Do’s And Don’ts In Freelancing…

Things Freelancer Should do and Don’ts

Gaurav Koli
3 min readNov 6, 2022


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In the freelancing there are things that a freelancer should must do and things which they shouldn’t. I’m going to discuss them with you. Read whole blog so you can have some help.


  1. DO know your value. Understand how much your services are worth compared to others in your industry of similar skill levels and charge accordingly.⁠
  2. DO set a minimum fee for your services. Sometimes clients want really small jobs done that aren’t worth it for you but important enough for the client! Figure out the minimum amount you will charge despite the size of the job.⁠
  3. DO keep track of your finances. Know how much you are earning and spending. In fact, set a date with yourself once a month to track your finances⁠.
  4. Do build your reputation. Your reputation is everything on the online platform. If somebody gives negative feedback about your work, It will affect you work in the future and make hard to get clients.
  5. Do Improve your skills based on your domains. If you keep improving your work you’ll master it. Clients prefer more experienced freelancers to do their work.


  1. DON’T work for just experience or exposure: One of the biggest insults a client can make, especially for creative freelancers, is to ask them to work for exposure instead of money. Here’s a hint: if the client has a big enough following to give you good exposure, then they would also have the budget to pay you.⁠
  2. DON’T be afraid to fire a client. It is okay to part ways with a client. If they are a constant source of stress or anxiety for you, they probably aren’t worth the money.⁠
  3. DON’T forget to have fun. While you’re at it, remember to plan some time for leisure. You’re earning all that money for a reason, after all. Treat yourself to a night out every once and a while, or do whatever it is that you do to unwind, relax, recharge, and have fun.⁠
  4. DON’T forget to treat your clients right! Clients are your everything, If you treat them properly you’re already winning with sell.
  5. DON’T forget that your work is your value. Provide high quality best work to your clients so you can have more return customers for your service.

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