Manoj started as a simple freelance web designer. He used design simple UIs, generate reports or do anything for that matter that came in his way. The freelance website was really helping him find new work every day to keep his passion alive and skills glossy and sharp as a shark’s tooth. But is it enough to just have a new freelance web design work every day without any guarantee for the next one? This is the thought that changed Manoj’s view of the freelance websites.
For a freelancer, one thing that ensures the work security is a loyal client base. The bigger it is, the lesser are your chances of wasting your time finding new jobs. A good client base also helps you to develop as a professional. From a freelancer you evolveto a business person. So, let us see what our freelance web designer Manoj did to develop a client base using these freelance websites.
Heads-up before Head start
No! Before you open another tab and start right away with any freelance website, be ready with your skills. Having a client is very likely to bring you work in bulk which may or may not have flexible and reasonable deadlines. So, first you need to prepare for such kind of work. Discipline your work for such kind of schedule. Hiring someone else with you might be an idea but as of now, it’s better if you start on your own. Find as much work as you can and try to finish it in short deadlines. Remember, it’s better to fumble with one job than to ruin ten.
Build the Repo
Another gratuity of doing single freelance jobs from these freelance websites is, you get to have your work seen and rated. Big jobs bring you money, smaller ones bring you respect. What does finding new clients have to do with this? This is where Freelance websites help you. Most of these legit websites have one or the other way of having their freelancers rated. A good rating reflects good work and thus, you can be trusted with bigger jobs.
Let the hunt begin
Finding new clients through freelance job websites isn’t that big a task. All you have to do is look for job owners who want a bulk job done. For example, our expert web designer friend Manoj might want to look for big web designing projects for a whole module or website for that matter. Apply for these jobs and let your rating and experience to the rest. Your past work will provide you a lot of samples and your repo with your job owners will speak for your quality of work.
That’s it, get ready with the first two points and get started with the third one. Freelance websites not only provide you a large platform to connect with more job owners, but it also helps you display your skill better. Thus, these websites will always help you in finding new client. For more help on freelancing do follow us. Share the wisdom with your other freelancer buddies and you might set up your own small freelancing start-up.