Truelancer is an amazing platform to build your own freelancing empire. We have great features than any of our other competitors.
Let me make you understand with an example. Upwork (formerly oDesk) only allows you to apply for given jobs. It is not possible to market yourself there. But Fiverr is an exception. There you can easily post your services. Our platform is a combination of both; you can apply to already posted job offers and can publish your services also. This excludes the usage of two different websites, thereby saves time.
If you ever used us, chances are little that you got no works.
After signing up, you never closed the tab and stayed there by filling profile details, creating service gigs etc. Can you relate to this? Then you never felt (feel also) a drought, I know.
But, in order to pull out the maximum profit, you should dedicate some time to work more in our platform. Check out the image below, you can see how many sales these guys made.
Here, in this post you are going to read how you can promote your service gigs to sell and earn more.
1. Take Care right from the Creation itself
Creating a service gig is not a heavy task. You can do it within seconds. But, if you don’t want to let your service go unnoticed, you should give proper care when creating it.
Here is the service creation page (see the image). As you can see, there are some fields. Fill these fields with utmost care because these fields determine the future of your service gig.
Give a captivating name. Instead of following a conventional one like “I can Create Logos”, why don’t you enter “I can Create Professional Logo for Your Business- Refund is Guaranteed upon Dissatisfaction” as your gig title?
I know it is a little bit longer. But this will work out, why because it is more specific and increase the interest of employers after reading your end words.
There are fields for rate, time of delivery, details, category, skills, and tags. Make sure you write not a single nonsense word.
2. Research before Creating Your Service
Don’t you hate homework? Frankly, I do. But this time you have to cope with it. Before posting your service gig, you should do a brief but effective keyword research.
Many tools are available like Keyword Planner (free), Long Tail Pro, SEMRush and Market Samurai for this purpose. You just analyze the competitiveness. Select only those keywords with low competition.
After getting 1- 2 good keywords, try to include those words within your service name and details. This will ensure that your gig will be search engine friendly.
3. Widen Your Network on Truelancer
Now, Freelancing and entrepreneurship have been converged. Most of us see both of them as same irrespective of some subtle differences.
An entrepreneur should have a wide and valuable network to support his work. Let us take an offline entrepreneur into consideration. If he has a good network, automatically his business grows. They talk about his services to the people in their network. In business, this is a marketing strategy called mouth marketing.
Guess what? Mouth marketing is considered as a reliable way of promotion than ads or any other thing. But it is very difficult to implement. People decide what they have to tell to their friends and followers. So there will be no genuine ways of mouth marketing except providing good service.
Personal messages and emails are considered as mouth marketing in the online world. So, whenever you are hired, ask them to follow you on Truelancer. If your friends are using us, don’t forget to follow them and get followed. By this method of reciprocation, you can easily build a good follower network with us.
Here comes the surprising info. Do you know that whenever you post a new service, your followers are notified by email? Pretty cool, eh?
That’s why I asked you to build a good network within our platform. Whoever knows whether it will bring you a million dollar deal or not? 😉
4. Don’t Price Your Gig Randomly
This one may be the mistake you have been doing right from the beginning of your career. Most of the time, you charge higher than you deserve. Very few people charge less for their quality.
I would say both the groups are not doing right. If you overcharge for your work, your service will be a desert, devoid of clients. On the other hand, undercharging your service will be resulted in weariness because you are not paid for the effort for you make. So, you should charge exactly what you deserve for your work.
How to know the exact amount you have to impose for your service? Be observant. It is as simple as that. Still puzzled?
Follow these steps to price your gig.
- Find out a bestselling service on Truelancer and know its cost.
- If possible, try to read an article that best selling person did for profit.
- If you can’t discover any of his paid works, visit his profile and look at his portfolio and article section.
- Now you have an overview about that person’s quality and his fee. Then, analyze your virtue and compare it with his.
After following these steps, determining the cost of your service will no longer be a tough row to hoe, I think.
No matter for what service you are pricing, assessing the works of your competitors help you to land on a decent amount suitable for you as well as for your client.
5. Feature Your Services
Visit the service page of us here. You can see that some items are placed on the top with a “featured” tag. For every visit, they are on top. There is no doubt in that these services are the first priority of an employer who visits the page.
This is an easiest way to promote your service gig here. We give you 200 credits to your Truelancer account if you refer one person to sign up with us. These credits can be used to feature your service.
NB: – If your referral person buys your service, you are eligible to get “Zero Fee Offer”. That means you will get the complete payment from the client without losing a penny as the service fee.
Ready to Earn More?
Are you still not our user? Sign up from this page now.
Then keep following the above steps I have shared while posting a service gig.
Happy Freelancing. 🙂