This week we spent some time analyzing the data of some of the most successful freelance consultants on LinkdPro.com, in a bid to share what it takes to become a top freelance consultant in Africa.
Pick your niche
If you want to become a successful freelance consultant, you need to pick a niche where you actually have real expertise.
Set up your platform
Usually, this is a website and at a minimum, you’ll want an explanation of your services, credentials and some testimonials to back you up.
Choose your rates
You may or may not want to publish these on your site. Keeping them private will give you the option to adjust them for certain clients when necessary.
Networking is an ongoing process that you can’t give up on. Network consistently so you’re always on the lookout for better, higher paying clients.
Learn to say no
If you find yourself getting too busy for new projects, it’s time to raise your rates. Do this consistently if you want to really make money as a freelance consultant.