The holidays are just around the corner, and while many of us do not like to admit it, we’re thinking a lot about the gifts and other expenses. We want to buy nice things for our loved ones, contribute to our favorite charity, or take a vacation. But at the same time, we know that any of these might mean dipping into our savings or switching that latte for a drip coffee for some time.
At Freelancer.com, we have a couple of suggestions to help you double -- yes, you that read correctly -- your profit during the holidays.
These suggestions might also mean you have to do little sacrifices and adjustments on your holiday calendar. But if you’re serious about making more money when given the chance, then take our tips.
Work Longer Hours
While we understand you need your rest, just working an extra hour or two a day can add a significant spike to your earnings per week. You could get hourly projects completed quicker, milestones released faster, and ultimately more money in your pocket before the holidays hit.
Working longer hours might also help you engage with employers from around the world that you normally wouldn’t have been able to due to the time difference. This could make the projects be completed smoother, quicker, and most importantly, with an outstanding result. It's a win-win for you and the employers.
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Go the Extra Mile
This might seem obvious, and while you might say you do it, let's face it, it's easy to give in to mediocrity. Going the extra mile can bring more benefits into your life than you could ever imagine. It can help you get better reviews, more repeat employers, and most importantly, self-esteem boost.
Why is this the most important one you might be asking? By always giving more than what you are paid for, you are training your brain to do this in all circumstances. You will, later on, discover its positive effects in other aspects of your life, not just in freelancing.
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Bid on Urgent Projects
So you are working longer hours and going the extra mile, now what? Well, now it’s time to look for the bait. You can do this by browsing the projects on Freelancer. Under ‘Listing Types’ click ‘Urgent’, then add your relevant skills and the projects will begin to appear. Voilà! Begin bidding on the ones you have the adequate skills for, you have good understanding of, and above all, you can complete on time.
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Enjoy the Ride
“Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.”
By following these steps you should be on your way to earning more during the holidays. Although this might mean working longer hours and sacrificing some alone time, we promise it will be worth it.
You will be doubling your profit and will be able to spend it in any way you wish to. Just always remember to never compromise quality for quantity, it's never worth it in the long run.
Do you have tips on how to double earnings this upcoming holiday season? We’d love to hear them! Share your thoughts on the comment section below.