You need something different–something better than what other freelancers offer. Your business needs that special something that makes a prospect pause and think to themselves, “I have to do business with this freelancer.”
We’ve talked about the importance of having a unique selling propositon (USP) before. That’s still important. But having the “Wow” factor does so much more for your freelance business.
Having the “Wow” factor can mean the difference between being considered for a project and being hired.
So what is this “Wow” factor and how can a freelancer go about getting it? The truth is that the answer is as individual as your clients are. If asked, many clients would be unable to give you an answer beyond “I know it when I see it.”
There are a few things that you can do to wow clients. While these tactics may not work for every prospective client, they will work for many. That’s what’s this post is about. It explains how you can wow prospects so that they become a client.
Most days I face a challenging to-do list with more tasks on it than I could possibly accomplish. That’s why I make it my mission to work as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The alternative, working extra hours or missing a deadline, is just not acceptable.
Of course, a mountain of self-help books, blogs, videos, and other materials already exists to help us learn to manage our time more effectively. The trouble is, like most freelancers, I just don’t have enough time to go through all those resources.
In this post, I pulled together some of the quickest and easiest time save hacks that you should be able to use right away. If you’re looking for even more time saving tips, you can find some more here.
Posted January 27, 2012 in How-To
If you’re freelancing, you must be able to effectively estimate the time each of your projects will take. If you can’t do this you won’t know how much to charge for your work or how to best schedule your time.
Estimating is one of the core freelancing skills, yet it is one that many freelancers struggle with. If you have trouble in this area, you’re not alone.
In this post, I’ll give you three easy tips to help you improve your estimating skills. I’ll also briefly share task-based estimating.
If you’ve ever underestimated the time it takes to complete a project, this post is for you.
Sure, everyone faces some challenges from time to time. But, due to the unique nature of freelancing perhaps freelancers are a bit more susceptible to some challenges than others.
If you’re properly prepared, though, you can handle most freelancing challenges that come your way while minimizing your stress.
In this post, I’ll outline some of the common challenges that freelancers face. I’ll also discuss how to handle those challenges that are most unique to freelancing.
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