Got More Work Than You Can Handle? Here are 3 Things to Do
The dream of almost every freelancer is to be highly sought after and to not battle for jobs but have work flow in, regularly and almost naturally. Bottom line, to have more work. This is possible for those who stay committed and act right. However, sustaining success can be a big challenge.
When you’ve hit that ‘super freelancer’ mark and have got more work than you can handle, here are three things you should do.
Having too much on your hands increases your chances of being unable to do everything all by yourself. Plus, rejecting work isn’t always a good idea, especially when you’ve got options to help you rake in more dollars in freelance income.
In this case, the best option you’ve got is to outsource. Visit crowdsourcing sites and seek the needed talents. Set desired criteria for application. To ensure you aren’t hiring an inexperienced or incompetent person, request project samples or a CV. When you’ve found someone who fits the bill, employ him or her.
After the foregoing comes the hard part for control freaks: delegating.
Like it or not, you’ve got to let go your control and trust others to do a good job. You can however allay the fear of imperfection by reviewing each person’s work before submitting to your client.
Build a Virtual Company will help with more work
If you’ve always dreamed of being your own boss and having people work for you, this might me the right time to actualize your dream.
Building a virtual company is an extension of the first option: outsourcing. I mean, you’ve got to hire people whom you deem credible and reliable. Mind you, location shouldn’t be a barrier, for the best talents may not necessarily live close to your state or country of residence.
Being the CEO of a virtual company providing freelance services is no easy task, I must admit. You don’t get to enjoy having face-to-face meetings and motivating your employees the conventional way. But resist the urge to think communication might be a clog in your organization’s wheel. There are many software (many of which I shall reveal in an upcoming post) that can help in aiding communication, keeping track of and organizing projects, as well as performing more complex, indispensable functions.
Before setting up a virtual company, contact your Lawyer to seek advice and review legal requirements and obligations.
Invest in yourself and your team
Having more work than you bargained for means your bank account must be seeing more cash than the average freelancer’s. A reasonable step to being a successful businessperson is expanding your base and not relying on freelancing alone. Explore more business opportunities using freelance income as capital.
It’s actually quite easy. Simply invest in whatever you consider lucrative while keeping your freelance job. Having multiple potential sources of income is awesome!
Your sojourn doesn’t stop when you become successful. With increased patronage, you have the option of either accepting or declining work as it comes. This post argues that the latter is a bad idea. Against it, you’ve been provided with 3 things you can do when you’re super successful.