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Benue: All You Need To Know Before You Become a Freelancer

Benue State is civil service dominated no doubt, so it is fertile ground for the freelancer

As such,  a huge number of stive to survive because of the limited availability of job in the state. The best option available is to offer freelance services to people withing and get paid instead of waiting until God knows when for the Government to provide the job.

So, if you probably want to become a freelancer 0r offer freelance services may be as a student looking for ways to make a side income for your self, you are a graduate without a job or you have a skill or you’re not satisfied with your current pay

Then, stick around friend this post is for you, I will be showing you step by step all you need to know to become a pro-freelancer and how to make money doing freelancing.

The Good Thing is:

You will avoid the trouble going to work everyday boss issue and all of that. You are your own boss work for them and get paid for the job you do anytime ( sounds cool right?).

What You Must Know About Freelancing:

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]efore you start your own freelance business, you should be aware of the pros and cons for your decision. After all, this type of decision has the potential to be life-changing, in either a positive or negative way. But we’ve done the work for you. Here are the top five positives and the top five negatives of becoming a freelancer in lieu of a full-time, 9-to-5 employee.

Why is Freelancing Important?

Freelancing is important for many reasons as it concerns the employers, freelancers, and the economy. … Employees normally want full-time jobs upfront, while a freelancer would be more than happy to work on only a few projects. Freelancers can then be offered full or part-time positions, or even work as needed.

5 advantages of being a freelancer

1. Flexible Hours – The first advantage of becoming a freelancer is that you can work whenever you want. You get to choose your own hours. If you want to sleep in until noon, you can do that. If you want to take the weekend off so you can explore the city, by all means, go for it. As a freelancer, you can actually work during your most productive hours, and those hours don’t have to fall in during regular business hours.

2. Control over Jobs and Clients – When you work for someone else, you don’t get a choice of who you work with. You can become stuck with unprofessional or rude clients. But, when you’re a freelancer, you can choose with whom you work. If you don’t mesh well with a client’s personality or business or payment philosophies, you can pass on the opportunity and wish them the best. It’s as easy as that.

3. Work Wherever You Want – Whether you prefer consistency or shaking things up when it comes to your work environment, you can choose to work wherever you want, whether you choose to work in a local coffee shop or while you’re on vacation in Europe.  You are no longer stuck in an office or even in your home. Find a place in which you work best. You could work in a park, at the library, or in your living room while you’re wearing your pajamas.

4. You’re the Boss – You no longer have to answer to anyone but your clients and yourself. No one is hanging over you or micromanaging you. You are free to do as you please, when you please. Making all the tough decisions just became your responsibility; you have all the control.

5. You Keep All the Profits – No longer do you have to work for a flat rate, no matter how large the projects are taht you complete. Now, you get to allocate or keep all the profits from your large and small projects and clients. This gives you the freedom to then use that money to improve yourself and expand your business.

5 disadvantages of freelancing

1. Not Steady or Reliable Workloads – Unfortunately, being a freelancer means that your income and your workload are unstable and inconsistent. For the most part, you won’t be able to depend on any regular project, client, or profit, whereas you would know the exact pay you’ll receive at a traditional job.

2. Distinguishing Between Work and Personal Time – Being your own boss and working from your home also means that it can be difficult to distinguish between your work time and your personal life. This means that you can work long hours and never make time for your personal interests.

3. A lot of Legwork – You are now in charge of finding all your own clients and projects. When you worked a traditional job, your projects were probably handed to you. But now, you’re the sole person responsible, so that means a lot of legwork on your part.  And that means you have to wear many hats, including marketing, advertising, and sales.

4. Not Getting Paid – Being a freelancer also means that you run the risk of not getting paid. This is fairly common in the freelance world, and one more hat you’ll have to wear is that of a debt collector. There are ways to protect yourself from non-paying clients, but sometimes you won’t realize you’re at risk until it’s too late.

5. No Employer Benefits – Health benefits are expensive. Depending on your current health, switching to a freelance lifestyle might not be in your best interest. Also, starting your own freelance business means you no longer have paid sick days or vacation time to use. Every day you don’t work is a day you won’t get paid.

Now you know the reality of freelance

Whats Next:

How to make Money freelancing in Benue state:

Heads up:

Benue state is dominated by the following business;

  1. Hotel Business
  2. Petro Service Station
  3. Event centers
  4. Clubs
  5. Bars/Restaurant
  6. Photo studio
  7. Makeup/beauty studio- Check how to set up beauty saloon Fast
  8. B3t Shops
  9. Fashion Designing

The list above shows a typical Benue Business sphere, so acquire a skill to be able to add value to any of this niche is a Cash-Cow of your Freelance Business.

As the saying goes:

Skills +Value = Money (there is totally no magic) about getting paid without a value.

So here is the deal: Make a research on a business related to your area of expertise, approach them politely a show them clearly how you can or intend to add value to their business

No Business will say no an opportunity to make money.

Let use hotel for example;

You Approach a hotel owner or the General Manager of a hotel as the case may be,

Tell them you want to help them Make Money (that’s Bold right).

He or she will be prompt to give you attention.

The next thing will be questioned like

How?

Bingo! that question is an opportunity you should not miss

Go straight to the point.

Tell him you will provide guest will pay for a room, Event hall and you will get a commision in return.

That how to go about

He will never say no. (the only thing I see is to strike a deal on what percentage to will be paid per guest referred)

Use these example as a base for your business niche so you can get paid for your value.

 

Conclusion:

My friend do not just sit and wait for the government to provide a job, start small buy learning a skill to enable you to offer services that will reward you. As you can see right now this post you’re reading is my side hustle addiction to other businesses I do.

 

 

 

 

 

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Written by pajon

Hello Every one,
My Name is Paul Ajonye AKA “PAJON” Academically am an Industrial Physicist (A Die Hard Tech Lover) , I Have an undying love for wealth creation and success, most importantly solution driven with the infinite passion to see people grow their businesses online/offline this is Exactly how I found myself become a Pro-Business Development Strategist (Tech approach) I have proficiency in the following areas; Sales & Marketing strategy for small business, Lead creation, Digital Marketing and Hospitality solutions (with over Six years Proven Practical Experience) that works.

I went into blogging in a quest to solve problems, provide useful information and show my proficiency to the world at large.

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