What are the skills that freelancers need to have in order to build a sustainable business (on top of the skills you actually have -- like the services you sell? It's not as easy as you might think.
It takes a special type of person to succeed at freelancing and keep it going for long.
There are many abilities that freelancers should possess in order to be successful at what they do.
Here are some necessary abilities freelancers should have, and how each one can help you generate more revenue while building a sustainable freelancing business. 👇
Selling Freelance services
The first necessary ability for building a sustainable freelancing business is the skill to sell freelance services.
Most freelancers seem to think that if their work is awesome, clients will come breaking through the door and shout "take my money now".
Nah, Nah. Won't happen. This thinking is the reason why most freelancers fail.
Even if it does seem to happen for a while, it won't last. You want a sustainable freelancing business; not just a passing fad that'll last exactly 3 months.
This may not seem like an important thing, but it's actually one of the most crucial abilities that people need in order to make money from their work.
Without this skill you might be able to do great work, but when you have no clients to even deliver the work for, why are we even talking about your skills in the first place?
The ability to sell your services is the single most important skill you'll have to develop.
No sales. No clients.
No clients. No revenue.