as this impacts your profile greatly.

How To Succeed In Freelancing In Nigeria

First, you need to activate your email to avoid limitations, click on RESEND EMAIL at the top of the window, open your email address somewhere and click on an email from Fiverr, when it opens you click Activate Email or any button that confirms the email.  If you have done the right thing, the activation message on your Fiverr account will be removed.

After verification, open your Fiverr account, click at the top right corner with round background on a letter and click on Profile as see below

It will open your profile, you can now upload your picture, edit description (this is where you write a comprehensive detail about yourself and the services you render, write it professionally.  You can hire writers to write for you.  This is a very important aspect because it is what will lure clients to hire you.  Your profile must look professional.  Add your educational qualifications, I will strongly advise you to take as many tests as possible pertaining to your field; this gives your profile a major boost.

Just scroll down and click on Take Test, add your additional skills if available and link your social media accounts.  These are the few things you must do first to stand a chance of earning jobs.

When you are done with this, it is time to create your first gig.  This is your first job advert that will be posted on Fiverr’s job sections for clients to hire, as a beginner, you need serious mentoring on this aspect.  You can chat me up on 09069164502 to help you set up your first gig. You can learn in the process but believe me; you need an experienced hand in other to have a gig that will be convincing enough to get you jobs.

As a student you can be schooling while doing jobs on Fiverr and Upwork, you can earn so many monies that your school fees and feeding will never be a worry. Grab this opportunity now, chat me up for assistance.

How Does Fiverr Make Money In Nigeria?

As said earlier, Fiverr is a freelancing site that allows freelancers to get hired for particular services and in turn, they get paid.  Irrespective of your country of residence, you can still make money on Fiverr, please note that Fiverr payments are received via Paypal or Payoneer and you need to open accounts with them to be able to cash out.  All you need to do is following the steps above and create your own account, then start advertising your gigs on social media platforms and groups.

What Is The Best Freelancing Website For Beginners?

For me, all these sites like; Fiverr, Upwork and Guru are good for beginners but if I must pick one then I will go for Fiverr.  This is because their site is very flexible and their process less stressful, unlike others.  This is not saying that others are not good, it is my personal opinion based on my experience. 

Conclusion

Freelancing is a very lucrative job as I said before and the fact that you have the liberty of working anywhere and anytime is the beautiful aspect of it. Stop depending on people, grab this opportunity and start your own business.   Presently, the economy of this country isn’t that sweet so its best you earn money from sources overseas. I will help as many people as possible on how to succeed In Freelancing In Nigeria. 

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