Someone once asked me, to start as a freelancer, how do you get paying jobs if you’ve never been paid for one before? Everyone wants to see a portfolio. Every wants to know your experience. If you’ve never built a website before, they won’t hire you to build theirs. However, there’s lots of things you can do to gain experience when you are just starting out.
- Shift your mindset.
- You are a professional.
- Your portfolio is now more important than your resume.
- Make your own opportunities.
- Don’t undervalue what you know.
- Get your first clients.
- Do low-cost (or free) work.