Before starting the freelancing career, We (Me & Shajjad) took our time to set up our startup IdeaBuzz, rented office at khulsi in Chittagong and got a couple of local clients. At first, we had no interest in freelancing. We had some misunderstandings about Freelancing i.e. Bangladeshi Freelancers couldn’t earn smart money and It’s tough to get jobs in the freelance market in an early stage.
At the very beginning, Shajjad tried to be little more serious in Odesk (presently Upwork). He got his first project within two weeks. He got another one after the completion of the first one rather quickly. His success inspired me, and he kept pushing me to start my freelance journey.
I was confused about my success in freelancing. Because I was only aware of Keyword Research back then. However, I decided to take Odesk seriously. I was looking for “Keyword Research” Jobs at Odesk and noticed some available jobs. I prepare my proposals according to the job descriptions. Though I was new at Odesk, I had confidence in my Keyword Research skill, and I only needed a chance to proved myself.
I was lucky! I got a reply from one client. He was a little uncomfortable with my $10 hourly rate and a little bit unsure about my capability to find profitable keywords according to his criteria. He asked to provide him a test keyword for $10. keyword research was my passion. So, finding profitable keywords turned out to be the perfect job for me. I provided him a perfect keyword and he got amazed by my performance. Then he hired me again for his next project at $10 hourly rate. 🙂
That is how I started my freelancing career. Till then, I got lot’s of projects and you know lots of projects means lots of money too. 🙂 I hope to tell you more stories from my online career in future that will give you the inspiration to get success in your life.
Thanks, Shajjad to help me starting my freelance journey!