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If you had the option to work in a multinational corporation and still have flexible working hours, would you go for it? Also, not to forget that it is a great opportunity of gaining immense working experience.
Odds are, the majority of the people would hunt down such an option. Well, you’re lucky to have been born in the age of freelancing. Now, as these corporations adjust to the dynamics of the ever-changing business landscape.
These corporations are also looking for flexible operational structures. Amongst these structures, there is an option of hiring an employee for a particular task/task for a brief period. Corporations prefer such employees as short-term contractual employees or as the market refers to them; freelancers.
So, well MNCs want to hire freelancers and freelancers are looking for better opportunities and greater pay. Great! What’s left now, you must ask. Well, for starters there is a huge freelance market but not every freelancer gets such gigs nor any corporation would hire any Freelancer.
To land such work, as a freelancer, you must have years and years of experience in your respective field. Virtually, you have to be an expert in your area of work. Client testimonials, your virtual portfolio (personal website or blog page), and other work profiles over freelancing platforms are crucial as well. With all this, another must-have is, of course, an immensely strong portfolio to back your claims.
That is out of the way, let’s get into how you can become a freelancer for an MNC. Following are a few.
Build a digital/virtual portfolio in a variety of formats, such as a website, a video, or a PDF. A compelling cover letter and a short CV should also be included in your portfolio.
Poor grammar, misspellings, and texting lingo are bright red flags. Your potential employer will deduct some points irrespective of what kind of work you do.
On the other hand, a stunning profile that doesn’t exhibit your talents through an online résumé or portfolio will get you some bonus points.
You may display your gig on any of the following portfolio platforms according to your skills:
- Graphic Artists Guild
If you have a good bio and a strong portfolio, modern freelancers sites like Upwork and Fiverr should be enough to get you started. Of course, they’ll just start but to show an MNC that you’re legit you’d have to go a step further.
Yes, by a step ahead I mean get a website. Your website. Design, create and curate your virtual portfolio on your domain. If that feels a bit much, then at the least create your blog page.
This is required for you to have some web presence. So, when your clients Google you, they get your work profile quite easily.
However, don’t worry too much about promoting the blog or website, though. As most of the background checks are done over the platforms like Upwork or through social media.
MNCs like businesses always seek the services of a professional or an expert. As a result, you must establish yourself as an authority on the subject for the customer to engage you.
The following are some low-cost techniques to show that you’re the expert that everyone should hire:
- Create an eBook and use interviews and public speaking to promote it. On sites like Barnes & Noble Press, Kobo Writing Life, Apple eBook Store, and others, you may publish for free.
- On platforms like Nebula, Skillshare, Teachable, Podia, and others, you may create free online courses.
- To raise brand awareness, provide educational items. Infographics, films, whitepapers, press releases, animations, and other types of content can be created and published on compatible platforms.
- Collaboration with an online invoice maker for educational purposes and brand awareness can also be opted for. Since platforms like Refrens are always looking for collaborators to partner with for more brand awareness and educating their clients.
To get a gig as a freelancer with an MNC, you must have years and years of experience in your respective field. Virtually, you have to be an expert in your area of work. Client testimonials, your virtual portfolio (personal website or blog page), and other work profiles over freelancing platforms are crucial as well. With all this, another must-have is, of course, an immensely strong portfolio to back your claims.
Always evaluate platforms and their costs to establish a business that meets your financial and lifestyle goals, no matter what sort of freelance employment you’re searching for.
Hetvi works as a Product Associate at Refrens.com – Online Invoice Generator & India’s most powerful platform for freelancer’s growth. She has worked for some renowned companies as a Brand and Digital marketing associate. You can follow Refrens.com on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.