Written By David Levai
ScreamingBox works with hundreds of freelancers, and I have had the opportunity to work with and/or interview with a lot of them. Of course, people are generally very different, but there are a few characteristics that I’ve noticed that spectacular freelancers possess. In the following four points, you’ll find out what attributes are needed in order to be an efficient and evolving freelancer.
This is the most important attribute, which I’ve learned in my last six years in the freelancing business. As a freelancer, only you are responsible for your work. You are your own boss, therefore, you are responsible for your actions and managing your time. If you start working on something, hold yourself accountable. If you keep your word and adhere to deadlines then you can be considered a spectacular freelancer.
2- Lifelong Learner
As a freelance developer you develop projects and write code. I get it. But the other things you should care about include documentation and handling edge cases. Incorporating some nuances, like a microinteraction when the user taps on a button. Don’t just mindlessly follow tasks on your Jira board.
How Can You Achieve These Things?
Well, the good thing is that all of these can be easy to learn if you are consistent and have self-discipline.