How typically, novice online employees are afraid to be cheated by virtual employers. It’s my decision to work for remote basis was initially not easy. Too big a risk "Kidalova." There is always uncertainty in one's own abilities and fear of taking on something new. No less doubt and unstable earnings. But each coin has two sides, and freelance - also.
Not the one who does not try is mistaken, which means that confidence will come only with experience. The main thing is to know your fears “in person” and not to give your own phobias put an end to earning opportunities on the Web. But as shows life, the future is precisely in this format of labor relations.
What scares freelancers the most?
- First of all, this is suspense . It is inherent in us to fear all that is new, incomprehensible and the unknown. I remember my silent horror when I first looked at called freelance exchange - a specialized web portal that helps conclude short-term transactions for remote employers and employees. Fear is a natural first reaction. We were brought up on stereotypes of stable work from call to call, with strictly regulated weekends, lunch breaks and a full social package. IN to the distant, everything is completely different - more freedom of action and, accordingly, more responsibility for inaction. In other words, you become for yourself the chief manager and supervisor of quality and the timing of the performance of their work, on which the volumes directly depend fee.
- Choice issue .
me life situation pushed to search for remote work - liquidation my business. Therefore, I plunged into freelance, as they say, as in cold water - abruptly and with a head. Other applicants, while they have there is a choice and alternate airfield, hesitate in doubt. Having constant work somewhere in the office, they believe that even small money is better, but stable. And we still do not trust the Internet: nobody guarantees us there it doesn’t, and there’s a lot of trouble getting a competitive order, and prices, at first glance, are generally ridiculous. We are afraid to waste our efforts wasted and violate their notorious "comfort zone". But fear is needed to win, and it can be defeated only empirically - by trial and mistakes. Any path begins with the first step, and the task of the beginner freelancer decide to try, test their strength on a trial order, practice on test tasks that often offer employers. My advice - TRY IT! Even if something doesn’t work out, it’s not fatal, believe me. But the experience gained is priceless.
- Fiasco .
All one way or another, we are afraid to "screw up." Therefore, freelancers often give in to large and complex projects in their opinion. Respectable companies and firms, of course, put forward high candidates requirements. But not the gods burn the pots. Respond to the interested The project always costs you. After all, it so happens that after negotiations with by the customer, the “devil” is not as scary as he is painted. AND Having found out the details of the order, this will be exactly what you need.
- Financial matters.
Often customers deliberately do not bid, offering freelancers themselves voice the price for your work. It’s clear that the performer is bad guided by the exchange rates, hesitate to voice the desired number, so as not to scare the client and not seem greedy. Modesty is Of course, good, but not in matters of payment for the work done. Confidence will come with time. Having cooked in this kitchen for a while, you confidence you can distinguish low prices from high prices, and in depending on the level of complexity of the order, call an adequate price. Beginners can be advised to take risks and call the amount above average. Yes, the client can choose a cheaper performer, but may agree on your terms, so risk is a noble cause.
- Fraud .
K Unfortunately, such a concept as “scammers” is not only offline, but also online. Yes, no one is safe from scammers and freeloaders. And be thrown - the most common fear of novice workers on the Web. Inexperienced freelancers - a tidbit for dishonest customers. It is likely that if you become a freelancer, you will not have to burn yourself times, but do not despair and acquire paranoia. Exit yes - use "Transactions without risk" or take an advance payment. If a the employer also does not want to risk being thrown, offer him compromise - let the work be done and paid for in parts. So you both minimize risk.
Subsequently, the more orders you complete, the easier it will be to recognize the scammer from number of employers. As a rule, unscrupulous customers do not like fill out your profile, describe the project in a trivial style, and to their There are no reviews for this profile. By the way There is always information on the Internet about dishonest employers, and experienced freelancers are not too lazy to punch customer "on a black base." If it’s not in the database, under orders are available reviews, and this is not the first project proposed an employer on the exchange, you can take a chance. Any business is a risk, and Freelance is no exception.
on in fact, fears and doubts of applicants for remote earnings weight. I did not list secondary, such as absence social package, disapproval of others, painful perception of criticism with parties and other factors. But for the sake of justice - in life they torment us same phobias. And if in life we deal with them, then why not can we deal on the web?
But I’ll say in favor of freelance that now I really like to work at home or in any convenient place where there is Internet. No gliders office discomfort, the need for a little light to get to work through the whole city and stand in traffic in the evenings. I manage my own quite happy with the time. What do you think about this: to be or not be removed?
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GIF Freelancer Life
When did the first project on freelance
When the customer sends urgent changes
When asked to make a copy of Google for 5 thousand hryvnia
When agreed on a prepayment in USD
When the project budget is 10 times less than the cost of an hour of your work