How To be a Good Freelancer ?

You need to possess a number of traits to be a Good Freelancer.

1. Positive Attitude

Focus on the positive aspects of any situation, don’t waste your time on negative thinking.

Some people become leaders no matter what their chosen path because their positive energy is so uplifting. Even in tough times, they always find a way.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter
2. Courage

The ability to make fast, difficult decisions with limited information is critical. Consider the likely consequences of your decision and any available alternatives. Make your final decision with courage and conviction, take responsibility for it and follow it through.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston S. Churchill
3. Discipline

Prioritize your goals and be responsible for accomplishing those objectives. You must be able to regulate your time, attention and emotions.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn
4. Enthusiasm

Have a passion and enthusiasm for the job and for life, in general. Loving what you do instills confidence in your clients and adds to their enthusiasm for the job.

The real secret to success is enthusiasm.

Walter Chrysler
5. Confidence

It takes a great freelancer to take on the hard projects with authority and confidence. Be honest and openly communicate the rationale behind your decisions for long-term success.

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.

Dalai Lama
6. Vision

Having a clear picture of what needs to be achieved is a crucial quality. Spend time pinpointing what you need to achieve, and then plan the steps to get there.

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

Steve Jobs
7. Initiative

Without a decent level of self-confidence and initiative, you’ll struggle to become a strong and respected freelancer. Clients bring you on-board to fill gaps in their organizations.

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.

Victor Hugo
8. Patience

Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a thoughtful outlook on life. The quality of being able to calmly endure suffering, toil or delay is a virtue.

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
9. Perseverance

The steadfast pursuit of a task, mission, or journey in spite of obstacles, discouragement, or distraction. Focusing on the job in hand

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson
10. Trust

This isn’t something that just comes automatically it is something that you must earn. Involve your clients in all decision making rather than making unilateral calls. Be transparent and consistent so that your clients know what to expect and can count on you.

Aligning your words and actions will help to build trust.

Trust is earned when actions meet words.

Chris Butler