How to be Successful in Freelancing

To be successful in freelancing is the biggest challenge that an aspiring freelancer faces. One of the reasons for the challenge is the crucial points experienced by many. But, when critical issues happen, it doesn’t mean that everyone should stop breathing. Many were blossoming last year. Many of them have managed effectively to be resilient and adaptive to the current trends. Do you see becoming successful in 2022 as a big challenge?

This year is a new opportunity to re-write last year and achieve growth in any field. You may be a freelancer or business owner. This year is the perfect moment to make a difference. We have been helping freelancers and business owners leverage their online presence to be more successful and achieve the goals in their lives. Allow me to share 10 points that will make you successful this year.

Ten Points to be Successful in Freelancing


1. Get up and work

Most of the time, we encounter a series of ups and downs, and no matter what we do, it always haunts us. And sometimes, if we allow, these challenges will keep us from reaching our goals. But, to be successful in freelancing, you need to get up and work. No matter how emotional you are, you must be dedicated to thriving. It would also be best if you were consistent in what you want to achieve in this world.


2. Stop making excuses

One common reason for our unproductiveness is our excuses. We make excuses because we fear and don’t want to challenge. We always stay where we are comfortable. But, this year, allow me to challenge you to make things happen. Have courage and take steps little by little towards your goals.


3. Stop playing small (or a victim)

Making excuses, thinking you don’t deserve this, and feeling you are not worth it are a few indications that you are playing small. You think you don’t have what it takes, and you don’t take a chance to embrace change. What you can do today is to change your mindset. And start adapting how you can be a better person and be an achiever. Embrace change and make things happen.


4. Stop blaming others or the circumstances around you and start taking responsibility

Blaming other people for the situation that you are in will not help you. As an effect, it will stop you from achieving what you want in life. Others are just making excuses. That’s why they accuse other people or the situation of their failures. Leave that bad attitude and act differently. Decide on being a different person and start being consistent in doing something.


5. Stop procrastinating and resolve the negative emotions associated with it

Procrastination is mainly associated with negative emotions. It doesn’t mean that you procrastinate because you love doing it but because of the behind. There are different reasons why a person procrastinates, these includes:

  • Perfectionism
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of criticism
  • Avoidance
  • Low self-esteem
  • A tendency to self-defeat
  • Depression
  • Trouble focusing
  • Waiting until the last minute
  • Task aversion
  • Resisting challenges
  • Decision fatigue
  • Difficulty defining goals
  • A disconnect with the future self
  • Lack of energy

You should check on those negative emotions and make a strategy that will not procrastinate anymore. As a result, you will change your life. Thus, you will surely achieve your aspirations in a matter of time.


6. Focus

Focus on the essential things and have the determination to set your eyes on achieving them. Don’t allow distractions to hinder you from attaining what you are working hard for. One example of losing focus is not having the skill of prioritizing tasks. As freelancers, marketers, or business owners, we have so much on our plate. The key to being effective is to manage tasks well. On top of that, if you lose focus, you will prioritize unimportant things.


7. Have a purpose

Everyone has their purpose. May it is a person or a business, they have their purposes that fuel their existence. Living life with a goal can be helping other people or elevating difficulties. Your purpose is your deeper why on what you are doing right now. And for you to be successful in 2022, you need to find the meaning by embracing a purpose.


8. Stop impressing people

Many are impressing people on social media for the sake of showing off, thinking that what they are doing makes them happy. One secret to becoming successful in 2022 is living and working from things that make you satisfied and empower you. When you have this, you understand your most resounding why, and you focus on dreaming big and working on your dreams.


9. Say no

Learning to say “NO” keeps you not meeting your goals. Especially if you have many responsibilities and already set your task plan for that day, not saying yes will make you productive and effective. On the other hand, accepting tasks without thinking decreases your success rate.


10. Pray a lot

Prayer is essential for proper alignment. It can boost us, making us motivated and faithful to our goals. The Lord will help us and guide us, so include prayer in your daily routine. One of the breakfasts of the champions is to pray or meditate before starting their busy day.


Choosing a positive attitude is essential to achieving the goals that you set. I pray that this year will be different because you will be adopting these ten points to be successful in freelancing. Plan and walk your plans, and create difference now. Surge Freelancing Marketplace is here to assist freelancers and business owners in achieving their goals. And we commit ourselves to supporting you to be successful in 2022. If you need help to start freelancing, send a message to grace@filipinovirtualassistance.com.

In the meantime, here are guides that will help you achieve your freelancing goals this year:

  1. 10 Super Useful Tips to Start Freelancing as a Beginner
  2. Ways to Find Freelancing Jobs in 2022
  3. How To Choose Your Freelancing Niche
  4. Marketing Yourself According to your Competencies: Freelancing Guide for First Timer
  5. How to Nail your Freelancing Interview

Surge Digital Agency

Author Since: September 18, 2020

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