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5 Essential Qualities You Need To Succeed As A Freelancer, Backed By Personal Experiences

In my previous post I wrote, this might be the best time to become a freelancer. Now that you know there is opportunity to take as a freelancer and you possibly can become your own boss, you must be very excited. But it is not as simple as it sounds.

According to many successful freelancers, the market is pretty competitive and if you want to make a place for yourself you have to be good enough. Then and again, there will be challenges of being a freelancer. You will have to work alone and be your own true boss and apply rules on yourself.

Then what to do, how one can navigate the world of freelancing and find a place for himself/herself? 

Instead of reinventing the wheel, again we took time to speak with few successful freelancers and asked them one simple question: name 5 skills to become a successful freelancer. Then we put together all their tips into this infographic. I hope this will help you to think through and prepare yourself on your way to become a successful freelancer.

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5 Qualities you need to succeed as a freelancer
5 Qualities you need to succeed as a freelancer
Mohammad Ruhul Kader is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur and writer. He founded Future Startup, a digital publication covering the startup and technology scene in Dhaka with an ambition to transform Bangladesh through entrepreneurship and innovation. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, and society. He is the author of Rethinking Failure. His writings have been published in almost all major national dailies in Bangladesh including DT, FE, etc. Prior to FS, he worked for a local conglomerate where he helped start a social enterprise. Ruhul is a 2022 winner of Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He can be reached at ruhul@futurestartup.com

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