How To Get Clients As A Freelancer

A freelancer is an independent worker, a self-employed professional that works for basically whomever he or she wants. They have full freedom and control over their activity. They set their own prices, they can fire clients whenever they want and they can choose to work where and whenever they want (. Depending on what service you offer, of course, ). When you are a freelancer, you are your own boss and you can become one with almost any skill that can be offered independently. This skill might be video making writing copywriting counselling, video editing, voice-over coding, social media management and much more First. You obviously need to have your skills in place, So, no matter what you want to offer, you must know how to offer that service.

However, if you fake that you do have a skill which you actually dont, you still might find a few clients, but they will give you bad reviews and your new image and reputation as a freelancer will be destroyed. And thus your career will be disappointingly over. In order to find clients, you need to obsessively work on developing your skills to the point where you are 100 %, confident that you can bring value to the marketplace As soon as you do. Youre ready to start looking for clients and in this video Im going to show you exactly how to find clients on platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer or any other freelancing platform like udyamjob.

Now lets continue What Is A Freelancing Platform. A freelancing platform is nothing more than a website that bridges freelancers with people who need their services To better explain this to you heres Robert Robert is a video editor hes 18 years old Robert has been editing videos and making short films for the past few years, But now hes ready to start offering his editing skills to the marketplace and make some money Robert isnt, really extroverted. In fact, hes rather introverted. He doesnt like calling businesses talking over the phone or having stressful fate-to-face meetings.

However, thats not a problem here, because he can find clients in a much more effective way. So he starts by creating an account on one of the freelancing websites. ( lets say udyamjob, for example, ) After having registered, he goes to the find work tab and he finds a bunch of posts of people. Looking for someone like him, It is literally like his Instagram or Facebook feed, but there are no cat videos. Those are all businesses and individuals looking for someone to help them with their editing. Robert can send proposals to any of those posts telling potential clients why hes a great fit for the job. He can talk about his experience and his past projects and basically just sell himself as the best option If they think that he is a good fit for the job. They will hire him and pay him through the freelancing platform And heres how to Get Clients. So now you know how a freelancing platform works and how you are supposed to find your first client but heres. The thing

You will probably start by sending a large number of proposals to a lot of jobs, in the hope that someone will give you an opportunity, But before you do that, I want you to understand something. Nobody trusts you And why should they? You have no track record on the freelancing website. You have no positive or negative feedback. You have nothing Its very hard to get a client. For this specific reason you have no credibility. So the question now is: how do you build that credibility In order to become successful on freelancing platforms like Upwork or Fiverr, or any other freelancing platform? You need to sacrifice a little, especially in the beginning. Your priority or lets call it mission is simple, Get Positive Reviews As soon as you start looking for clients, and hopefully you do land some. Your first goal is to get great reviews.

These great reviews will be the feedback that will help you find new clients. Itll be a little credibility point added to your profile and image. You need that in order to find future clients so heres. What I want you to do When you get your first client dont just do what they ask for you have to over-deliver and even give them a discount. This client has to love you so much that they have no choice than to giving you a 5-star review with compliments all over it In order to make sure that you get that feedback and over deliver for nothing literally ask for it. You could say something like Since Im new on Upwork and Im looking to get clients heres a special offer In exchange for a positive review ( if well deserved, ) Im going to give you a discount on our first project and boom. You got yourself a happy client, But thats, not it In order to craft a decent proposal that grabs their attention. You need to do more than that.

How To Write A Winning Proposal, Put yourself in their position. You are looking for a video editor. You post the job post and immediately dozens of freelancers send proposals to convince you to work with them. This is overwhelming and they are reading through a bunch of Hi. My name is this, and I can do this: A B C D, blah … blah blah …. You get the point You see in a sea of proposals that look the same. You have to somehow stand out Instead of creating a generic boring introduction craft. Something interesting. Maybe even entertaining and offer more than just quote: on quote: why Im a good editor, We actually made a video on how to sell anything to anyone. So if you want more details on that check the description for the link, However heres a brief summary

First of all, dont make it all about you. If the client described the job properly, you will get the chance to tell them how you intend to get it done. Tell them what are the best tips and tricks that you will use and how your service is better than your competitors. In the case of the video editor, you might tell them what software you use and what technique you apply in order to achieve high-quality, color, correction and grading. Tell them why your audio is always crystal clear and how you can make his audio decent too, without the need of an extremely expensive microphone. Secondly, remember to stay relevant. If you copy-paste proposals here and there you will fail. This is because you wont be listing relevant points that will help them in their specific situation, So offer as much value as you can choose well-described jobs in order to personalize your proposals and tell them what type of person you are. But a winning proposal is still not enough. You need that credibility and you can use your profile to enhance it.


Crafting A Winning Profile, So the client will read your proposal and theyll say interesting, but let me check their profile And thats where you need to be flawless, Since you have no reviews. All the rest needs to be on point from the profile picture to your bio. The picture needs to be professional, but dont overdo it or youll appear like a pushy try-hard. Keep it simple. A nice picture of you smiling should be enough. This is the image the clients will have of you and its important that they can clearly see your face. This way, they wont only associate you to some words on a screen, but to an actual human being and that helps build a strong professional relationship.

When talking about yourself use the same philosophy that youd use for the proposal, Dont just talk about yourself and how good you are actually describe your experience and how you can help clients, Keep it alive and entertaining Also make your portfolio so full of content that they Will struggle to go over all of it? This will prove that, even though you dont have experience on that website, or even with clients in real life, you do have the skills to get the job done. Heres a mistake: I see a lot of people make when theyre just getting started.

In order to get more clients, they think that its a good idea to tell people that you can offer almost anything That is wrong. Instead of appearing as a jack of all trades but master of none, you have to specialize in a very specific field. This may seem counterintuitive, but it will give you more clients than if you tried to reach everyone Theres one principle that is widely used in sales. Its called aim narrow, reach wide. You have to aim for a very specific audience and then reach as many as you can from that category. This will also make you appear as the perfect person for the job.

Let me give you an example: So youre a video maker, but not just a video maker, you create and edit footage specifically for restaurants, Heres Josh and hes the owner of a pretty successful Italian cuisine, restaurant Hes. Looking for someone to create a b-roll sequence for his business and hes presented two options: He can either choose you a specialized restaurant filmmaker or any filmmaker. That does any footage whatsoever, Guess who he is going to choose Comment below the answer: How Upwork Works So up to now, Ive talked to you about how, generally speaking, freelancing works, But In order to give you more perspective on the business model of freelancing websites, I Am going to describe to you the business model of Upwork In order to make money, Upwork charges freelancers a 20 % fee for every completed project? This means that if you are given a project for $ 100, you are actually going to receive $ 80, since 20 % goes to Upwork. This might seem like a lot ( and it is ) but thats not the only way. Upwork stays profitable.

This isnt too much its acceptable, but it will be a problem at the beginning, since youre basically going to send proposals to a lot of people And in the case you deplete your connects, you have to buy more. This is very good for clients, since freelancers are forced to only send proposals to jobs that are really worth it and that they actually have the skills for it.

It stops spam and thats why Upwork is so powerful. There are many websites that do this, but Upwork is particularly good if you want to be protected and find high-quality clients, both short and long term And thats it for the video. As you can see, it isnt that hard, but you do have to work hard to get your first clients From there. You can start setting your own prices, get big and more important clients and work on awesome projects. Until then, youll have to learn from every mistake and always aim to improve your proposals. Your profile, your portfolio and more. If you enjoyed this video dont forget to hit that like button Were actually developing awesome content that will help you make more money and improve yourself faster

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March 8, 2021