Ever humans come to planet Earth, they’ve been asking how to survive. The post-barter system era has been a real battle for survival due to the introduction of financial units worldwide. If you have money, you prosper and you work, and if you don’t, you have to find out how to get the money.
Why Freelancing, huh?
Luckily, we live in an Age where the internet has made life simpler. If you’re excited about using the internet to your full benefit and able to learn how to make money online, not only do you have a chance of success, but you can potentially make the most of the booming gig economy and make a decent living.
Freelancing is the most common way to make money in the modern age. It is predicted that 1 out of 3 people will be self-employed in the future. Freelancing allows you the opportunity to be your own manager, to work at your own speed, and to choose your own working hours.
If you’re a night owl, you can work on your computer and the phone, sell your service and make money. Freelancing has also opened up great avenues of earnings for women, particularly in Asia where, in some parts, it is still taboo to work alongside men or to venture beyond the four walls of the home.
Is the Freelancing Legis?
A lot of people are uncertain about what is really freelance. Was it lawful? They ask this because a lot of Ponzi schemes scammed on the internet, ripping them off their hard-earned money.
Let me make it obvious that Freelancing isn’t even close to it. It’s a legal way to offer your services and make money. You need to know a competence first to deliver a service.
Many talents, such as content creation, web development, graphic design, software development, smartphone app development, financial services, are in high demand on freelance websites. The following are the most common Upwork skills in the first quarter of 2019.
How should you get started as a freelancer?
The method is really easy if you’re going to make money as a freelancer.
Sign up (free) on freelance markets such as Upwork, Guru, Freelancer.com, Peopleperhour, or Fiverr.
Build your profile and tell us about the service you want to provide.
Present your experience and your portfolio. If you don’t have a portfolio as a beginner, I would consider providing your services free of charge to the people around you and building your portfolio. You’re going to do a big service to yourself by spending your time in a target. The goal is to be presentable on a marketplace with a portfolio to highlight.
Build an introductory video about yourself and your abilities. A decent one-and-a-half minute video could do some wonders. The only way your future customer can see you in an online environment is by seeing you and your resources on a recording. You don’t get a chance to meet your client in person and persuade them to recruit you via a coffee table. Video is the best way to persuade them, and if the video is well-created, you’re in for a huge chance to win a decent deal.
After you have built your profile, you need to work on your communication skills because, in the freelance marketplace, you need to persuade the consumer that you are the best choice for their company.
It’s called the ‘bidding’ process. The customer submits their project specifications. If you have the ability to get the job done, you put your bid on the project, and that involves not just the price but also a nice plan to clarify who you are and what you will do to get this job done.
Note, the emphasis in the proposal should be ‘you’ and not ‘me.’ It says, don’t brag too much about your qualities and expertise, instead, concentrate on the ‘you’ part of your client. You need to chat about the customer and their needs, what you should do to get their job done.
Your terms are really important in the plan. As Tony Robbins says, 80 percent of your popularity is psychology, I actually agree with him that your online success is concealed in your use of words. A good plan is the secret to gain the confidence of the customer and to persuade them to award their project to you.
The 7 Bidding Formula, which works 1 out of 4 times.
Here’s a cookie cutter idea that might help you secure your next job as a freelancer. You know, this has to be updated for any project. Usually, a successful idea has 7 sections of it, and here is the breakdown. I call it the ‘7 Range Formula.’ It’s done some great tricks for me over the years, and it’s helped me win ventures as high as $10k.
Imagine a project on Guru or Upwork that requires a graphic artist to create a logo. As I am a graphic designer and I have the opportunity to develop an eye-catching logo, my idea would contain the following.
1 – Greetings (Hello, Client Name)
2-Project for Restoring Employer
I understand that you are searching for supplements/dietary/vitamin logo style. You want a black paint with a golden touch and you need a retro look.
3 – Show yourself
I’m a graphic artist with 10 years of creating logos, brochures and artwork. I’m really proud of my design work. First, I draw a drawing on paper, then I render it on Adobe Illustrator, then I make a final touchup on Photoshop.
4-What would I do for an employer?
I will create a state-of-the-art eye catchy logo template within 3 business days. To give you choices, I will offer 3 different logos to choose from depending on your specifications and preferences. When the job is done, you’ll get all the source code that’s fully editable. Your happiness is my priority, and if you want, I will not disappoint you.
5 – Portfolio
You will see my diversified portfolio at http://nur.raabta.net/
6 – Free mockup/question
Today, this is a magic trick that I sometimes use to draw the client’s attention. Typically, they’re inclined to consider this bid.
A standard deal is that I would like to offer you a FREE mockup design of your logo so that you can see my design capabilities. Are you involved in that?
7 – Closing (with a solid statement) and including your contact address.
Looking forward to your answers and doing business with you.
Naeem Ur Rehman
Director At LeaP
The only and guaranteed means of success as a freelancer
If you look after your customers, they’ll keep coming back to you. This is the only way to make daily money every month, all year round.
70 per cent of my success is due to the retention of the customer.
Customer care is the secret, you need to walk the extra mile and make your customer happier to make them happy so they don’t have to go somewhere else. In my case, I make sure that I speak to them directly on the skype or even by phone to give them the assurance that I am 100% genuine, that I am available and that I take care of them, and under no conditions can I leave them high and dry. Building confidence in your customer is the secret to success as a professional freelancer.
Instead, don’t take your customer as a one-off chance and see how you can exploit this opportunity and persuade them to keep coming back to you for more company.