Complete freelancing guide to Nepalese

Nepalese can work for every corners of the world by freelancing !

The basic salary of Nepalese through a full-time job is near to the ground. Freelancing by side of your job can generate side income. You can start freelancing when you are a student, housewife, or professional. The right time to start freelancing is now because the time you lose is the money you lose. This post will teach you how you can build a great freelancing career and will dispute all your myths.

How can Nepali start freelancing in 2020?

1.     Sign up on freelancing site

2.    Have a profitable niche

3.     Generate portfolio & showcase

4.     Pitch yourself

5.     Deliver quality work

Let’s discuss about each of them.

1.     Sign up on a freelancing site

There are many freelancing websites that offer you a job. You may sign up to any one of them or multiple among them. FiverFreelancerTruelancerUpwork, are the most leading freelancing websites in which Nepalese can work. There are many other freelancing websites but the rest of them will take much of your time to progress.

2.     Have a profitable niche

Now, is the time to decide your services. You may be a programmer, Web designer, Graphic Designer, or SEO Expert. It may be the case you are not any one of them. But don’t worry. If you are reading this post, I believe you have a basic computer internet connection, and you understand basic English. This is enough to start freelancing. You may select your services not limited to enter data, type the documents, fill up the survey form or even like the Facebook posts, and watch youtube videos. Translation, Voice-over, Video editing, writing content can also be the service you provide. Be clear about what you will offer and work on the skills you decide.

3.     Generate portfolio & showcase

You need to show your experience to get a job and can have no experience without getting a job. Every client prefers to see your experience to trust in your expertise. Understand, respect, and get ready for the competition preparing the showcase for your past works. To showcase your work, be happy to work for free. Your future earning will compensate for your free worked hours. Working for free initially is not a waste of your time, its investment. For other businesses, you need to invest money, for freelancing get ready to invest your time.

4.     Pitch yourself

Pitching yourself means the way you reach your clients demonstrating your expertise. It may be your proposal, email, or an interview. Do homework before reaching out to the client. Make sure you write a wonderful proposal and have your great profile overview showcasing your experience and strengths. Pitch your idea in such a way that it convinces the client that you can do what the client is looking for. But never offer what you can’t do. Pitch yourself in such a way that it builds up the trust of the client on you. Don’t be a robot and have the same template of the proposal for every client. Be human, and learn to pitch different clients differently.

5.     Deliver quality work

From steps 1-4, you will get the job, now is the time to deliver the quality work. Try to over deliver all the time to get proper satisfaction of every client and get a good review. The satisfaction of the client opens up other opportunities to work with him in future or creates a gateway with good review to be trusted by other clients. Always be ahead of deadline.

Myths Nepalese have regarding freelancing

1.     Freelancing needs tech expert

This is the common myth on beginner freelancer in Nepal. You don’t need to be a computer programmer, Web or Graphic Designer, or have great skills in computers. Start freelancing with the minimal skills you have like Translation, Voice over, data entry, etc. You may work as a virtual assistant to manage the social media account of your clients.

2.     Freelancing needs brilliant English

Not all designers and web developer have extra-ordinary English. Conversational English is more than enough to get started. If your English is weak, you may consult with some other person for writing proposal and initial conversations.

3.     Paypal is not legal and money can’t be withdrawn

It’s true, Paypal is not legal in Nepal and it creates a difficulty in withdrawing money. But, freelancing sites like Upwork offers you the chance of withdrawing money directly to your local bank with minimum charge of $0.99 per transaction.

If you have any question regarding freelancing, post it in comment section below or reach me at: info@consultmanish.com

I wish all the best for your freelancing career.

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Apekshya bhattarai
Apekshya bhattarai
8 months ago

Very useful article!

Chandan Chaudhary
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Chandan Chaudhary
8 months ago

Useful one.

Jenisha Lamichhane
Jenisha Lamichhane
8 months ago

Great

Amar
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Amar
8 months ago

I like the way you deliver the things keeping it simple yet understandable. Keep going. Good wishes.

Prikshya
Prikshya
8 months ago

We want such more comprehensive articles.This definitely gonna help all the youths who are in search of doing something productive.

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