5 ways to help fellow freelancers on their career path

Established your career as a digital nomad? Why not help others follow in your footsteps? Read on for 5 ways you can help like-minded freelancers find success…

As a digital nomad, you know the advantages and drawbacks of your career choice. Once you’ve found a degree of success as a freelancer, you might be wondering what you can do to further enrich your career.

One way to do so might be to help others follow in your footsteps. Read on for ideas on how you can inspire your peers…

1. Give talks
With the wonders of technology, there are plenty of ways in which you can talk about your experiences to other people interested in the same career path. You could take part in industry events to help guide others who are starting out on the same journey you took – at the same time as advancing your own profile within your sector.

2. Offer advice
For people looking to get into freelancing, the possibilities can seem a bit overwhelming. If you have the opportunity to speak with new freelancers, offer them tips and advice on things that have worked for you. It might be that you had helpful advice when you started out – passing it on is the right thing to do!

3. Write about your experiences
While giving talks and offering personal advice is helpful, a more lasting and easily-sharable way of spreading the knowledge you have gained is by writing about it. Describe the skills you’ve learned and share them on your website, blog, social media channels and more, helping others to easily learn from your biggest triumphs and mistakes.

4. Connect with others
There are plenty of networking events put on for freelancers, but they don’t have to be just for newbies. Use these opportunities to connect with other like-minded people and to share the knowledge learned over your career – it’ll be greatly appreciated, and put you in touch with some new and useful faces.

5. Organise co-working opportunities
You might already be working in a group office or considering moving into a co-working space. A shared working environment is a great place to find other freelancers and help build a network of support, not just for them, but for you too. Why not organise coworking opportunities and discussions to help share knowledge and advice?


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