When you start a business in an already crowded place keep in my mind that you’ve got to prepare yourself for disappointments, rejections and waiting may be even longer than expected in a line that is already long.!
Always keep in mind that there is no easy way. You would be surprised if you scrolled down some gigs which offers real quality work (judging from their samples) yet they hardly get any order.! Why? I don’t know. But the point here is: Do not start freelancing thinking it’s easy.
The question here is: What to do during all those waiting time?
Well, don’t waste it.! Build yourself.
1)Improve your skills and learn more about new things.
2)Take rest, don’t exhaust yourself. It wouldn’t do you any good.
3)Be motivated. Remember, the orders you get or the successful deliveries you make isn’t really that motivating. Because that type of motivation will wear off as soon as you start to realise that you have to again wait for long to get another order. So, Be your own motivation.
4)Don’t judge yourself and your skills based on the number of orders you get. It may start to get frustrating and over time doubts and uncertainty may crawl it’s way to your mind. Don’t be harsh to yourself. Keep (I repeat) KEEP improving, learning and be motivated.
5)Finally, be open for suggestions. Do not underestimate this. Ofcourse you don’t have to take all the suggestions.! Because what worked for others may or may not work for you. Still, be open for suggestions and take what’s best for you.
Have a nice day.