7 tips to build a successful freelancer profile

As a freelancer on Pay Per Project, your profile is the key to winning projects, building new business connections and earning more. Here are some of our quick tips to help you build the best first impression:

Be yourself

Whoever you are, bring it to the table. Although as a graphic designer, for example, it’s important to list the programmes you use, relevant experience and applicable qualifications. However, to be the winning graphic designer for a new dog walking business it might also be important to give a shout out to your passion for our four-legged friends!

Be precise

Whatever your niche, you need to articulate it to prospective clients. Make sure to announce all of your skills, whether they’re general or very specific, as you never know what someone will be looking for!

Be honest

We’re confident that you’re great at what you do, so don’t try to bend or stretch the truth. Be proud of your accomplishments, but don’t exaggerate them. Be upfront about your qualifications, but don’t embellish them. You want to attract the projects where you’ll be able to enjoy doing a great job, so don’t pitch for those which you’re not suitable for.

Give examples

Try to link to a portfolio, or examples of your work in some form, wherever possible. Think of these links or images as your shop windows. What are the previous projects you’re most proud of? Put those front and centre. There is plenty of space under the Pay Per Project account settings to add as many examples of your work as you like.

Get feedback

The best way to establish yourself on Pay Per Project will be by building up a portfolio of projects completed on the platform. These will come with reviews, which act as endorsements to help you win future work. However, you don’t need to wait for Pay Per Project testimonials. Why not add some feedback from previous clients or employers to your profile? Keep these short and sweet, even a thank you sentence from an email can act as a green light for new employers.

Go for it!

 

Though freelancers get plenty of practice, selling yourself is never an easy task. This last pointer is actually just a vote of confidence, which we hope will inspire you to take the leap. Write about yourself from the perspective of the last client to give you great feedback, and there will be projects in your workspace in no time!

If you have any questions about building your profile, the process of landing projects or anything at all please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We’re always here to help matchmake freelancers with those who need them, and also answer your questions!

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