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SEVEN TIPS FOR FREELANCERS


SEVEN TIPS FOR FREELANCERS SERIOUSLY



It is a general feeling that even ‘crap’ is taken seriously on the internet. Well to be honest the internet is full of information but not necessarily knowledge. The distinction requires time and may turn a bit ‘philosophical’ thus in the end you wouldn’t indulge in reading in it and I will be forced to drink poison like ‘Socrates’. So let us keep this short and sweet; freelancers are in abundance some are making more than what a normal salaried person would and some are competing head to head with even with top level executives of a company. 
Freelance Advise & tips

So there must be some ‘secrets’ that are contributing to the success of freelancers around the globe. I am offering them to you on a ‘golden plate’:

1-Being a Freelancer requires consistency; so be consistent. Defining consistency means in this context that you should keep your profile and ‘services’ consistent. If you are offering a job of graphic designing for 25 USD and then suddenly you are switching it to 20 USD for you need more orders that is a bad sign for a potential buyer. So whatever service you are selling, be consistent with your offer.

2-Focus on selling those services that you are best at rather than jumping from one bandwagon to the next one. One moment you are the article writer and the next you are talking about being an expert on Oracle. It tends to confuse the potential clients; people generally prefer master of the trade than jack of all.

3-Try to build up your reputation by completing tasks on time and provide the best quality you can humanly deliver.

4-Maintain ‘2C’; that is courtesy and communication. It is not essential all those who inquire about your services may become your customers but if you are polite and occasionally drop a line to them, then your chances are bright. Regular communication builds trust and sorts out all issues.

5-Do not indulge in petty issues; if you are not able to provide the service for the price offered by a potential client than excuse yourself. Instead of lecturing him or her on the merits or demerits of such an offer made. People do not appreciate that especially when they are the ones who will be spending the money.

6-Try to include a few samples of your previous work with the services you are selling so that the buyer knows what you are capable of. Highlight your strengths in the best possible manner without sounding over eager or acting like a life insurance agent; no disrespect intended if you happen to be one.

7-if you can manage to put in something extra or as a bonus for your potential buyer or regular clients too. For example if you have a long time client then do not hesitate to offer him something extra and free of charge to indicate your appreciation for his loyalty. Some new buyers can be attracted by such offers but keep in mind to be moderate in your approach and not over do this aspect for it may indicate to a potential buyer that you are desperate.

Of course these are not the only tips available; there are numerous others but one medicine is not good for everyone so swallow this ‘pill’ and then I am here for a change in ‘prescription’ just in case!

Comments

  1. you have ways with words I must say... I have never worked in a free lance business perhaps I am just so afraid to go solo cause I have an attitude of not finishing what I started. I easily gets bored with things so If i go free lance then it means my attitude might get in my way of success.
    well put though and something I have to put in mind when I finally got the courage to go solo.

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    1. haha try freelancing as part time, you'll like it.

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  2. These are some great tips. I have been a freelancer for three years and I always love learning different tips about how I can boost my business. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. Great tips here. Item five is hard not to do. I bite my tongue (and discourage my fingers from typing how insulted I am at the offer). Item 3 is so important too. I stick by that!

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  4. Fantastic advice and tips. Thanks for always being so informative.

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  5. Thanks for the tips! I'll keep them in mind for the future :)

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  6. All great tips here. The only thing I do on my blog right now is reviews for companies. Some of them want me to just tell the world how wonderful they are.... They offer me NOTHING..... Zilch! Nada! I have to bite my tongue to keep from telling them what I really think of their idea. Instead, I nicely say I am not interested at this time.

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    1. Yes we shouldn't be harsh to anyone..."I am not interested at this time" is really a good way to reject a proposal :)

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  7. Great tips! I absolutely agree with number 2 - Focus, focus, focus, don't try to do things you have no idea about!

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  8. Sometimes it is hard not to do number five when they counter my offer with something that is insulting, but I don't say a word. I merely say, "No, thanks, I hope we can work together in the future." :)

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  9. These are great tips. I especially agree with the 2 C's. I think communicating effectively especially on-line or email is crucial .

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  10. Thank you so much for this - I would love to become a freelancer one day just need to really get my head around it :) x

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  11. These are great tips for freelancers! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. These are all great tips! Thank you for sharing them.

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  13. Great tips. I am not a freelance writer, but I feel these tips are great anyway!

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