As a freelancer, one is always looking for a platform where he can promote his or her talent and get the jobs he has been striving for. Apart from the core skills, one also requires the platforms support too in terms of tools and functions which help in showcasing and promoting capabilities and attract prospective employers.
Truelancer provides you with some excellent tools which if exploited in the right manner will help you land the jobs you have always wanted. This series of articles will discuss all of them but first, let’s have a brief overview.
Your profile page
This is what the first look at your Truelancer profile looks like
Your profile page alone speaks volumes about yourself and your skills as is explanatory from the picture. It showcases your specific skills under your expertise. It also showcases your work and your gross earnings to give an indication of your activity to prospective clients. While editing your profile, care should be taken to put in what is right and that which can create a good impact.
It also showcases the feedback on your past work in the form of star ratings and also shows your network by showing the number of followers you have.
The bottom part of the page is also of significance
Here you can showcase and attach work you have done anywhere else on any other online or offline platform. This helps generate an interest in you and increases your credibility.
So make sure you have a profile which speaks for you!
Truelancer allows you to showcase works and projects taken elsewhere on your profile through the function called portfolios.
Here is what the page looks like
You can add any amount of work in the form of unique portfolios which can be seen in detail by visitors.
This helps in generating increased interest in prospective clients and adds to your credibility and reputation on the network.
Send Proposal Function
Once you have found a project you’re interested in, how do you approach the employer and let him know you are perfect for the job. No worries, Truelancer simplifies that for you by providing the send proposal option illustrated below.
By clicking on the bottom right icon you will be redirected to this page
Over here, you get the detailed information about what the employer wants. Once you are in sync with the requirements you can click on the top right icon and start your pitch.
On the bottom part of the detailed project you find a space for discussions like this:
This is provided for exhaustive doubt clarification sessions where you can openly discuss all the queries you have related to the project so that you can decide precisely on taking it up and sending a serious proposal. It helps you communicate directly with the employer.
When you’re on your dashboard you can see the number of bids you have made here
It shows the type of membership, the maximum amount of proposals you can send and those that you have already sent.
It helps you keep a track of your progress on the website and allows you to do an inherent SWOT analysis.
It reminds you that sending too many bids on everything you can find is not beneficial. You have to treat your bids as valuable currency and use them efficiently.
Sell Service Function
Truelancer allows you to create your own service packages by providing you with the sell service option at the top of the page as shown below
When you click on this you will be redirected to a page where you can edit and create your custom service package and promote it on the internet. This helps you create a professional air about yourself and adds to your credibility.
The online freelance market is full of talented and capable people ready to work and earn a name. The competition is tough. In such times a good platform helps and supports you in every way possible so that you can tap into the immense opportunities which are available online globally. Truelancer is one such platform.
Go ahead JOIN US now and realise your goals.
Next in series : Creating an impressive profile on Truelancer