How do you start freelancing without any experience?

The American workforce landscape is transforming into a freelance machine.

According to an article published in Quartz last year, it is estimated that approximately 40 percent of American workers will become freelancers within the next decade. That’s a substantial figure and it signifies that many are considering the at-home switch instead of hitting the concrete jungle on a daily basis.

Just like any other new endeavor, it takes a lot of research, dedication and disappointment when one begins to freelance, whether it’s in the writing, graphic design, administrative or marketing industry. Beginning a career freelancing without any prior experience can be difficult, but within time that changes for the better because it just takes persistence and some hard work.

Within time, it’s likely that a freelancer will maintain an immense portfolio, but in the beginning stages it’ll take some sacrifice and perhaps very little pay to start earning a desirable living from it. Here are some tips on how to start freelancing without any experience.

Test Projects

Create a blog and start posting items you have done yourself. Instead of writing an article or creating a graphic to sell, produce one to showcase to the rest of the world and then post it on a WordPress or Blogger blog. This way, there can be something physical to show potential clients rather than promises.

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