With millions out of work, the global economy in a sharp recession, and legitimate fears for the future abound, you might think this is absolutely the worst time to strike out on your own and be your own boss as a work-for-hire freelancer.
But according to numbers compiled by financial services company Payoneer, the current state of the freelance market might not be as dire as you think. While some freelancers have reported a downturn in demand, almost 40 percent said they've seen no change or even an increase in business over the past three months. A resounding 75 percent said their rates were still unchanged by the pandemic; and the average 2020 freelance hourly rate remained higher than it was just two years ago.
If you can get past the fear, the opportunity is still there for those looking to make it on their own.
And the training in the Kickstart Your Freelance Career Course Bundle can help you chart your path toward independence and prosperity working remotely as a skilled freelancer.
Over these eight courses, students earn a thorough understanding of what it takes to carve out a profitable living working for yourself as well as step-by-step guides and tips on launching a fulfilling freelance career.
The Freelance Kickstart: Start a Successful Business You Love and Sales and Marketing for Freelancers courses cut right to the heart of the matter by laying out how to achieve the twin pillars of a successful freelance lifestyle: handling assignments and clients like a true business, and forging the right mindset to succeed in that often competitive space. Students also learn the basics of a marketing plan to find and land new partnership accounts.
Meanwhile, the Freelance Success For Artists: A Quick and Easy Guide and The Complete Freelance Writing Courses dig into the specific considerations of these two large freelancing groups, offering guidance on creating a winning portfolio, building a reputation and experience, increasing income and staying on task without getting overwhelmed or succumbing to fear.
Of course, part of succeeding as a freelancer is succeeding in the arenas where freelancers are found. With How to Win Jobs Freelancing On UpWork, Kickstart a Freelance Editor and Proofreader Career on Upwork, and Fiverr: Start a Profitable Fiverr Freelance Business Today, the coursework examines how to navigate popular freelance job venues like Fiverr and Upwork. This training explains how to put together successful bid letters, find jobs that speak to your abilities and interests, and forge lasting and profitable relationships with clients.
The course package usually runs almost $1,600, but right now, the whole collection is on sale for a fraction of that total, just $29.99.
Prices are subject to change.