Continuing with our series of featured freelancers, today we proudly present to you an Amazing Content Writer and a very chilled out mother Sehba Jalal who is always known for her content Writing.
Tell us about yourself.
Hi! I am Sehba Jalal – a simple girl with high thinking! I am a freelance content writer with a rich experience of 7 years. Having a journalism degree and a born attitude of curiosity has given me the courage to explore and dig a variety of niches in the career as well as writing.
Why and when did you start freelancing?
I started freelancing 5 years back because I hated the idea of leaving back my little ones at home and go to office for a 9 to 5 job. At the same time, I knew that if God has given you some talent, He will help you utilize the same. Gathering my writing skills, experience and determination together, I became a work-from-home professional. I am a supermom for my kids & a hardworking writer for my clients!
I strongly believe that pen is mightier than a sword and a good piece of writing can revolutionize the whole world!
What do you like about being a freelancer?
Here are my 4 most favorite things about being a freelancer.
Being a freelancer:
- I get the freedom to work from any place, any day and any time.
- I get to choose projects & price which I like and deserve, respectively.
- I get to save on time that is wasted in getting ready for office and commute.
- Last but of course, not the least, I can work in my pyjamas ☺
What are the challenges you have found in your freelancing career?
First things first! Freelancing career needs lot of patience. Rome wasn’t built in a day! You need to wait and at the same time keep on clicking various opportunities. It takes few good projects, good clients and lot of hard work to build your own positive reputation in the market. I did the same with lot of patience.
Also, it was challenging to found good project initially but I kept working on whatever I received. This strategy helped me earn good reviews and rates which further led to receiving good projects.
What according to you does it take to be a successful freelancer?
It takes the following things:
Keep on trying every opportunity that you get.
Always deliver original, creative and well-researched work.
Meet the deadlines. Remember, time is an important factor for you and your client as well!
Commit only when you can actually do it!
Charge reasonably keeping your experience & skills in mind
Always keep your client updated about the work progress.
How did you get to know about Truelancer?
I was looking for some authentic and useful online platforms that could offer me good writing projects. I was not satisfied with the ones I was associated with. And then, my online research gave me a positive result in form of Truelancer.
What do you think about working on Truelancer?
It’ really a delightful experience! You get ample of projects. The site also keeps you updated about new opportunities that match your job feed.
What do you like doing when you are not “Freelancing”?
When I am not “freelancing”, I am thinking about it! Honestly, it never leaves my mind and heart as writing is in my genes! However, I love spending time with my hubby and kids as that keeps me going on. Apart from this, I like watching movies of adventure & horror genre and enjoy listening to some soft music too!
Well! Sehba seems determined to make her way through and come out on top. Our featured freelancers are those people who have achieved commendable accolades in a fast span of time. They certainly deserve the appreciation.
Stay tuned as we come up with more one-on-ones with our freelance heroes and heroines!