Freelancing has become more popular than ever before, and more and more people are looking to start their own small businesses. Whether it’s a side gig to your full-time job, or you are looking to turn your side business into a full-time job, freelancing can be a great way to increase your income. 

As a philanthropist and entrepreneur with decades of experience in business management, Valentino DiGiorgio is passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their full potential. Read on for 5 tips on how you can start a freelance business in 2023.

  1. Define your goals for your freelancing gig. Is this going to be a side business forever or do you intend to make it your full-time job? How much income do you need to be making? What are your current skills? 
  2. Niche down. You will find much more success if you narrow down your area of expertise to suit a specific client. 
  3. Think about who your ideal client would be. Write it all down on a piece of paper. How can you help them solve their problems?
  4. Do research into the going rates for your specific type of freelance work. This will vary based on where you live, the kind of work you do, who your clients are, etc. Don’t undervalue yourself.
  5. In order to stand out online, you need to create a website and portfolio to showcase your work to prospective clients.