Freelancers are often very skilled at more than one thing. The very nature of working virtually often dictates that you learn and become proficient in several software programs. However when marketing yourself to do your best work, it might be a good idea to pick the one skill set you’ve not only mastered, but that has become your special talent. So what is your special talent?
Well it may not be the most marketable skill set, or the one that would make you the most money. To me, “special” talent means first and foremost what would you be blissfully happy doing it, even if you didn’t get paid for it. I’m not talking about personally, but professionally. Of course if you can parlay your personal love into a profession, that’s the best case scenario. However, for the purpose of this article, we’ll just deal with professional skills. So take a moment to ask yourself these 3 questions and you’ll no doubt have the answer to your “special talent”:
- What task do I most enjoy; whether a client pays me for it or not?
- What skill set have I gotten the most client compliments on?
- What skill set do I want to continue learning about, even after I’ve mastered the basics?
P.S. the graphic below will also help you decide your special talent.
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