No-Code Freelancing Tips

Freelancing has been growing in popularity in the last few years. More people are now joining the freelance culture with its flexibility and the ability to choose their tasks. When the pandemic began businesses shifted to a work-from-home setup, it made employees realize that they can give value and be efficient even working remotely. The Great Resignation of 2021 also triggered a wave of freelancers who wanted to continue a new lifestyle that didn't involve being tied to their desks for 8 hours. 

The worldwide freelance market is estimated to be worth $1.5 trillion and increasing at a CAGR of 15%.In the USA alone, there are about 70.4 million freelancers and that’s just the registered ones. Of these freelancers, 65% say that they make more money than they would in regular employment. Since they have the option to work for single or multiple clients, their earning capacity also increases. 

Skills like social media management, content writing, graphic design, and web development are the top skills in demand for freelancing.  However, more businesses are now offering no-code jobs as they adopt this new technology. No-code development is a visual programming language that lets anyone create an app, website, or software easily. Even with limited background knowledge, anyone can start their own business, automate and even offer it as a freelance job. 

In this evolving work model, will more people look for no-code jobs and even offer freelance no-code projects? In this Estel Library article, we will discover how no-code can encourage freelancers to include it in their skills

State of Freelancing

Right now, there are over 1 billion freelancers worldwide,  which is about  31.4% of the workforce are freelancers. At this rate, freelancing is predicted to make up the U.S. majority workforce by 2027. So why is the freelancing industry growing?

  • One of the reasons is it provides a cost-effective and flexible solution for small to medium entrepreneurs. Startups and small businesses can reach their growth plans even without a full-time staff yet at a reasonable cost.  Reports indicate that many SMEs see the value of a freelancer in the early phase of the business.
  • Another reason is the skills gap problem for businesses even before the pandemic began. Companies are finding it harder to look for full;-time talent to fill their business needs. We discussed more of it here in our article, No-Code as a Solution to the Skills Gap.

According to this article, more than 48% of Fortune 500 companies are hiring from freelance platforms to get a contingent workforce.   With more developers seeing the opportunity of working in the freelancing industry, more businesses have the opportunity to ramp up their digital transformations as they gear up for recovery. As businesses discover the cost efficiency and productivity of no-code and many are opting to use it. We discussed the numerous advantages of no-code for business hyperautomation and digitization and you can check them all here.

No-code development freelancing has gained popularity among software engineers as businesses learn more about it and want to develop mobile applications and web apps. Small company owners who are not technically knowledgeable now have a level playing field since there are now freelance no-code developers which are relatively more affordable than hiring them full-time for a longer period of time. 

If you are looking for a new way to start no-code freelancing now is the time when the market is still growing and there are still few no-code developers out there. 

How to Start No-Code Freelancing

While there is a lot of opportunity today for no-code freelancers, it is important that there should be skills and lessons you need to learn to stay in the business.. Here are simple but important things to remember before starting no-code freelance job. 

Learn More about the Latest no-Code Tools

One platform may have the same function but it never works the same way. You need to constantly learn the tools out there so you will know their potential and see how it can be offered to your clients. It’s usually good to have an experience in UX design, app development, and visualization so you can design better and faster. Here are some popular no-code tools you should always check out

  • Bubble
  • Adalo
  • Webflow
  • Airtable
  • Notion

Learn About Project Management 

Taking care of your client is the number one priority as a freelancer. It is very crucial to meet the project timelines, manage app building, and project delivery on time to succeed in this industry..This is not a permanent project so you can lose it anytime if they become unhappy. Worse, they may give you a bad reputation within the business sector.

Proper Communication

Project management and communication go hand in hand. That’s why it's important to have discovery calls with your client as a no-code freelancer or developer. You need to understand what are their needs and if you have the capability to meet them. They also need to understand your work process so disappointment and miscommunication will be avoided.

Connect with No-Code Community 

No-code is still young and it is still in its initial stages of development. What webinars and courses can’t teach you, you can learn from the community. Find no-code freelancers and developers online and learn together. You can ask questions on roadblocks and you can learn along the way. Twitter is a good place to start where the no-code community is very active. Check out hashtags #buildinpublic to see the journey of startups and other no-code freelancers.

Learn to Market Yourself 

You can’t get clients if you don't put yourself out there. Learn to find clients and showcase your skills. Get testimonials from satisfied clients and show proof of your work.  Utilize social media to promote your work and learn from the community where to find clients.

Future of No-Code Freelancing 

No-code is the future. It has been reported by several researchers and studies that more businesses will adopt no-code. Learning no-code can definitely add value to your career as a developer and gives you a wider canvas for your projects. Freelancing will also be the future as more people see the freedom and flexibility it gives them. It is a sharp turn from the traditional way we work. Businesses will soon embrace freelance teams as part of their workforce setup. No-code freelancing will not be a fad and will continue to be part of building a new future.

If you have business ideas that you think can be started with no-code then we are the team for you. You can contact us HERE to schedule a no-frills consultation call. 
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