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Tips For Freelancers To Maximize Earnings

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MoreMoneyMoreProblem, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    When I started working online as a freelancer I really didn't know where to start or look to make money online... I had to do some research on where I could sell my services to earn income online. Now after 4 years of providing services in many areas such as graphics design / wordpress fixes / etc. I have set up an antiquity system which I earn from every day and would like to share it with the community here at BHW.

    I know some of you have been offering services as a freelancer already and thats fantastic but here are a couple ways I have found out to maximize my profits daily... well maximize them to a level im comfortable with that I am not pushing my own boundaries.

    - First set up your browser toolbar for easy job finding... I have done this by bookmarking within my toolbar a couple of places which I can find work for free and offer my services without a charge (forums). If you don't know any forums that you can find jobs do a Google search with your skill+forum. I am sure you will find a couple.

    - On these forums clients really don't like to mess with freelancers with no history on the site. Make a couple posts every day (10-15) so within a week or two you will have a post count over 100.

    - Create a portfolio of your work... I currently do not have a portfolio to show clients my work and this is a bad thing because I forget some of the URL's of my best work and have to show users 6-7 / 10 work instead of my best. Invest in a domain and set up a site using WordPress to link to your work. I will be working on this myself to maximize my earnings daily.

    - Here is the biggest thing to do when trying to sell your service to a client... create a professional private message to send to the user. Make sure the private message doesn't have any grammar errors / misspelled words that could sink your service. When I send a private message to a client I try to let them know a couple things such as information about me including how much experience I have in the niche of what they want done, turn around time (if you tell the client you can be completed within 1-2 hours be sure this is true because clients hate to wait, if its really going to take 24 hours then tell them, most will be alright with this).

    So those are a couple tips for anybody wanting to perform services for clients as freelancers. I know these tricks are 100% legit because I use them on a day to day basis. With these basic tricks I receive 1-3 jobs per day in the price range of $20-50 that don't take too much time. Hopefully this gives rising freelancers motivation and correction when working online.
     
  2. xCamaradax

    xCamaradax Registered Member

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    Good advices for the newbies :)
     
  3. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks for your input... I rather see some of the newbies advance on here and stop with the dumb posts and actually turn their selves into something successful even if it means just earning a couple bucks a day.
     
  4. klaxxon

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    I once tried to work as a freelancer, but with no success. It takes time until you get recognized and your work is appreciated. Although, if i would have start back to build my history as a freelancer steadily and slowly, by now i wouldn't have the time to right this comment. I get lazy people, get what they deserve. :) Congrats to you for making this work. If you know how to invest the money you make, you will be financial free in no time. ;)