As a Freelancer, you want to make sure that even first-time visitors to your profile will be convinced that you are the right person for the task. The freelancing market can be very competitive and only those that are outstanding will get more customers definitely.
Here are 10 reasons you might be losing clients:
1. You have no featured images on your advertised gig: According to our observation, the majority of the freelancers that do get gigs always have captivating featured images describing exactly what kind of services they offer.
2. Your language skills are detracting from your work experience: How can you call yourself a writer but cannot spell any single word correctly? This kind of silly mistake may cause your adverts to be ignored completely by customers.
Misspellings, poor grammar, and texting lingo are red flags to clients no matter what kind of work you do. Spell check should be a way of life and an online grammar class may be the best investment you ever make.
3. You lack online proof of your abilities: Even a couple of links to your works might be enough to get you up the ladder. Update your LinkedIn profile and attach the link to your Jolancer profile.
No matter what you do, you must find a way to showcase your skills through an online resume or portfolio. If your skills are difficult to prove online, ask previous employers for letters of recommendation to be scanned or quoted online. You can, and should, Build a Killer Online Portfolio.
4. You don’t have the experience most clients are looking for: If you want to become the hot cake in your field, why not go online to take a couple of courses from platforms like CodeAcademy, Udemy, KhanAcademy etc ?
It is highly unlikely to launch a brand new career online with no experience. Set yourself on the path to success by bringing “real world” experience to your freelance niche.
6. Your low or high rates are making not giving you a good image: If you really have the experience to charge that much, but are not being snatched up online, you’re probably shooting too high. If your rate is too low then you are probably not confident enough to handle the tasks that customers will need you for.
7. You are too difficult to get in touch with: Jolancer has a feature for you to be able to communicate with your customers. Any time you get a message via your Jolancer profile you will be notified by email.
In the online freelance world, hiring decisions are often made in hours, not days. If you aren’t getting back to people within a few hours or less, someone else is beating you to the punch and getting the job.
8. You are coming across as desperate: It’s okay to vent the frustration of unemployment, but do it among friends. In the online world prospective clients need to see you as in-demand and successful. Lying isn’t necessary, just don’t wear your desperation everywhere you go. Learn the fine art of social networking — hint: it’s not about broadcasting your need for work.
9. You are waiting for work to come to you: You need to post your Jolancer gig on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. Let people know exactly what you do. You must be self-motivating to move higher. Also using the hashtag: #iamngfreelancer will get you noticeable on social media platforms very easily.
10. You have stopped learning: If you already think you’re a guru just after earning a couple of dollars then, you’ve got some work to do on yourself. Stay humble, learn more and share your knowledge with your friends.
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