1| As a freelancer growing your skills is part of your job. It’s up to you to make the time for it so that you can continue to improve and keep challenging yourself.
2| You need some level of confidence in your new skill before you take on a client project using it. To start with, use the skill in a side project instead. It’s a great way to learn while creating something new.
3| If you’re using a new skill in a client project, make sure it’s an extension of a skill you already have and not something totally new. That way there will be less unknown variables, and you’ll have some idea of how to scope the project.
4| You may want to lower your rates the first time you do a client project with a new skill, especially if it is going to take you longer than an experienced person would to complete it. You’ll get non-monetary benefits for working on it, like the experience and the chance to add it to your portfolio to get higher-paying clients in the future.