Freelance, the freelancer, and freelance worker are terms commonly used for a person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term.
In my last Freelancing post, some of you guy's asked lots of question about Freelancing like what is the first step in freelancing, which tool freelancer use to create invoice and estimate, what is actually this freelancing business means?, How to send client proposal as a Freelancer? 🤩😴🤯😱🤪😵🥴 and much more.
So in the article, you will get your all answers 🦐 I have divided my real-life experience into some short and clear points, So you will not confuse ✌🙌
Understand Creative & Business side of freelancing, You are a Freelance Business owner. So please don't consider yourself as the only Freelancer!
It's very important to have some experience in your field before choosing a freelancing career for this you might do an Internship or Official job.
Why Experience is important?
1.Learn from real work
2.Learn How to deal with clients
3.Learn How to collaborate with others
4.Learn & Create your own process
the very important thing is knowing your baseline pricing, Somehow you have to know your hourly price and it could be anything $10, $40 & more... After this, you may able to easily calculate project costing!
According to TheFutur, there are several ways to calculate project pricing!
There are 2 equations that Lior gave to calculate your project time:
A.Creative work time + management time + 20% buffer = estimated project time
B.(Estimated project time X break even rate) + other project expenses = project cost
If you are working professionally then the proposal really matters for you and clients.
why should I write a proposal?
1.Proposal help to build a great understanding between you and clients' work.
- It's determining project scope, timeline, pricing, services and more...
NOTE: Don't create a proposal until you don't have any understanding about the project, you must have one call with the client.
You don't need to write 20 pages proposal, Make it sample example Below I am showing you, How I write my proposal.
slide 1: About Me(Who I am, What I do & my Services)
slide 2: Project Understanding
slide 3: Your Process (How you will complete the project)
slide 4: Timeline
slide 5: Deliverables(Milestones)
slide 6: Pricing
slide 7: Terms & Conditions
slide 8: Sign Off
I mostly use these tools for managing Freelancing(Crose) Business like Invoicing, Proposal, CRM and more...
-For creating invoicing
-For CRM (Leads, status, Clients list)
-For creating proposals(Quick solutions)
-Managing lots of thing take a look
F)Keynote & word
You can even use these tool for creating proposals
If you have any dought, How to find clients then?
First try to present yourself as a brand because you are a Brand, Remember 'Visibility is Key' meaning is showing more work and getting more work!
There are plenty of tools available, you can start building an online portfolio on social media like Instagram, Dribble, Behance, LinkedIn & Your own website like this one Atul Prajapati
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