The article provides you full information on how to acquire a freelance designer job and how it works. What is more, it will
explain what a freelance job is, how to get one and how to get paid. You’ll also get to know the pros and cons
of freelancing and how to build your career as one.
If you already know the concept and are looking for a job:
The Basics of Freelance Jobs
The textbook definition of freelance work is as follows: it is work conducted by a
self-employed person offering various kinds of online services. These services can be
PowerPoint Presentations, Excel tasks or Desk Research. Most often the freelance work is conducted from home
via the internet. Clients pay the freelancer who operates independently as
his/her own boss and has the opportunity to set his own scopes of services and prices. Unlike a self-standing
consultant at a large consultancy, freelancing also requires freelancers to attract clients. Usually, a freelancer also
has to handle multiple clients at a time while also bringing in new business.
Some people think freelancing pays poorly. Partly because the first section of the name:
“free” can be misinterpreted as related to free work. On the contrary, freelance work can pay much
better than a normal salary job. Especially, if you’re extraordinary skilled or can take advantage of salary differences
between e.g. Asia and Europe. As is the case with the KnowMore freelance platform, where freelancers can earn more than
their employed counterparts. Additionally, freelance work is
flexible and allows you to set your own hours and on projects of your choice.
Now: how to get a Freelance Job?
The process of starting a freelance career is easy. But success can be difficult and depends largely on making good choices.
Many freelance platforms compete so how do you know what is right for you and your skill set? Here is a brief introduction:
Find an online freelance platform that offers jobs within your area of expertise,
Register and show the business world your qualifications and services by creating a profile,
Apply for projects or wait until a client asks for help (depending on the structure of the platform),
Find a strategy that allows you to get some crucial first projects e.g. dump your prices to win the first
Hope to get a good rating from the projects that you have conducted - the rating is most often used to help
you increase your prices going forward,
Do even more projects at an often very limited rate - hoping an increased rate at some point will allow you
to earn a decent pay.
It seems quite clear then that what matters a lot is making the right choices and think in a long-term perspective. One of
the important choices is the right choice for a freelance platform you want to be a part of. When looking for a freelance
PowerPoint design job, you should definitely look into few basic factors: if the platform is easy to use, is there
support from project managers provided and if it is easy to get a project. We believe that the KnowMore platform is all
three of them, because our platform is created according to freelancers suggestions, our admins reply within 3 minutes
(on average) and there is not pitching for projects at all.
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Freelance Jobs
As with any other kind of job, freelance work has both
advantages and disadvantages
. To give you our perspective, below you can see a compact list of the main drivers of success in freelance work. We
hope these points can help you find the right platform.
The advantage of freelance work:
Fast and easy to get started: You can sign up on one of the many freelancer platforms or start applying
for jobs within few minutes.
You control your money inflow: freelancing means no more unpaid over hours, no more inconclusive discussions
with a boss about a raise and no more filling up someone else’s pocket. Everything you earn is yours.
Choose your own schedule: You decide when and where to work. For many people, it is easier, and they feel
more comfortable to do freelance remotely, for example from home. Sometimes they are stay-at-home moms combining
work and being a full-time mom. Sometimes they are free-spirited travellers who prefer to work from a beach or a
Pick and choose clients: As a freelancer, you can apply for tasks you want to do - not have to do because
your boss wants it. You are your own boss.
Disadvantages of a freelance work:
It can take time to build a client base: It can be tough to get enough clients to support you and your family
by doing freelance work. Most times, competitors only compete on price causing constant underbidding.
Work can be irregular: All in all, it is very pleasant to schedule work on your own but to earn money you
must be ready for work anytime a project arrives in your inbox (often day and night). You also have to keep in mind,
that you are dealing with tight deadlines and clients expect the highest quality.
Managing multiple clients and projects can be a challenge: Deadlines must be reached at all time, that could
be challenging for somebody. Furthermore, freelance work includes multiple very good offers and the expectation to
finish the project on time. For every client.
However, the biggest disadvantages are
low payment, wasted time of applying for projects you did not win, changing clients and unprofessional counterparts.
On the most common freelance platforms, the substantial number of suppliers compared the number of projects has resulted
in these negative circumstances.
A freelance Job with KnowMore provides a fixed pay
When you work on the
KnowMore Platform, our team guarantees a fixed hourly pay. For us, it is important that you focus on providing
high-quality product on time and not on how cheaply you can deliver. We provide a fixed payment per hour
hidden extras and you will receive your money every month, on time.
Freelance Jobs on KnowMore do not require a project application
The main principle of working with KnowMore is for it to be simple for you as a freelancer. Freelance PowerPoint designer
jobs on the KnowMore freelance platform
do not require project application. When a new project is uploaded, the KnowMore admins inform all freelancers
with the proper qualifications via E-Mail and SMS, and you simply click apply. No pitching. You can focus on your
daily tasks and we will let you know when a client sends in a project that matches your skills.
Freelance work with KnowMore is conducted with a professional counterpart
When working on the KnowMore platform you always work directly with our professional team in Copenhagen. You never have to
deal with the end-customers. It means that as a freelance PowerPoint designer you can focus on your work, not on persuading
clients or talking with them. You are provided with the best support by our Copenhagen Team. Our team helps you from
07.00 to 23.00 CET and usually responds within few minutes.
As long as you get accepted to a certain project and deliver the agreed-up content at the level to which you are expected
you always get paid. The payments are conducted once a month and are transferred directly via
. You do not have to worry about clients potentially not accepting your work. You do not have to worry about other concerns
usually associated with freelance platforms.
Are you interested in our model and want to get to know more about it?
How does a freelance PowerPoint designer job at the KnowMore platform work?
So now you probably wonder how to apply for a job at the KnowMore freelance platform. Assuming you have the skills and the
know-how to work as a freelancer on our platform, just follow the steps below. After going through them you can consider
yourself as part the platform.
Find out how the platform works
Register:Register at the KnowMore web page. The registration process is simple: it requires an e-mail address
and a username. When you are registered and meet the technical requirements, you just have to confirm the terms and
Pass the test:Before you start the 30-minute test, we recommend studying the videos with examples, tips
and tricks to get an understanding of what the test is about. You will also get familiar with our expectations of
a good freelancer working with us. It will make you well prepared for taking the test. Once you pass, you will be
asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement, to verify your PayPal account and to verify your Skype account. A member
of our Copenhagen Team will contact you to give you a personal welcome to the platform.
Execute projects: When the KnowMore admins post projects on the platform, the freelance PowerPoint designers
get a notification via E-Mail and SMS. After that, it is the time for you to apply for the project. Who will win
the task depends on the performance so far and on the skillset the freelancer can provide. Upcoming questions can
be clarified with the Team directly and over the whole working process via chat function or Skype. When you finished
the project, send it back to the Copenhagen Team and we will approve it or send it back with some small specific
Payment and Feedback:We will rate your work after each project from 1 to 10 and send you a feedback, so
you can improve. You will receive a payment for all completed projects at the end of the month via PayPal. So, you
never lose the overview of all pending and former payments completed a task.
Last but not least, it is important that
you are working with some technical requirements
Legal PowerPoint:PowerPoint 2010 or newer.
Windows-based PC: Macs treat PowerPoint files a bit different. Please use a Windows-based computer.
An active Skype account:Be active on Skype while working on a task for further consultation.
A verified PayPal account:You need a PayPal account to receive full payment for the month.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in - then register an account today.
Are you ready to join the platform?