How to Secure More Freelance Work
Here’s how to successfully increase your freelance workload
Raising the bar
So, you’ve been freelancing for a little while and you’re ready to upscale your operation. That’s great news, we’re here to help get you started.
In this article, we’re going to share some tips that will enable you to secure more work – without compromising on your prices, quality, or lifestyle. Let’s go!
It’s difficult to make improvements if you’re not aware of how things are already going. Take some time to fully understand your current working process, note previous successes and challenges, and gather data where you can.
Keeping a detailed schedule and papertrail of your records is vital. Not just for the sake of your future self, but also for financial security and planning. Once you know which methods have been tried and tested, you’re better able to make decisions moving forward.
Upkeep your portfolio
Ensuring that your portfolio is updated is a point worth repeating. It’s far easier to make incremental changes to your portfolio than it is to entirely revise it a year down the line. Keep on top of this by saving this file into cloud storage, allowing you access at any time, from any device.
By keeping your portfolio online, not only can you update it more readily and easily, but it also allows you to share live updates to your freelancing profiles. Whether that’s on social media, Revolancer, or your own website – linking to a live portfolio expedites the update process. Here’s a guide on ‘How to Optimise Your Revolance Profile’ to help you along.
Optimise your marketing
Selling yourself is just as important as selling your services. Taking into account your personal brand, reach, following, and profile is important for encouraging growth. You’ll be well aware of what has and hasn’t worked for you from a marketing perspective, so now’s the time to double down on this work.
Increase your marketing output, refresh the aesthetic appeal of your brand, and consider using new channels to drive engagement and sales. Spending some time and resources to establish a multi-layered marketing strategy will pay dividends when it comes to converting sales. Very few freelancers start off with a fully realised, comprehensive marketing plan. So now’s your chance to build towards this end, which will secure more work in the long run.
Improve your outreach
Cold open messages are an essential part of building a network of clients. In order to achieve success here, it’s integral to revise your methods. A great way to test your openers is by conducting some split testing! Create templates A, B, and C, and keep track of which approach is most successful.
Remember, Revolancer allows you to communicate off-platform, so don’t hesitate to send those Zoom links! We know how important flexibility is when it comes to client communication.
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Sky’s the limit
Now that you know how to get started on upscaling your freelance workload, head out there and begin to secure more work! So long as you maintain good practice, make enhancements where you can, and put in the effort – the results will take care of themselves.
Before you go
If you found this article useful, be sure to learn ‘How to Spot a Good Client’, as you begin growing your workload.
Freelance marketplace: Revolancer