First Project as a Freelancer

The Amazing Formula to Win Your First Project as a Freelancer

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Freelancer is the person who is self employed, working from home free of time and space. Here we will discuss about your first project as a freelancer and how to get that first project.

As a freelancer a very basic question everyone asks you is how to win first project in your freelancing career? 

Here I have given a 7 point secret formula to get your first project as a freelancer.

If you follow all these 7 steps while you are biding on any freelancing marketplace, you will soon be successful in getting your first project.

 

  1. Project Selection

    Be very specific while biding on projects.

    Only select those project which you think you are fully capable of completing successfully.

    Choose the projects according to your skills which you are fully confident that you can complete on time and in budget.

    Never choose a project that is out of your skills, time and budget.

    If you choose a wrong project and you were not able to complete it in time or your skills didn’t match the requirements, in the end you will loose the trust of the client and he will never come back.

     

  2. Focus on Client Requirements

    When you submit a proposal you are giving suggestion to the client about how you will do his project.

    While submitting a proposal don’t focus on explaining your portfolio and telling them what work you have done so far. Instead of that focus on the client’s requirements mentioned in the project brief.

    Customize your proposal according to the client’s requirements and focus on clients requirements specifically.

    Don’t try to sell your portfolio at this stage. Just talk about clients requirements, give proposal and suggestion about the requirements. For example

    What is good and what should be done.

    What should be the budget.

    What technology should be used to do the project.

    What  will be the time frame.

     

  3. Read Project Brief Twice

    Analyse the posted project carefully. Give your most time to understand the project brief. Read the project brief and requirements twice.

     

  4. Don’t Compromise on Price

    Know your price as a freelancer. If you know the work don’t compromise on price. Maintain your self esteem and keep the market price in mind.

     

  5. Customize Your Proposal

    Customize your proposal according to the requirements of the client. If your proposal is customized and according to the requirements of the client there are more chances of winning the project.

     

  6. Read the proposal twice

    When you finish writing a proposal, read it again. Check for any spelling or grammar mistakes.

    If you read your proposal twice you can have more ideas in your mind to make your proposal more creative. Always read your proposal again while submitting it.

     

  7. Summarize your Proposal

    Never write a too long proposal. Take the client’s project brief and summarize it in your own words.

    Analyse, access and summarize the project brief.

    Don’t write a long proposal.

Conclusion

Choose the projects according to your skills which you are fully confident that you can complete on time and in budget. Never choose a project that is out of your skills, time and budget.

Don’t focus on explaining your portfolio and telling them what work you have done so far. Instead of that focus on the client’s requirements mentioned in the project brief.

Don’t try to sell your portfolio at this stage. Just talk about clients requirements, give proposal and suggestion about the requirements.

Analyse the posted project carefully. Give your most time to understand the project brief. Read the project brief and requirements twice.

Know your price as a freelancer. If you know the work don’t compromise on price. Maintain your self esteem and keep the market price in mind.

Customize your proposal according to the requirements of the client. If your proposal is customized and according to the requirements of the client there are more chances of winning the project.

When you finish writing a proposal, read it again. Check for any spelling or grammar mistakes.

Never write a too long proposal. Take the client’s project brief and summarize it in your own words.

Remember! Hard work and dedication is the key to success. Keep these points in mind while bidding and you will soon get your first project as a freelancer. Do comment on this post if these points help you in winning your first project as a freelancer.

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