From the time you place a bid to the point where a customer says Hi and to the point where your customer shuts down the door on you, there are many unintended mistakes new freelancers make which costs them a lot of frustration and lost opportunities.
Although mistakes new freelancers need to avoid are well documented elsewhere on the Internet, there are very few articles that actually get into specifics which is what I am aiming to accomplish through this article.
As someone that is new to freelancing world, you need to ‘know the most common mistakes new freelancers make’ and do away with them in order to stand a chance of getting hired.
Freelancing is not all about bidding and having ‘rush hour’ discussions and this is one area I want to focus on and help aspiring freelancers with in order to assure if you follow some basic thumb of rules, your first project is not far away!
While there are other scenarios that can happen unexpected, if you follow basics of efficient communication and prove you are a good listener, not typing too fast, not showing over enthusiasm and build a decent rapport, your potential customers will be more inclined towards hiring.
Despite your best efforts, there are days when work doesn’t come your way or the customer mutes you or blocks or doesn’t respond because he might have realized you are not the right freelancer to hire and you need to take such a scenario in your stride