Often the new individual freelancer will plunge into the world of trouble getting the client or project. There are many factors that cause it. As yet there is a portfolio that can be displayed, which is not in the field of education freelance fro, ber-freelance/bekerja experience that not too many, and probably has not been extensive networking. But he was very optimistic that passionnya in that area, and he tried to find jobs there.
Imagine if you are a client who wants menghire him. You will definitely still do not believe on merit instead? Although he was already convinced 100% that passionnya in that field. Clients (consumers) do not want to take risks for what she bought. Clients always want the goods / services bought were always able to meet their needs (if he was a loyal consumer) s.
To gain the trust of a client the first time, that time I spent approximately one year from the commencement of the seriousness Hexacreative in 2009. Yep, it was the result of some hard work I was doing in the world online and offline (real world). It can be very heavy during the first begin.
In this article I will try to share some tips on Building Trust Client according to personal experience, the knowledge I have gained from various sources, and from friends and other freelancers. Tips below are interconnected with one another. If one is not implemented seriously, maybe the results would not be seriously Enjoy, just do it!
Writing an article on a blog can add clients to trust our services. Why is that?. Because blogs can bring visitors and commentators in the article that we create. It is possible that visitors are your potential clients is not it?. Suppose your freelance services in the field of photography, and what you write articles that aperture, what’s that angel, how to choose a good camera, and others. Well, there can be potential consumers to see that it is the knowledge you have, and ultimately the client can trust on our services. If you created an article that’s good enough, so no need to guess again that your blog will be frequently visited and more likely to find clients. Do not forget to include information on your blog contact / hire. Oh yes, this also applies to citizen journalism or any other language “you write for another blog.” Examples Ruangfreelance concept of his articles (the majority of citizen journalism articles). Can also be read in an article entitled Ruangfreelance Freelancers, is Blogging!.
2. Expand New Friends Interests / Passions / hobbies Just Like You
Which meant a new friend in multiply this point is that we should be able to keep the friendship / long stay also stay in touch with friends even when making new friends.
There is nothing wrong to seek new friends for the betterment of ourselves / our job, as long clung to the principle above. If the above principles are ignored and your old friend was disappointed, it could be your old friend told me something bad about your friendship to your new friend. This can be dangerous to your reputation in the future.
Reproduce a new relationship, especially the one with your passion, because it may cause a sense of enthusiasm for the work / your freelance. Because it can be to each other to share experiences and ideas easily, and others. The benefits are numerous, not only have an effect on our job. Well anyway?
3. Try Often in the Community and Event Registration
With your active often or join the community and events relating to the passion / your job, you will often also get a variety of experiences, new friends, new science, and also could be a prospective client. Be active!.
4. Always Find a New Science and Experience Related to Job
Looking for new experiences can be created by yourself. Train yourself. Create a workout according to your passion, you can not train. Do not be afraid to be wrong. By getting a new experience, then the new science will come by itself. Frequently also read books, magazines, and articles on the Internet that match your passion.
1. Providing Consistent Service Price
At this point you should have a management target or the right price. Who are your potential customers to target, what your skills, what tools you use, and others. For this explanation, more details can be found in How to Determine Value of Projects For Freelancers.
2. Offer / Promote Your Service to the Environment Around
Look around your dwelling. Store or what business you often skip or go?. If you are a freelance web designer, look, if they already have a website? If not, offer. And also give you the information that resides not far from there. Function? If the client already deal with your service, then clients will trust. Clients can visit the home / your office at any time. Clients may believe that this is not fraud. Think local first.
3. Try Creating a Portfolio and Curriculum Vitae
Show the results of your work on websites that provide a showcase for free over-Kary our work. For example if you are a designer or photographer, you can show off works in kayakarya.com, behance.net, deviantart.com, designtaxi.com, or other similar web. Great if you have a personal portfolio website. Curriculum Vitae can be formatted. PDF or you can join to LinkedIn.com to display your CV / resume you. And also give detailed information what can you serve the client in your portfolio.
“How about me not having any work to be displayed?”. When you first dive in the world of freelance web and graphic design, so I do not have work that can be displayed. I’m trying to create a personal portfolio. Like the works that I create for myself. Apparently this is fun!.
4. Active in Social Media and Website Freelance Market
a. Social Media
Now we live in an era of social media technologies. Why do we use it optimally for tida our job?. Social media is like a housing complex or apartment, in which there are people who are seeking services. So we are now looking in need of our services.
Perbanyaklah greetings, and share things that are useful in social media. Offer our services, or we are looking for clients in a way mensearchnya search through the column. If you Twitter users, usually the prospective client will be easy to find, because Twitter provides a streaming update info. But it is not easy to get the client there, because with this technique, who quickly he can!. This applies to all social media as well, such as Forums and Facebook.
b. Website Freelance Market
Honestly, I never even go into the market as freelance website Elance.com, freelancer.com, or the other. But once a few times to compete in 99designs.com (er not you think the same?). This point I took from the experience of friends that other freelance nge-bid on freelance websites such market. And finally they succeeded in making a client. Perhaps to this point, you can read in Guerilla Tactics Winning Projects, Sites Online Freelancer Freelancers For candidates, and other articles.
5. Optimistic and Never Give Up!
“Do not count how many times you fail, but count how many times you wake up from this failure.” If you are not yet in a case in your field, then do not easily give up. The opportunity is still there, while we the spirit and intentions always. God would see his servant who works hard and does not easily give up. God did not give success to the great men, unless they are working very hard and not easily give up. And also be sure that they have experienced many failures before kesukesan it is in their hands.
Working on Project
1. Timely Deadline
Adjust the time your personal activities with the completion of the project. Clients will feel loss if the project were completed late. Regarding the deadline you can read more in 4 Easy Steps Avoiding late for Deadline
Exchanged ideas with the client before the project starts will create a clear project agreement.
3. Use your best time!
Time Is money. Time is sword. Being freelance is able to work anytime, or rest at will. But think about the deadline. Prioritize what you’ll do.
4. Report Always Finish What You Have
Report anything that you have completed in a project will increase client trust the quality of your work. All who do become clearer.
Keep focus on work. Avoid things that have a negative or waste time while you’re working. Completing the work ahead of schedule, the better. Because there is still time to correct mistakes that we make from the project.
It seems there are many more tips on successful freelance another newbie. And you can get it in other articles.