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How Confident Are You In Your Craft?

Here’s what I think

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Everyone wants to learn a skill, so they can become freelancers and work from a holiday destination, at a beach or something.

While this is great, there’s the less glamourous side of freelancing which only freelancers who have been in the game for long know about and can attest to. And it’s the rollercoaster you get every month trying to look for work or keep your already existing clients satisfied.

It’s a never-ending struggle because as a freelancer, you’re only as good as your previous job.

And the major determinant of how far you go is how confident you are about what you do.

The thing is, you might not even be the one doing the work. Maybe you followed Tim Ferriss’ 4-hour rule and you decided to outsource everything. But the truth is, if you’re not confident, you won’t be able to land clients or get reasonable deals.

I’m not going to tell you how to be confident about your craft, because I feel like it’s common sense. Confidence comes from experience and ability. When you’re familiar with the ropes, it’s easier to convince the next person that you’re good enough.

Even if you don’t know the craft, and maybe you run an agency, you can show experience by showing the work history of a particular freelancer in your team.

Experience signifies ability

If you’re not going the agency route, and are doing everything on your own, then simply sharpen your skills every day.

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