Hi guys! In this post, we overview what does means to be a good freelancer. Let’s get started.
A good freelancer
This is a guy who know many things, what client needs. The client describes a task. On freelance always tasks are different, you can’t find a few equal tasks, As a programmer, you will always do different tasks. And now imagine can you to be a good freelancer if you will do different tasks without experience, obviously not. Experience you cant get, because tasks change always. You are a bad freelancer now.
How you have to speak with a client properly
With this background not sure with a task whether you could do it, your speech as well not sure. The client usually asks you did you have experience with this framework or have you worked with AWS, etc. And hat you answer? No I don’t. How does it look from a side? Very bad, you are not confident freelancer why I will pay you more or good money. Of course, he is thinking of this. we can avoid saying this phrase:
- I don’t know
- I don’t have experience
- I’ve never heard about
- I have 2 months or little experience
How to make a good positive impression on a client?
Remember not hard work and good knowledge determines your pay, one more time no. To get a good pay, you have to make your client thinking that you know this domain very even. In general, a client can’t check whether you know you or not, he can’t understand difficulties of a task, difficult things with you will work. For him it’s not important. But he well understands when you speak unsurely. Suppose you say I don’t have experience with this framework, but he needs this. You know that framework is simple and not important for succeeding in a task, but a client doesn’t so profound like you and this your speak will only influence on your pay. To get a good pay, we have to always praise yourself. Always praise yourself. Things that you have to for getting higher pay:
- Always praise yourself
- Always say I know, I know, I worked, yes I encountered with it, it’s simple, etc
- if you didn’t work with this and a client asks you, say yes, read about
- do everything that persuades a client in your deep profound in work
Comparison designer work and programmer understanding differences
Designer under this work I mean person who works with photoshop or does translation form PSD to HTML, they always do the same job, for them with each new order job is easier. For programmers now, each new order are different, you can’t streamline your work. Today you do one task where use some API with its own differ documentation, tomorrow other API or use other technology, tasks change, time that you spend for getting work done leaves equal. You will never do work considerably faster. Prepare to this, Not exists good/bad programmers on freelance. If a client will say you are slow, or you need more experience, simply don’t pay attention. You are nice and with you everything all right. In programming impossible to get experience and to do work fast. I claim you with whole seriousness. Don’t find reasons in yourself!
overview phases of interaction with a client
We can separate it into 3 phases
- When we only start to speak with a client. This is the main important phase for being picked up with good pay. We don’t need to be picked up with 100$ per week.
- After being picked up. This is all right, Here we can be frankly and familiar with a client, this phase isn’t important, and can’t change significantly your budget.
in general, all phases are important but more important first impression about you.
In general, I offer you my little friend to say that you know everything in first phase. Then afterward you can say whatever you want.