Being described as an expert in any field is a great achievement, being described as an online expert is an even more impressive feat. In the internet age we live in, everyone has some level of computer literacy and to be at an “expert” level in whatever skill you have online then fair play to you.
The previous comment was aimed at programmers and coders who have incredible and in depth knowledge of how a computer works. This article will focus on experts in different fields such as writing and film production and show three traits you need to have in your personality and your work that are essential if you want to take it to that next level.
If you begin a career as a freelancer then your ambition is to get to a level that nobody can top, in other words become the online expert for your specific topic area. It is very difficult to achieve but below are three things that you must possess that will give you the best chance of success.
Like anybody who is good at anything you have to have a passion for it. To become an expert you have to practice, refine, tweak and change your skills on a regular basis to keep up with the evolution of your specific field. If you are a budding film producer you have got to keep up with the latest editing technology and video cameras.
It is a given that you have to embroil yourself within every inch of your topic area in order to become the best at it. When you become the best, you then immediately rise to the top of employer’s lists. Your reputation precedes you and it is this that you must maintain at all cost.
Even if the work piles in, you have to maintain a certain level of performance in order to keep them coming for more. Obviously being passionate about your expert area will aid this greatly.
This is certainly a given, you have got to be pretty good at what you do. If your talent is mediocre then you might aswell call it a day, competition is that high you simply won’t get recognized online. You have to be unique and also have the ability to present that online.
The evolution of freelance platforms online, such as Enthuse, has resulted in simplicity rising to the top as the most important online trait. This company in particular provides you with a blank webpage from which you can do anything you want in order to showcase your talent. So you have to be selective and pick only your best works.
Make yourself stand out, be unique and don’t be afraid to break the mould.
As briefly mentioned in the previous paragraph you have got to be individual and unique. The difference will come in the way you convey your expert talent online. If you are a writer for example choose some interesting topics, or change up your layout, you know, try and make yourself seem different.
If there are 200 freelance writers, what makes your different from the rest? Its up to you to decide and show it off.
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Andrew is an author with over 5 years experience freelance writing. He loves to provide advice for budding writers.