How to Know if a Career in Data Science Freelancing Is Right for You

How to Know if a Career in Data Science Freelancing Is Right for You


you have to sell them on why they should
hire you and then you’ve got to close that contract you’ve got all these kind
of like business technicalities that you have to go through that normally you
wouldn’t have to and then you have to do that potentially over and over again at
your clients churn yeah there’s a lot of opportunities the
challenge is actually getting the job which is probably beyond the scope of
this right now I mean you can work look at like up work for example and see if
there’s something that’s good fit but as a freelancer I mean one of your biggest
challenges is just getting clients and that comes down to like marketing and
sales so that’s gonna be one of the bigger challenges and differences
because obviously if someone hires you full-time like getting a job is still
kind of a marketing and sales exercise you have to sell yourself to the company
on how you are going to help them how you’re going to make them more
successful why they should hire you over the other ninety nine people that
applied so you’re really gonna be marketing and selling yourself there
marketing is like the mass version like where you want to get people’s attention
get interviews and then once you’re one-on-one you like to sell yourself on
why they should hire you but you only have to do it once that’s the thing with
a job search you do it once and at most companies there’s a pretty clearly
defined process and then once you’re in they just keep giving you more work
every single day you finish the work they give you more work you finish the
work they give you more work you finish the work they give you more work as a
freelancer it’s more challenging because you more frequently have to sell
yourself like you have to market yourself find those opportunities
interact with the people sell yourself convince them why they should pay you
ten thousand dollars to do this project or five thousand dollars or three
hundred bucks an hour or whatever you’re charging you have to sell them on why
they should hire you and then you’ve got to close that contract you’ve got all
these kind of like business technicalities that you have to go
through that normally you wouldn’t have to and then you have to do that
potentially over and over again at your clients churn so working as a freelancer
of course is great and there are a lot of opportunities but the challenge is
like one can you do the work independently by yourself which if you
can great and then the second challenge is can you sell yourself and actually
get clients it’s obviously easier to just get a job at a company
working successfully as a freelancer but there are there is a lot of opportunity
out there

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  • December 3, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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