We speak with 100s of clients and businesses every week at Freelancer Club and we are constantly exploring why one freelancer gets the job and the others don't. We've also noticed how some freelancers are harming their chances of landing the job with their application. To help improve your odds, we've put together a list of pro tips on how to apply for freelance jobs. Enjoy
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What does your portfolio say about you as a freelancer? Is it a visual CV, a trophy cabinet or something else? Does the work remind you of a particular time in your career, a certain client, a moment of pride or realisation – perhaps the project that changed everything?
The layout of your portfolio can clearly have an impact on the way that your work is perceived. Whether you choose to display images as single shots, or set them up in a new format, might make a difference as to whether you get that job or not. We spoke to some inspiring members at Freelancer Club whose portfolios feature an interesting layout or presentation choice. Take their tips to freshen up your profile!
It's hardly news to state that being an authority in your field leads to more work, better rates, and broader opportunities. Pre-social media, freelancers would earn influence through hard work, experience, reputation in their field, networking and positive PR. Today, all of that can be achieved with a smartphone and an internet connection.
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)
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)
The Freelancer Club offers freelancers a ton of cool freelance stuff all aimed at making your life a little easier. We also know how time-consuming it can be to search for jobs when all you want to do is what you do best - work. Here's how to make the most out of our Jobs Board.
Apply to freelance jobs, fast. Freelancers generally have to dedicate a portion of their week looking for new clients. Otherwise known as prospecting or 'new business', adding to your client base is an essential part of developing a successful freelance business. But who wants to be in front of a computer for hours, scrambling to apply to freelance jobs, when you could be out there doing what you love? Close your laptop and let us do the work for you.