Many people these days think of freelance work as a great way to make side income while others use it to earn a living full-time. But freelancing isn't just a "shiok" way to earn money, getting started can sometimes be a rather daunting and confusing process.
Where do you start first? Whether you're a writer, photographer, model, or a makeup artist etc, breaking into the freelance market is almost always about marketing yourself, like the marketing student's 4Ps. Here's tips on what to do:
I just want to try making some cash on the side…
When you're first starting out, building your portfolio and learning the ins and outs of freelance work is a priority. You'd want to take up as many projects you can that will help you discover and hone your strengths regardless if they were paid; use them as opportunities to build up a varied portfolio and to explore your craft.