10 Killer Tips To Become Successful Freelancer, Earn money from freelancing My own way
This article gives you 10 amazingly killer tips to nail your freelancing job and become a successful freelancer. Without further ado, let’s begin the list.
Keep things clear and transparent with your client and inform them regarding all the details you think might be important and necessary for your client to know. For example, let your client know about what kind of work you can exactly do, the amount of time you may require to do the same and the level of quality your client can expect. This way, your clients will have their mind set about your work and will not freak out during the delivery of the work.
Keep your word, if you’ve declared to your client that the work that you’ve taken to do will be submitted in a particular amount of time, stick to the time table, because chances are that your client might have given a word to someone else for the submission of work and delaying will not only affect your freelancing image, but may also tamper with the client’s reputation. Submitting your work on time will grab the client’s attention and may spread the word about your work quality.
3. Know your worth
You should be able to measure the cost of work you do along with the effort you put and the quality you give for the quantity you can produce in a given time. Being fair to the price you tag to your work and also ensure that you do not quote less, since doing so may also put the clients in a dilemma on why this freelancer is charging so less for a high priced work.
4. Maintain you profile and update your profile
Maintain your profile in any freelancing site you’re on. Keep updating your skills to show improvement. Your profile rating is the most important factor that will fetch you your next freelancing assignment. The better your client portfolio, the more the other clients feel you’re a reliable freelancer.
5. Be honest
So after you’ve scored a client and convince them that you can do their job. But then end-up submitting them half cooked project. This will not only tamper your reputation on the freelancing website, but will also loose you out on opportunity from learning new thigs through freelancing.
6. Have patience and keep trying
Let me tell you my story here. I got my first freelancing job in a freelancing site after a ridiculous wait of 3 months. I kept trying, applying while learning more and practicing my skills. There was a time I did believe that freelancing sites are hoax, but something in me kept telling me to have a little faith. And here you go, I did land up with a client who was very happy with my work and remained as my client for a very long time.
7. Rotate Client
Every client sometimes approach with a limited set of work, so don’t be disheartened with the end of your project. Plan your work in such a way that you’ll have another project from another client as the current project comes to an end. By rotating the clients this way will keep you busy with work.
Be confident with your skills and planning towards your work and execute it in the same level. Having confidence during meetings with client will reflect in the way you communicate with them. The more it shows, the better it reflects on your work.
9. Response Fast
During messaging, to respond quickly we have to stay online most of the time which enhances our profession.
10. Never give up
Chances are you might not quickly get responses in freelancing sites. Chances are the clients might not have liked the work the way you expected them to have. In these cases, make sure you never give up on yourself. Keep exercising your skills, build a better portfolio that can attract clients. Work harder to ensure you give exactly what the clients had expected. But remember one thing very importantly, “Never Give Up”.