Too often freelancers find themselves worrying about finding more clients, charging more, or taking on larger projects in order to increase their income.
While those are all possible ways of bringing in more cash, sometimes all it takes are just some small tweaks to your business to make more money as a freelancer.
The changes that you need to make to your business don’t need to be drastic either. It could be as simple as calling yourself something other than a “freelancer.”
“To make more money, you have to stop calling yourself a freelancer and instead call yourself a consultant, strategist, professional, or something else that fits your expertise.”
Clientflow has put together an excellent article that will help you make more money freelancing. They bring up several great thinking points, but one that stood out to me was their take on outsourcing some of your work.
If you’re fairly booked up with current projects, but potential clients you want to work with keep contacting you, outsourcing the work to another trusted freelancer might be a great option to make more money.
“Outsource when you’re booked
I’ve always worked directly with most of my clients, but as things started to grow I had less time to work on every project that came my way.
Outsourcing is the best way to take on more projects than you can work on personally. To do this, you need to network and find people in your industry that have similar skills and experience as you. When new projects come, you can delegate them, handle the project management and make a good profit.
Of course, this only works if you hire people with comparable skills as you. For every project that you outsource, you should have the same results and quality as if you were working on it, so there is no inconsistency in your business.”
Be sure to check out the full article at Clientflow.