How to Start Freelancing from Bangladesh

Most of the students, in Bangladesh, want to earn their pocket money and want to be self-dependent. A few of them become self-dependent. I hope this number will increase gradually. This post will give them a brief idea on “How to Start Freelancing from Bangladesh”. But before that, we need to have a clear idea about a few concepts.

Who is a freelancer? [Do not be confused with the word Outsourcing]

A person who is self-employed and is not engaged with any particular organization for a long period of time is a freelancer. S/he can be treated as a temporary agent of an organization.[1] When the work given by the organization is finished, s/he may go to other companies to have another job. It is basically a contractual agreement for a particular job.

Freelancing became popular in the era of technology. It can be used for any person working for an industry.

Freelancing is not a tough job to do. But you need to be dedicated and organized to be a freelancer it. Because it needs time and hard work to be efficient in this way of learning.

Why freelancing is preferred by many people in Bangladesh? 

  • It can be done beside your study if you are a student.
  • You can do it sitting anywhere, literally.
  • It is a Flexible way of earning
  • Experience can be achieved
  • Local and global network can be created
  • You are able to take a job from anywhere in the world.
  • You do not need to invest lot of money; your skills set will give you advantage.
  • It can be done beside regular job.
  • You can develop your personal brand recognition

Freelancing is a great job for the people who like freedom and be their own boss. Specifically, for students this is a great opportunities to earn money as well as increase their efficiency in English writing.

 

How to Start Freelancing from Bangladesh

 

So, you want to be a freelancer! There must be a starting point. But what is that?

We will start from the requirements to be a successful freelancer.

Well, it totally depends on your target job what type of skills will be needed.

If you want to be a writer, you need to have a deep knowledge of vocabulary & English grammar; And you need to develop a knowledge and experience base on which you want to write actually. For online market researchers, habits of reading will help a lot to do online research.

If you want to be a web developer, you need to have different types of skill sets such as CSS, PHP, WordPress, or HTML.

But what if you want to be a blogger and  want to manage your own blog? You need to have different sets of skills like writing skill, SEO skills, and communication skills.

Here is a list of 30 types freelancing writing jobs. You may want to take a look here.

How to start: Step by Step 

Step 01: You achieve the skills; Achieve the skills and acquire the knowledge that are required.

Step 02: Practice, Practice and Practice; Make yourself a specialist on a particular field

Step 03: Make some real work, open a website and publish your work there to attract your future clients.

Step 04: Go to Upwork.com or Freelance.com or Elance.com; There are many others as well.

Step 05: Register your name there and open and account.

Step 06: Start Bidding and win a job.

Step 07: Finish the job and submit it to your client.

Step 08: Add a payment method and withdraw the money.


Further Reading: 

References 

  1. Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freelancer]
  2. http://advanceitcenter.com/

Author: faizul

Sheikh Faizul Haque, the founder of GotAbout, graduated from North South University, Bangladesh. His major was Finance and Accounting. Faizul has been writing in business blogs since 2013, also has a strong interest in Behavioral Finance, Risk Management, and Portfolio Management.

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