Freelancing is always a good way to earn online with your skills but to generate leads is a difficult task. If you will search freelancing jobs on popular job boards you will get lots of competition to get a good freelancing task.
Clients always prefer to provide projects to someone who has all the details properly mentioned in his profile which helps client to judge that the freelancer is worth considering or not. If you are a freelancer then I would suggest you to make your profile strong to attract leads.
Here are few tips to make your Freelancing portfolio strong:
Title is the first thing which is noticed by a client. Thus always prefer to add a title which shows what your skill is how much experience you are having. If you are a web designer and having 4 years of experience then you can have profile title like “Web Designer with 4+ years of Experience”. Now whenever client will see your profile he will get a quick glance about your skill and experience.
When it comes to details make sure that you provide all the useful details related to your work. If the profile have option to add picture then never leave it blank, make sure that you add your professional image in your profile. Give the details of your work as you write in a cover letter of your resume. If you have links of your work samples then attach it with your profile. A big no to “Blanks” in your profile description, you should fill all the relevant information required to complete your profile.
Transparency about work
Always write clear details about your work and never add skills and work which you can’t do. Adding different skills is not a good way to get work online. Clients do rate you according to the quality of work you submit thus to make your profile strong you must take projects which suits you and add only those projects in your profile.
Research about payment
This is another important point to remember, when you are adding rates per hour or for whole project then make sure that you do proper research about the average bid on that project. Bidding more money can result in losing the project. If you are a newbie than consider bidding low amount so that you can get projects to make your profile strong.
Keep profile updated
I have come across many freelancing profiles which are not updated since months. If you are an active freelancer than you should keep on updating your profile with new skill, projects etc. But make sure that you don’t mess up with lots of keywords in your profile while updating.
Above are few things which you must remember while creating your freelancing profile to get relevant leads and more clients. If you have more tips to share, do drop in comments.