Why is it necessary to develop your own business by removing dependencies from freelancing sites?
At the very beginning of your freelancing career, online based freelancing sites are the first choice of almost everyone to start working by finding clients. Everyone who is involved in this profession knows about freelancing sites like Fiber, Upwork or People Per Hour and has worked on them. However, I have noticed a tendency among the freelancers in our country. That is, they become completely dependent on these freelancing sites once they work on them. As can be seen later, due to this dependence, they have to travel in different ways Honestly, working on such sites is perfect for beginners, but you should never have the mindset to work on these sites for the long term. Instead, everyone should focus a little bit on how to develop their own freelancing business from the beginning of their career. In today’s article I will discuss about the need to develop your own business by removing dependencies from freelancing sites. Needless to say, I am writing today’s article entirely from my own experience. So I hope everyone will read this article A to Z carefully
Why are freelancing sites not suitable for long-term work?
Let’s start with a real life example. Suppose Rahim is very good at graphic design. He used this skill to start working on a popular freelancing site with the intention of becoming self-reliant and within a few days he started getting clients. Gradually the number of his clients began to increase, at the same time the number of positive reviews and the number of income began to increase. Rahim thought that since there is a good response from the clients, he will always work on this freelancing site. Everything was going well. But one day he suddenly saw that his profile on the freelancing site had been permanently disabled. Rahim could not recover the profile even after many attempts. He later began to regret why he only relied on this freelancing site and why he did not have any backup plan. This did not happen to Rahim alone, but there are many freelancers with whom this happened.
This is the main problem of online based freelancing sites. There is no stability in these sites The authority of these sites can disable your profile whenever they want. They are not at all concerned about your earnings or how many positive reviews you have. As a result, once they permanently deactivate someone’s account, it cannot be recovered after thousands of attempts. In other words, there is no guarantee that you will always be able to work on these sites
Also these types of sites are always more focused on the clients who are taking services from the site. They pay more attention to the clients than the freelancers That’s why even if the client gives a bad review, they often block the opportunity for freelancers to work on that site. In short, no matter how much a freelancer’s income or positive reviews are, there is no stability of his income on these sites.
Another thing to note when working on freelancing sites. That is, when working on these sites, freelancers always have to work according to the rules of the site, because if you do not follow the rules, there is a fear of deactivating the ID. Why don’t you give any kind of service to the clients, you have to follow the rules of the site In this way, there is no opportunity to express one’s identity.
As well as the amount of money that is earned by providing services to clients on freelancing sites, a portion of it has to be paid to many sites as dividends. In other words, you will not get the full part of the money you will earn.
If I talk about the popular freelancing site Fiber, it is seen that this site offers services to the clients through Mainly Gig Publishing. As long as Gig ranks, a freelancer gets clients from here. As can be seen many times, Gig’s ranking goes up to 7 Then no matter how much the freelancer is not an expert or no matter how hard he tries, he doesn’t get clients like before. As a result, they become frustrated and do not know what to do because they do not have a backup plan.
So, it can be said that a freelancer should never rely only on various freelancing sites online. Because no matter how much expertise or income there is, at the end of the day there is no stability on these sites.
What to do then?
By now everyone must have realized that any freelancer who has a “I will only work on online based sites” mentality should get rid of it. At the same time, everyone should focus on developing their own freelancing business. For example, if someone works in graphic design in the online marketplace, then he can build his own graphic design business if he wants. Let’s take a look at the benefits of having your own business.
One of the major benefits of having your own freelancing business is stability. Unlike online sites in your business, there is no chance of the account being permanently closed at any time. Not only that, here you do not have to work under the rules made by them under another organization. Rather, you are your own boss in your own freelancing business. So you have full freedom to decide for yourself what the business policy will be like, exactly how to grow the business or how to reach out to potential clients. So you can safely show your individuality here. In other words, if you have your own business, you can find peace by working in it, which freelancing sites can never give.
Another great advantage is that whatever you earn from your freelancing business is entirely yours. No site has to pay a portion of its earnings here. Besides, in your own freelancing business, like the online site, Gig does not lose its rank and does not get clients. Because in these businesses the whole process of finding clients is conducted based on planning, own expertise and marketing strategy. That’s why if you can set up a business right through proper planning and marketing strategy, then you don’t have to think about getting clients anymore. Instead, you will get the opportunity to work with the client of your choice, in addition, if you can provide the right service, only one client will come to get the service from you again and again. In other words, if you have your own business, you will also get an ideal client, which is not very possible to get by working on an online site.
All in all, it can be said without any doubt that if you put effort behind your business without relying only on freelancing sites, it is one hundred percent effective to bring long-term success.
That was our discussion today. This is what I want to say to all freelancers, even if the freelancing site is the right way to start a career, never rely on it completely. Instead, always try to figure out how to develop your business outside of the marketplace. Then you will see that even if it takes time, you will gradually reach a stable and successful state.