How to start freelancing as a video editor for beginners
This article will tell you four steps to be a Successful Freelance video editor. To be a successful freelance video editor, read the whole article Carefully.
Freelancing as a video editor is the best business to build up your career in Freelancing.
A Top Rated Video Editor on Fiverr earns up to 8000$ per month, a considerable amount. If you want to start video editing, make sure you follow all the steps carefully.
Check whether Freelancing is for you or not?
One thing you need to do before starting is to know the problems of freelancers. For example, if you’re a student, you need to learn how to manage time
Do what you want to do
The main thing is whether you love to do video editing or not. If not, then start with the skill you feel pleasure to do. Maybe you feel comfortable in creating designs and writing content. Then you should start with your skill because no one is forcing you to do the thing you don’t love. I hope you understand what I said.
Try to find your talent, and money is a different thing.
Why not choose wrong?
When you start freelancing with the skill you don’t like, you definitely feel uncomfortable that the work you have done is not excellent, and the client may leave a bad review for you. Which definitely affects your reputation.
And on the other hand, if you choose something you love, the work is more proper and excellent. Great work means Great Review, and Great Review means internal happiness + money + more sales.
So Don’t forget to choose what you like. Now Let’s move on to the second step, which is also essential.
Find your Hardware according to your budget
Now see what your budget is. If you have a budget to build a decent Editing PC, build one according to your budget. If you don’t have a budget to make a decent PC, you can go with a minimum required PC. The basic requirements are a Quad-Core CPU with 8GB of RAM and any Graphic card with at least 2GB memory. Now many people will say that Video Editing is not possible on this PC?
But as I said, you can do with some lags but don’t forget the editing outcome is definitely a masterpiece.
If you don’t have a budget to build this PC and have an office computer with 4 or 6 GB of Ram no Graphics Card, add some more Ram, and your journey to be a video editor starts.
If you don’t have a PC, then I have an idea for you. Just bear with me and trust me. The next tip is for you.
What if I don’t have a PC?
This step is for those who don’t have a PC. You can start even with your smartphone. Don’t tell me any excuses because you can start with a smartphone. Nowadays, many video editing apps are available for Android like KineMaster, AlightMotion, Node Video, and Capcut. You can download them from the play store. As you’re using a smartphone, you need to use a different app for different purposes. Not only is one app perfect for anything. I hope you got the point.
If you want software like a PC, then use INVideo. INVideo is a perfect website to edit your content online. Here you get a lot of Premade templates to use and make Logo reveals, Video Presentations, earn Ads, and much more if you have a PC, then also use it because as you’re a beginner and don’t have many ideas, then you get ideas from INVideo.
Learn the Skill
Now you have everything to start video editing and Freelancing. Try to learn the skill, you can learn it for free on YouTube and also use Skillshare free subscription to take your start, and I am also always here to help you. You can get SkillShare 1-month free Subscription. And try to learn. Practice and Practice your skill. Be a master in your talent. Try to learn and practice. Watch others and get inspired by others. See how things actually work.
See INVideo premade templates. Learn how to create more and more attractive edits. As I said, bear with me. I will teach you everything.
Learn everything from YouTube and from NSB-FX.
Build your Portfolio
Now here is the primary journey to be a freelancer. Try to build up your portfolio. As you start then you don’t have any videos or other content to showcase. Now make some ads for big brands like Nike or Adidas or Macdonald, or KFC, etc. Now you have content to showcase. Go to the market and find clients. Show your content to them. Now the question is where to upload it. You can make your Portfolio Website. And here is one more special tip for you. Upload all your content to YouTube, Instagram, or any social media which you use.
On social media, someone may notice you and contact you for paid work.
Try to find client’s
Now you have a robust portfolio. Now How to Find Clients. This topic is too complicated. I will write one more article about how to find clients. The best method and place to find clients is Facebook and Linkedin for beginners. Go to Facebook and join some Groups related to your Niche. Now do not leave the article; read more carefully. After joining groups, never spam your links or any other thing.
If people ask questions, then answer their questions and be professional and look professional. Try to search things like “looking for a” Need a” and go to the posts section and contact them through their contact links or anything on Facebook contact through messenger.
How to Avoid Scams?
Now how to avoid scams? Here is another tip. Never work for those people who ask you to submit any entry fee. And never work for free.
Conclusion for: How to start freelancing as a video editor for beginners
Now you are a freelancer. And to be a successful freelancer, try to find clients on Facebook and also create your account on Upwork and Fiverr. I will also teach you about Upwork and Fiverr.
On Facebook, As I mentioned above, you will find many scammers who will try to scam you. Don’t work if someone asks for fee submission. And when you deliver your work to your client. Then I first told him that I would unlock the link for you when you complete the payment, or you can add a huge watermark to the video, and after the payment, you can send the original one. And after it, I am ready to give unlimited revisions. In this way, you can avoid scams. Bear with me, and you will definitely be a Top Rated in the upcoming month.