Tips To Grow Your Freelance Business At Rocket Speed
Are you an online freelancer who provides content writing, web designing, web development, programming, graphics design like services on internet? Or are you thinking of starting freelancer business so that you can create an extra source of income for you and your family? Then you must read this article and get benefit of my own experience in freelance business industry.
Most freelancers are getting their clients (or say jobs) from various online freelance platforms like VWorker.com, odesk, guru etc. but what mistake they are doing is they never think of going independent of these platforms or going in to the online market directly to promote their freelance business. Instead most of them are not aware of these things. Don’t worry if you are not getting what I am trying to say, you will know it at the end of this article.
Congratulations! If you are still reading this article, it clearly means that you are very serious about your freelance business and want to grow it. So here are the tips.
Think Out Of Box
Freelance business is not just about getting paid for doing some job online for your clients. But to sell your skill, your knowledge and your expertise to provide the best solutions to your client’s needs. You should be aware of latest trends and technologies being used in your industry, what your clients are looking for, how other top freelancers in your industry are growing their business etc. To explain this “think out of box” strategy, let me show you an example.
Suppose any client is looking for content writer for his product he wants to sell on internet. What normal freelance writer will do is get the product or product description from client and will write simple article about it explaining some pros and cons etc. but what the think out of box writer supposed to do is understand the importance of product and why people should buy it. He will write the content that will attract the people to buy the product by creating curiosity. He will target that audience who are really in need of such a product or those whose problems can be solved with the help of this product. Client will be extremely satisfied with this kind of content writing and will definitely hire you every time he’ll need and also will recommend your freelance services to others in his network.
Present Your Self As Expert
The money you earn from your freelance business and the amount of order you receive every month depends on your expertness, your quality of work and the quality of your client’s satisfaction from your previous jobs. Here what I mean by present your self as expert is behave like an expert, talk like an expert, and contact your client like and expert. Your expertise should be seen from your attitude, your email and chat conversation with your clients and everything that you do and discuss with your clients.
Promote Your Self As Expert:
Don’t get confused with this and the previous tip. Previous tips was ‘present your self as expert’ and this is to promote your self as expert. It means tell the world about your expertise, about your services, about the great jobs you have done as a freelancer and about the great testimonials / comments you have received from you existing clients.
You can promote your self with the help of your own Blog, social media like facebook and twitter, forum discussions in your industry, writing help and how to articles in your industry to help people and serve your knowledge to your blog readers. Every single step you put ahead to promote your self will eventually result in more clients and more quality jobs which will not only grow your business but will boost your income too.
So, this is what I learnt from my own experience in internet business and freelance business since last 2 years. I would love to read your own experience, if you will share here with us in comments. If you are new to freelance industry, share your opinion, comments and ask questions here.