How to become a Freelancer Architect

How to Become a Freelancer Architect


Updated on 2022-02-28

In Architecture


Freelancing is fast picking up pace as the new platform for designers, artists, illustrators and architects to earn money. With numerous platforms available online, it has never been easier to start your freelancing career. You could be an amateur fresh out of college or an experienced person looking to work independently in the comfort of your house-freelancing gives you the ultimate freedom to use your skill and earn a living.

freelancing in interiors

Image credit: Flickr/bean

But before you start, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Read below and get ready to enter the world of freelance architecture-:

Find your Niche- Expertise and Specialization

There is a huge diversity of freelance work available online; from the remodeling of a restaurant to designing of food trucks and furniture. That does not mean you get greedy and try to apply for all the freelance work! There is a high possibility that you might get rejected. Many times, people look for freelancers who are an expert in a particular field. So if you're good at residential architecture, specify it. That will earn you brownie points. If you have added skills like 3D floor plans, rendering or furniture details, specify that too!

You must read Brilliant Tips to make a Professional Architecture Portfolio

Research- Stay up to date

Never stop researching. Designing is a fast-paced field. There are constant product launches. When you freelance, it is important to stay up to date with the latest trends and materials because there is a chance that the person offering you work would have done a little background research and might want a new material that has been recently launched in the market. 

research in designing

Image credit: Flickr/malinki

Where to Freelance your Work

Getting your first freelance project can be tricky. This has been made a whole lot simpler by various online platforms like houzz, upwork, etc. These platforms connect freelancers to the buyer without any hassles. They are mostly similar in functioning with a few differences here and there. Find out for yourself which one works the best for you. My favorite freelancing websites are upwork, cocontest, fiverr, houzz, guru and peopleperhour.

You must check out How Effective Is Social Media to Get More Architecture Business?

Creating Profiles on Online Platforms

All online freelancing platforms require you to make a profile. This is the main factor that will help you get your initial projects. Make a complete profile with your profile image. Add your portfolio or previous works so that it is easier for people to know your skillset and choose you. Some of these websites also have an option of adding your Behance or Linkedin URL. Remember to put all honest information about your work and skills because it might put you in a bad light if you are found with inferior skills and the person might rate your skills poorly.

Here is a complete package of the Top 10 Social Media Tips to Boost Your Architecture Business

Whats New in Social Media

Image credit: Property Management Insider

Quality is the Key- Let your Work Talk

 The quality of your work is the deciding factor to the growth of your freelancing work. It is initially difficult to get the first project. But once you get that, then your freelancing work kicks off. This, of course, depends on how well you did your previous work. Recommendations from your client boost your profile and help to increase traffic to your profile. 

 

dell web

Image credit: Dell

Spread the Word!

The age-old miracle of getting more work! Tell everyone that you're freelancing. On the online platform as well as otherwise. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are common platforms used to advertise such skills. Make your pages highlighting your previous work and give your contact details too! Blogging is another powerful tool to advertise your skills. 

This is a must-read Top 10 Skill Set Every Architect Must have

tips freelancing interiors

Image credit: Flickr/zeroimage

Also, check out How do you Evaluate the Market Value of a Freelance Architect

and How To Kickstart Your Architecture Profession?


Tags

freelance architect Work as a Freelance Architect How to become a Freelancer Architect Market value of a freelance architect Freelance Architect Work Experience

Article Category Architecture

If this post inspired you, share it with others so that they can be inspired too!!

aarushikhatri9…

written on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 13:11

(Click to Expand)

Relevant Articles

8 Components to Consider an Ideal Architect's Salary

In Architecture

8 Components to Consider an Ideal Architect's Salary

simarpreet308_78855

Landing upon a dream job and being paid a satisfactory salary and…

Read more

Facts You Must Know before Installing Glass Facades For Indian Homes

In Architecture

Facts You Must Know before Installing Glass Facades For Indian Homes

mdengre

Glass in India- A Brief History Glass as a material is old, it has…

Read more

Purpose to Make an Architecture Portfolio for an Architect

In Architecture

Purpose to Make an Architecture Portfolio for an Architect

simarpreet308_78855

A portfolio is an intelligent compilation of works or interests or…

Read more

How do you Evaluate the Market Value of a Freelance Architect

In Architecture

How do you Evaluate the Market Value of a Freelance Architect?

simarpreet308_78855

In the modern times of digitalization, freelancing is a popular trend…

Read more

How To Kickstart Your Architecture Profession?

In Architecture

How To Kickstart Your Architecture Profession?

Deepa Raj

Architects are those who could design high-rise buildings and build…

Read more

8 Most Known Materials Used in Modern Architecture

In Architecture, Exterior

8 Most Known Materials Used in Modern Architecture

simarpreet308_78855

Modern architecture, a consequence of the industrial revolution…

Read more


Most viewed articles

Best Wardrobe Organizing Tips and Ideas Ever
Best Wardrobe Organizing Tips and Ideas Ever

Wardrobes are the spaces that secure one’s belongings. It is…

The top 5 Cool tricks for new Auto CAD users
The top 5 Cool tricks for new Auto CAD users

  Auto CAD, is a revolutionized software that unleashes the normal…

What are the Things to be Kept in Mind While Buying Living Room Furniture?
What are the Things to be Kept in Mind While Buying Living Room Furniture?

The living room is that place of the home where both the family as…

Advantages of AUTOCAD: Discovering The Best
Advantages of AUTOCAD: Discovering The Best

AutoCAD is computer design software that provides a great deal of…

Storage Hacks for Small Bedroom
12 Clever Built-in Storage Hacks for Small Bedroom

Efficient storage space in our bedrooms is inversely proportional to…

Small yet Well Decorated Living cum Dining Room Decor Tips
Small yet Well Decorated Living cum Dining Room Decor Tips

The living cum dining area is the newly invented term when there is a…