The Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently published statistical data about employment both, part time or freelance or contract employment, and full time employment. The part time employment data also includes employment due to economic reasons and due to non-economic reasons. An estimated 10.3 million plus people, located alone in the United States, are independent contractors or freelancers. The international numbers would just be unimaginable. Therefore, in this competitive market place, of freelance mode of self-employment where often both the parties are bound under a contract, the most important question is what makes you stand out of crowd. In other words, what is it that makes you become a better freelancer? The workload graph in a freelance writer business is quite fluctuating meaning at time you are flooded with work while at other time you just may not have any work. Following are some of the best strategies to lead your freelance business to success by becoming a better writer freelancer.
Better Time Management Using Work Schedule
As a freelance writer, you must follow strict work schedule to enjoy both work and personal life. To create a work schedule assess your current situation comprising of your job, days in a week or month of your unavailability at work, family including wife, kids, parents, etc. It is a great way to schedule your time to enable you works in usual business hours e.g. a 9 to 5 job in a peaceful place inside your house.
Keep your Client Posted on the Project Progress
Like any other job or business, it is essential to keep your client posted on the progress of project work. It is in fact one of the most important challenges faced by client while dealing with individual freelancers. You must contact your clients as often as possible seeking clarification, providing updates, discussing suggestions and so on. A simple email or a phone call can help you build necessary rapport with you client and hence repeat business.
Enhance your clientele
You must have heard of financial jargon such as “Portfolio”. You must also have heard of a common saying, “Never put all of the eggs in the same basket”? Both aim at diversification of risk. By not searching for more clients, you would actually be risking your business to fail. In a freelance writing business, you do not have permanent clients. Some will keep promising long-term relation but may not actually have any work at later stages. Hence, you cannot afford to rely on a particular client to survive long term and keep meeting your financial goals.
Advertising your freelance writer job quotient using one or more common methods such as distributing business cards, ramping up a website, creating and marketing portfolio, posting on forums and message boards, requesting current clients to rate your work etc. can yield unexpected results.
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