How to write a freelance job?

To get the interest of quality freelancers, the clients need to be clear with their job postings. A good job post can be done as follows:

1. Describe the job with as much detail you can. Include directions in PDF. Refer to model sites. List the requirements. Do not give vague one line job descriptions like “Setup a site”, “Modify my code”.

2. Describe your ideal freelancer. What skill sets should she have? Should he have 100% positive feedback? Do you prefer someone in a specific location? What kind of support you expect?

3. Mention the time / budget you can afford.

4. Provide your Contact details. Email address and Skype ID are enough. Sometimes, I get exclusive invites but found no way to contact the client.

5. Be clear but polite. You may have had some bad experiences. But, if you lay too many conditions insulting the sincerity / intelligence of bidders, no self-respecting freelancer will bid 😉

How to write a freelance resume?

How to write a freelance resume?

Trust.

Your freelancing resume should try to build trust with the clients.

There are many incompetent / just for money / machine language / marketing template speech companies. People are tired of them.

They want human touch. They want to be sure you will stay for long time.

1. Add a good, smiling, casual profile photo of your “face”.

Adds credibility. People feel friendly. A client said my profile photo prompted him to award a project !

2. Tell your first name.

A short nick name is plus. Don’t hide under some stupid company name, designation.

3. Start a blog on your expertise.

Link to it from your resume. They will know that you are not here just for the money. Many clients liked my blog, came through my blog before taking a decision to hire me.

4. Talk.

Don’t just present bullet points, figures. Try to explain briefly who you are, why you do this work and how you enjoy it.

5. Present the best of your portfolio.

Highlight what favorable results your work produced.

Example:

Bad – I did SEO for so and so companies.

Good – I did SEO for this site. This increased PageRank so much. Got 1,000+ new visitors. Increased the sales x %. These were the strategies I adopted….

6. Give Contact info. Phone, Email and Skype.

Clients search for suitable freelancers even before posting a job. They like to discuss and will even invite you exclusively to take the job.