Freelancing is a very serious profession; reaching out your customers requires lot of patience, time and energy. Well, what if you understand your customer requirement but your customer don’t show confidence in you just because he is not able to understand your gig/portfolio. Doing some homework before you create a gig increases your chances of success either you are creating it for the first time, revising an existing gig or spreading your service in a new category. Here are few things you should do before you create a gig or portfolio.
Find Your Niche:
Finding your Niche is the 1st important step in the process of creating a gig .Best practice is that you divide your service into scalable tasks and then find out which task you can perform better. Breakdown your skillset into small offerings and justify it to sell it on minimum price.
When defining you gig/portfolio, ask yourself:
If the answer is “YES” then you are on the right track
Before you create a gig, it is important to search out how many people are providing similar service which you are planning to offer .This will help you find out what type of skill set you need to succeed in this market
You can do this by asking yourself:
If you see that same identical service is offered by number of other sellers. You have to brainstorm how you can differentiate yourself by providing same service in same market.
Know Your Value
Different freelancing portals have different structure for service charges like on Fiverr your service starts at $5 while on UpWork, you set hourly rate for your service. Use different promotional and discount offers to get customers on starting phase. Offering free service is not a practical approach to connect with seller. It’s important to know the value of your time and energy and not to compensate it in order to attempt potential customer
Establish a Workflow
Having a work order process is essential. However, keeping you self-organized before order starting coming will help you a lot. Find out different aspects of your work because without continual research, you cannot survive in this market so find out:
By following these steps for creating a gig, you can definitely attract your potential customers.