We all know how difficult it is to get that first freelance job.
Here are some tips for you to help you achieve that goal.
- Create a good freelancer profile
Firstly you should aim to create a great freelancer profile. There are many sites which can help you do this. However, one thing that I learn't is viewing other freelancers profiles, and trying to replicate what they have done. You can reate a freelacer profile at cryptogrind a Bitcoin freelancing platform.
- Step out of your comfort zone
When applying for jobs, don't just apply for jobs that you know you can do. If you see up a job with skills which you haven't got much of an idea about, apply anyway. You can always learn these skills on the job. You are now getting paid to learn and increase your knowledge for next time.
- Apply for a lot of jobs
You should aim to apply for as many jobs as you can which match your skills, keep applying on different platforms until you get some bites from employers.
- Read the job specification properly
It's very important that before you apply for a job, read the job specification. There is nothing worse for employers than receiving a generic proposal with no effort, many ask for a keyword to prove you read the specification.
- Write awesome proposals
There is nothing wrong with having a proposal template in which to work from. However, don't just copy and paste this into your proposals. Tailor it slightly based on the job you are applying for. Refer to aspects of the job specification in your proposal.
- Upload a professional profile image
Having a good profile image on your account encourages trust from employers, try to use a professional shot, but please do not use one with you drinking with your mates in a bar. Cryptogrind Bitcoin Freelancing Marketplace allow for profile uploads.
- Refer to the future with your employer
When writing you proposal, mention what you will do to make his job a success. Refer to the job specification and mention how you will solve the problems highlighted.
- Be available on Skype
Many employers will ask to speak to you on Skype before they accept your proposal. So make sure you have a working microphone and a Skype account ready for this.
- You don't have to be honest
Your proposals and profile page doesn't have to be brutally honest. I know this may seem a bit devious. But trust me, you are trying to get the job over hundreds of other people. A few white lies here and there wont't hurt in the long run.
- Don't give up
If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. Your first job won't come immediately but with some perseverance your hard work will eventually pay off. Once you land that first job and do well, others will come flying in, trust me.
Have any ideas? Let us know if you have any further ideas for new Freelancers to get that first gig!
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A blog writtenby the creator or cryptogrind - Richard Macarthy.
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