How to become a freelancer in Bangladesh with no experience
Freelancing is a free profession. A freelancer does not depend on any government or non-government organization for his job and salary. He generally gives service and gets his payment. They do their work very freely where there is no boss or long-term responsibility for an organization or institution.
At present, freelancing has become one of the most wanted professions across the world. Many people get involved with freelancing as their one and only profession. Besides, some do it as a part-time profession that is able to give him proper economical support.
Do you want to be a successful freelancer?
Nowadays, many youngsters in Bangladesh are dreaming to be successful freelancers. If you want to earn and save a lot independently, then freelancing might be a perfect choice for you. Students may support themselves economically by doing it as a part-time job.
However, hundreds of thousands of people have been choosing it as their main profession since a freelancer has no limit of income. He can be a successful entrepreneur.
As a freelancer is able to earn a lot and it is an independent profession, many people have a strong ambition to be a successful freelancer in their life. At a time, you can do your other daily works with this profession.
So, this article is for you if you want to be a freelancer in Bangladesh and need some tips or directions. In this article, we are going to give you proper direction about how to become a freelancer in Bangladesh (even if you have no experience).
Things to Have for Becoming a Freelancer
You need to go through some essential guidelines. It is not possible to be a freelancer in a single day. So, you have to cherish the dream and work for it to be successful in your effort.
Even though you may have good skills, you will not be able to get your job without following some essential tips. Now come to the point and let me tell you some of the key facts that you need to have.
01. Special skills to provide service
To become a freelancer, first of all, you do have some skills that you have to present to your clients. It is necessary to have a special skill by which you will provide service. You can make a good portfolio that will help you to get jobs from different clients from the very beginning. At this time as you have no client’s review, having a good portfolio is urgent. It actually makes a communicative bridge between you and your clients.
02. Good Command in English
Undoubtedly, you do have a good command of English if you want to be a freelancer. English is an international language. So, this language will be used as a medium of communication with the clients of other nations. I am not saying that you have to be a professor of English; rather you should have the ability to communicate with others by using this language.
It is necessary for clear comprehension of your work. If someone is able to understand the language clearly, he will not understand his client’s guidelines on what to do actually. English language skill is essential to communicate with buyers and comprehend their guidelines.
03. Computer Skill
To be a freelancer, you need to have good computer skills. For example, Microsoft office, excel, notepad, and some other basic knowledge are necessary. They are perhaps not your targeted works but some basic things to assist your work. But for a particular job, you should gain practical knowledge about particular works. There are a lot of fields in the freelancing sector. For a web developer, it is mandatory to learn how to program perfectly and utilize the knowledge in practical works.
04. Budget your time
It is very essential to budget your time for freelancing. To receive excessive orders without understanding them clearly, may affect your freelancing career negatively. So, be fixed in your schedule and take orders as much as you can complete in time. A freelancer should have the aim to submit works without any error. So, time management is necessary to continue your job.
05. Aim to be successful instead of earning money only
Success does not come with money only. As a beginner, you need to improve your skills again and again. Initially, a freelancer is very skilled and does not have enough opportunity to skip any project for a low budget. First of all, you have to work on drawing your clear image in front of national and international clients. So, do not hanker after money only. Work for reputation and continuous practice.
Perseverance is the root of every success. If it is freelancing, then you have no way to go forward without it. Many newbies give up the profession when they do not get any job for a month. But I will suggest you not give up. Don’t befool by giving up. Freelancing is not for those who do not have patience because the fruits of freelancing do not come within a single day.
You need to be industrious. Freelancing is for the hard workers. But there is nothing to worry about. You know that the beginning is always hard. But you will be used to your job very soon. Then everything will seem as easy as drinking water from a pail.
Where to learn Freelancing in Bangladesh
This is one of the most frequently added questions about where we will go to learn freelancing in Bangladesh. It is true that each beginner has the same question and most of them become confused about where to go.
No worries! There are some government projects like LEDP (Learning & Earning Development Project). They teach freelancing for free. It is the best option for the students.
Besides, one can learn freelancing from different IT institutions. In addition, there are a lot of online courses available in exchange for a certain amount of money.
But I think one can learn different skills just by watching YouTube videos only. But for this, he should have a strong determination and a map that will help you cover everything in order.
Choose a freelancing sector
Freelancing can be of different categories. It is normal that a single person cannot be proficient in all the sectors. So, he needs to choose one of them for his freelancing job. There are so many fields in freelancing. But today I am going to introduce you to several major sectors that you can take as your freelancing profession.
01. Content Writing
It is the best-suited one for a student. Content writing is a standard job. Here you need to write articles on some given keywords. Content is the king in the world of the internet. A website is nothing with any content. If you have a good command of English, then you can write articles as your profession that will give you standard economic support.
For a content writing job, you need to create an account on an online marketplace. Then you have to create a gig or service for content writing there. Here the clients will find you by searching the job title in the marketplace search engine. However, you can do it offline as well.
In addition to this, you can write for yourself. You may build a website in a specific niche you are proficient in. Then write for yourself and upload the contents to your own website. This way, you can manage to earn money through Google AdSense or affiliate marketing or branding any products or company.
02. Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing is a big sector. There are so many scoops of this field such as content writing, Email marketing, Facebook marketing, Instagram marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Lead Generation, and so on. Digital marketing is such a kind of marketing that is operated through digital platforms.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the major scope of digital marketing. An SEO expert can promote a website by creating different types of backlinks like profile backlinks, forum backlinks, web 2.0 backlinks, etc. SEO is not so complicated. So, you can learn it easily and earn a huge amount of money.
03. Graphics Design
Graphics Design is another major field of freelancing. Those who love to create designs are strongly recommended to utilize their skill as a means of earning money. Vector design, business card design, T-Shirt design, logo design are some of the smartest design works that you can learn and earn a lot of money. If you love it, you can learn it from an experienced person or a premium online course. I suggest you learn from a premium course if you are well-off. But you can definitely learn through free YouTube videos.
04. Web Design and Development
It is one of the most wanted scopes of freelancing. There is no doubt that it will take much time if you go to learn web design and development. Besides, you need to have some existing knowledge about program languages such as Python, C++, Java, or HTML. But this is the smartest one in freelancing. If you have some clear knowledge about programming and want to do it as a profession, I encourage you to be patient and give strong effort to it.
Which platform should I choose for freelancing?
There are many online platforms for freelancing. Now the question comes which one might be perfect for you. Perhaps, you know that Fiverr, Upwork, SeoClerks, Freelancer.com are some of the hottest marketplaces. It does not matter which one you will choose but you must have a clear knowledge about what you are going to do.
The one and only duty is to learn a skill properly. When you are working as a freelancer in a marketplace, clients need perfection. If you are not able to fulfill their requirements, they may give you negative reviews that might be an obstruction in getting further jobs. However, you may start your freelancing job under the supervision of an experienced freelancer. Then, you will gradually achieve perfection.
However, it is quite hard to get clients at the very beginning of your freelancing career. So, you can manage clients on LinkedIn. It is one of the biggest business social media in the present world. Hundreds of thousands of business minded people are connected to this platform. Apart from this, you can find clients by sending emails to a person or organization who needs your skill.
How to start the freelancing journey
First of all, know the fields and scopes of freelancing. It is very essential to know the ins and outs of your targeted area. I mean your target should be concise and you need to have a complete comprehension of the field you are going to work in.
Second, you may have an interest in particular things. So, you have to observe whether any field of freelancing is relevant to your interest or not.
Third, check different job posts on different marketplaces. It will help you understand what else you need to learn. Freelancing is perhaps the most updated profession. A freelancer needs to be up to date with the passage of time and clients’ requirements.
Fourth, after having a clear knowledge about different fields, you have to learn the skills. You can go to a training center or practice with your own accord. I prefer learning at home. If you understand by yourself, nothing can stop you in the journey.
Fifth, ask an experienced freelancer who works in the same field you are going to work in. But please never irritate anyone by asking about the shortcuts of earning money. You should know the fact that nothing good comes with shortcuts.
Finally, I want to say one thing that you need to keep strong determination and patience. You may fail to understand something but it is not fair to lose your heart. Just try again and again. Surely, you will be successful.
There are millions of freelancers in Bangladesh but all of them do not earn an equal amount of money. Some are unable to get a single job and some are having six-digit income each month. Actually, it depends upon skill and experience.
To become a freelancer, you have to sharpen your skills. It is not fair to hanker after money only. I hope this article has given you a clear idea about how to start freelancing and how you can be a successful freelancer. Now it is your turn to choose a niche and step forward.
Most freelance marketplaces use PayPal as their primary payment method. Since PayPal is not available in Bangladesh, freelancers are using PayPal alternatives.