5 Tools and Tips To Help You Build a Successful Freelance Career

5 Tools and Tips To Help You Build a Successful Freelance Career

At Visually, we know a thing or two about creating outstanding products with an army of freelancers. The Visually Marketplace enables thousands of creative professionals – data journalists, information designers, video producers, creative directors, and more — to find work, producing visual content for clients, with the help of our collaborative tools.

Of course, to build a successful, prolific freelance career, you need more than luck and access to clients online. Here are five key skills that will go a long way in helping you find success:

1. Market Yourself

You might have rockstar design skills, a knack for storytelling or coveted coding chops, but without a personal marketing strategy, no one will know that you are open for business. All good freelancers should have a robust online presence – from public social media accounts (keep it professional, please) to a personal website, digital portfolio, and more. A well-defined personal brand can go... keep reading

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