From $5 to Full-Time Freelancing: My Story

A personal story about how I went from struggling to find clients to becoming a successful freelancer

Muhammad Ahtisham
1 min readOct 31, 2023
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When I first started freelancing, I was struggling to find clients.

I spent hours submitting proposals, but I didn’t get any orders.

After two months of hard work, I finally got my first order on Fiverr.

It was a $5 order for a simple writing task, but I was so excited!

I had finally made my first income as a freelancer.

That first order didn’t lead to any other projects, but I didn’t give up.

I kept submitting proposals and networking with other freelancers.

Over time, I started to get more orders, and my income started to grow.

I also became a Level 2 seller on Fiverr twice.

Today, I’m a full-time freelancer along with my government job, and I’m earning a good living.

I’ve worked with clients from all over the world on a variety of projects.

If you’re just starting out as a freelancer, don’t give up.

It takes time and effort to build a successful freelance business.

But if you’re persistent and deliver high-quality work, you will eventually achieve your goals.



Muhammad Ahtisham

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