Freelancing, as we discussed, is an easy way to make money online where you are your own boss and you get a certainly acceptable amount for skills. However, initially it’s not that easy to get good offers as a freelancer. Ask me, I have had to wait days and days to get something to do! This clears the misconception that few of you might have assumed that you will not get tones and tones of offers immediately after you get registered to some sites we discussed!
No matter how difficult one finds it initially, the charm still remains the same. There are loads of contractors available on internet who hires people for the freelancing stuff.
Here are 5 great tips that will definitely help you in organizing your career in the freelancing world.
The best strategy that I follow a lot is “fake it- till you make it”! Got my point? When you show up your individual identity, highlighting your skills, having a confidence in yourself, people consider you in a different way. Now this implies in freelancing too. You need to know how to market yourself online and offline. And for that, you need your own professional portfolio website or blog. Some of you might find it a little expensive, but you see, that’s how you market yourself. Get your own website name professional name and let the freelancing world know about your existence!
Keep it Professional
Let me tell you one thing for sure, the online business is totally different from the desk job. Unprofessional attitude might go unnoticed in the physical world, but if your clients figured you as an irresponsible person, then there is no way out!
Don’t ever let go your professionalism when dealing with the client, either on telephone, email or in person even. Clients are buying your services and expect you to conduct your online business in a professional way, they pay you for your work/time and so they expect your work on time too! The more focused you will portray yourself, the more opportunities you will get!
Be the Miser one – show concern in Client’s dealings
Always question yourself first that why will you expertise be taken by the potential client. Human nature reveals that people like those who show concern about their things and your clients are human too! You need to show some interest in their business, having a knowhow about what they actually want from you. Monitoring changes throughout their business allow you to advise expansions or additions to their application or website. You can simply do this by following their RSS feed. The better you learn to maintain the trends with your clients, the better the opportunities you open for yourself!
Manage a healthy Costumer Services – all your own!
I wonder why people are so scared of criticism, in fact Complaints are great! Complaints leave you a lesson and moral for your next online. Freelancing is the subset of entrepreneurship, and being a one man show, you need to tackle these complaints all yourself, paying time, attention and consideration to each one of them. The next step is to make corrections within your work to avoid creating an irritating scenario for your clients.
Be Brave – Ask Queries
Sometimes, we keep our queries in heart and assume things our own, creating a complete mess of the tasks expected. In spite of wasting your time, show guts, believing in yourself and asking your queries from the client, who will obviously aid you with necessary information and guideline. Rectifying your misconceptions can help you increasing your performance and efficiency, generating more revenue for yourself!
These were the few amazing tips that will surely help you out in becoming a successful freelancer. Keep yourself flexible enough to try out the worldly recognized tips to enhance your capabilities.
All the best,