Every new freelancer needs to know how to avoid getting scammed when looking for work on online platforms.
Starting a career as a freelancer can be a positive life-changing move. But sometimes when you start out as a freelancer you take on jobs that might not be the best choice. On some occasions, that job that seemed too good to be true probably was.
Many freelancers have been in that position and unfortunately, a lot of them have fallen for scams. For that reason, freelancers in any industry need to be prepared. It’s important to know how to recognize red flags when taking on new jobs through online platforms and social media. Not being ready to defend your profession is a considerable freelancing mistake.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the most common scams that affect freelancers in all industries, from graphic and web deisgners to writers, seo specialists and content marketers. These scams happen through freelance platforms, emails, and social media. Knowing these red flags is a great way to get started with risk management for your freelance business.