Basic Skills Needed By Every FreeLancer
This is the fourth lesson of the Free Business Manual, in which we will address the most important basic skills that every FreeLancer must possess. Although every field of self-employment requires some special skills, there is a set of basic skills that must be available for each FreeLancer, which contribute mainly to its success and help it to achieve more profits. In this lesson, we will address the most important of these general skills that every FreeLancer must possess and develop.
12 Essential Skills For Your Success In Freelancing:
Characterized by the free labor market(Freelancing) It is an open and competitive marketplace in which to be able to learn and develop his skills and capabilities. On the other hand, Freelancing has a special nature as you do not have a manager to guide you in what you must do, and you are supposed to have the skills to manage and develop your business. With this in mind, we will list here the most important skills that you must possess in order to help you succeed in Freelancing.
1- Self-learning Skill:
It is the ability to self-learn(self-learning) One of the most important skills of free Lancer. No one of us is familiar with all the technologies, all the skills, all the tools, and all the programs, and no one knows the directions or conditions of the labor market, how will they be after a year or two, so how can you compete in the midst of these daily developments in the new programs and technologies?
Your ability to self-learn(self-learning) It will always ensure that you are at the center of the action.
((Asking for help is good, but you will only feel the value of the information or skill that you have acquired after your hard work, from practicing, experimenting, researching)).***
Free learning here includes learning from the available articles, videos, and courses, of course, along with trying and trying.
2- Research Skill And Access To Information:
Research is your most powerful effective weapon ever, through which you can access the information or ideas that you need, and through it you can solve your problems, and develop your career always. In the world of freelancing, research boils down to dealing with search engines to find what you want on the Internet.
3- Skill In Dealing With Office Software Packages:
It is a Microsoft Office package(Microsoft Office) For stationery… It is the preferred package of many companies and institutions. A freelancer must Know how to deal with tables (Excel) And writing files (Word) And presentations (PowerPoint) They are all basic skills that a freelancer needs To get his work done, no matter which package he uses (Microsoft Office), Or directly online as a package (Google Docs).
4- Time Management Skill:
so good management of your time gives you precedence in the labor market, it reduces your stress and work pressure and gives you good and new job opportunities and achieving more achievements and more profits. So time is the primary driver of any Freelancer It helps him in his career advancement, and the time management skill helps you perform your tasks in a balanced and more effective way.
5- Good Communication Skill With Others:
The ability to communicate well with others is an inevitable skill in the field of freelancıng, in fact, a large part of your success, as a freelancer depends on your ability to communicate and form good relationships in your community, and the ability to deal professionally with your customers, which drives them to deal with you again.
6- The Skill Of Working In a Team:
It may come a day when you will be forced to work within a team, so you should prepare for that day and be certain that the ideas of others are completely different from yours, and that you must accept the criticisms and opinions issued by them with open hearts as long as it is within the framework of developing the tasks assigned to them.
7- Negotiating Skill:
One of the most important skills that must be available in any Freelancer It is the skill of negotiation, you must be a skillful negotiator. You should periodically review the prices of services that are representative of the service you provide because this helps you in the stage of negotiating with the customer so that you do not set prices higher than the average market price, so the customer refuses to complete the purchase, and at the same time do not set a price lower than the market prices and underestimate your right and your effort, Be balanced with your material requests.
8- Reporting Skill:
One of the necessary skills for every freelancer It is how to prepare reports properly, and it differentiates the professionalism of a freelancer And another, it always requires preparing summary reports of what you have done or a case report on a service that you will do, and in the event that your report is good and well designed, it will certainly contribute to the acceptance of your request and quickly with the business owners. Remember that business owners are always looking for an organized person who is able to show what they can implement, and who is able to prepare a report of what they have actually implemented.
9 – The Skill To Deal With Differences:
The customer’s dissatisfaction with the level of services you provide, or even your dissatisfaction as a freelancer On how some clients deal with you, they are all contained in the field of Freelancing Good and calm handling of differences requires training.
You have to be objective, sympathetic to the customer, and try to adopt the customer’s point of view and look at the dispute from the angle in which he looks.
Avoid offensive phrases, whether in your correspondence with the client or face-to-face, and you must be a good listener without interrupting the customer as he explains his point of view.
10- Skill Of Flexibility And Ability To Manage Priorities:
It has become very necessary in the current labor market to be flexible and adapt to all changes, as you have to adapt and adapt to the labor market at all times, and to use your day effectively by preparing a list of your work tasks required of you in the day, and to develop a short-term plan for your daily and weekly tasks And also create a long-term plan for your monthly tasks.
11- The Skill Of Managing Social Media Pages:
Social media is a great opportunity to form a community in your field and to get new clients constantly. Your clients are already present on social media, and you can build specialized pages about the services you provide, attract those interested in these services, and get great benefits. One of the most important features of social media pages is communication with customers, it allows you to get to know the comments of followers, discover their reactions to the services you provide, and gives you an additional advantage, which is developing what you offer faster. Social media pages It also gives you the ability to know the nature of the market in which you operate, you can notice changes in the behavior of consumers and customers so that you can modify the marketing path, or change your business strategy to suit the changes that have occurred to your target audience, and you can also directly ask customers.
12- Skill In Dealing With Technology, Interfaces, Systems, And Programs:
Freelancing on the Internet requires dealing with technology constantly, starting with defining the field of self-employment that you want to work with, preparing its own tools and training in dealing with them, through creating professional accounts on social networking sites, especially to LinkedIn, and creating accounts on freelance platforms, ending By completing a successful sale of your services.
At each of the above points, you will need to be able to deal with what comes in your way from programs, interfaces, platforms, and their advanced settings and options.