The Freelancer Club Blog

WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT - COMMUNICATION

CLEAR COMMUNICATION FROM THE START TO THE END OF THE PROJECT When freelancing on a specific role, communication is key to ensuring you meet project expectations and will further improve your chances of any future work with the employer. Firstly and probably most importantly, always make sure you are responsive to any potential employer inquiries. If you happen to miss an employer’s phone call, be sure to call them back within 15 minutes and do not wait until the next day to return their call.

WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT - PRICE

If you’re just starting out in freelancing it can be tough to know exactly how much to charge and what your hourly or day rate should be. What makes it more difficult is that you want to get it right the first time to avoid any issues such as over or under or overcharging in the future. 

WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT - APPLYING TO A JOB

Employers consider a number of factors when choosing a freelancer for a job. Not least is the presentation of the application. Your profile is the first thing an employer will see and a deal breaker when it comes to landing the job or not. Click the video to learn more (sound required)

WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT - SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE

In the last few years, employers have started enquiring about freelancers who have a strong social media influence. Why? Because the job often involves creating content and the employer not only wants professional work done on budget but would also like to promote the work to as many people as possible. Play the video to learn more (sound required)

WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT - PORTFOLIO

#1 A RELEVANT PORTFOLIO WITH A CLEAR STYLE  A Freelancer’s portfolio is an essential tool and, very much like a CV, it should represent your work in the best possible light. A strong portfolio will showcase your talent and display your skill in an obvious way. However, there's more to a portfolio than just a bunch of images. Here is what employer look for in a freelancer's portfolio.

HOW TO BLAG IT AS A FREELANCER

Starting out as a freelancer is often the result of following a passion. Rarely does a fledgeling freelancer express a desire to sort out their accounts, file their taxes or plan marketing strategies. Business tends to come into focus at a later stage. However, understanding the basics and knowing a bit of business jargon can help a freelancer no end. Here's our rough guide on blagging it as a freelancer.

HOW TO SET YOUR RATE

“Freelancers working in the creative industries lose an estimated £5,394 each year through working for free.” Despite a growing number of people choosing to work independently (there are around 1.9 million freelancers in the UK), unfair pay is still a major issue. Fair trade image licensing company, Picfair, have called upon some experienced freelancers from various sectors of the creative industries to share their best advice for setting a fair price.

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