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Freelance Tips

Which Freelancing Site Is Best For Beginners?

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Starting to freelance is a lot like starting a business.

First, you have to develop skills and build your portfolio. And then you have to figure out what kind of services you’re going to offer.

But, the key to getting more work and winning clients is to find the “right” market to sell your services.

Imagine Apple coming out with a new iPhone and going to a market dominated by Android phones to sell it. Would anyone want to buy it? Of course not.

It’s pretty much the same in freelancing. It’s important for a freelancer to find the “right market”, or in this case the right freelance site, to sell their services from the very first day to start a successful freelance career.

While most experts and more established freelancers may advise you against using freelance sites to offer services, I believe it’s the perfect way for a beginner to start freelancing.

There are both upsides and downsides to using freelance sites to sell services and find work. But, as long as you find the best freelance site that fits your category of work, it will make your life so much simpler. It’s how I started my freelance career as well.

In this post, I will help you find the right platform to offer your services as a beginning freelancer. Let’s begin, shall we?

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5 All-In-One Time Tracker & Project Management Apps For Freelancers

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Looking for the perfect app to manage your projects, clients, invoices, and time tracking using just one tool?

You came to the right place.

It can be a painful process to jump back and forth between different apps to manage the different aspects of your freelance work.

You have to use one app for time tracking, another to generate invoices, and another app to manage projects. This can be a headache for freelancers who work with multiple clients.

I found a few amazing new tools you can use to solve that problem and run your freelancing business from a since place. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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6 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Tips For Landing Clients

How do you successfully convince a client to hire you?

How come other freelancers easily land new clients without effort while you struggle to get a reply for your proposals?

What’s their secret?

I’ve been answering these questions for a while now. Usually, I end up giving the same answer to many people because I only know about the strategies that worked for me.

As a change of pace, I wanted to see what type of strategies other freelancers use to successfully land and manage their clients. So, I reached out to several successful freelancers from different industries to ask them this question:

What kind of strategies and tips do you recommend for beginners for landing new clients?

And here’s what they had to say.

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5 Email Templates You Can Use To Pitch To New Clients

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Freelancing sites are not the only place you can find work.

In a previous post, I showed you not one, not two, but 14 different methods for finding freelance work online.

Most of these methods involve contacting the clients directly and sending your pitch via email. I can’t stress it enough how important this first email really is.

This is the email that your potential clients are going to use to analyze you and your skills. A small mistake, such as addressing the client “hey what’s up!” or desperately writing “I really need this job” can cost you a job of a several thousand dollars.

You don’t have to be a master of the English language to write a great email. You just have to learn to follow certain email etiquette when writing the pitch to appear more professional to your clients.

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5 Effective Psychological Tricks To Attract More Freelance Clients

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This may seem like a weird request, but I want you to think of a Lucky Dwarf. Any one of those  Lucky Dwarfs you’ve seen or met in your life. Got it? Good.

Now, quickly think of a number between one to ten.

Let me take a wild guess, were you thinking of the number seven?

Don’t worry, I don’t have telepathic abilities to read your mind. I was just using a psychological effect called Priming to trick your subconscious mind into thinking the number seven by using two simple words “Lucky Dwarf”, both of which are commonly affiliated with the number seven (eg: lucky number 7, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). It’s a trick I learned from Nick Kolenda’s book, Methods of Persuasion.

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The 5 Worst Mistakes Made by Freelancers, and How to Avoid Them

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It was Albert Einstein who once said that “a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Of course, we can’t learn new things without taking a risk and sometimes we make mistakes in the process. But, if you make the same mistake twice, it will cost you.

Most freelancers make many mistakes when dealing with clients and often wonder why they aren’t getting enough jobs or why they have to chase after clients just to get their bills paid. Some even give up too easily after facing one failure after another.

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