Freelance work adheres to a flexible and a more casual lifestyle. The one thing that you do not sacrifice though, in any type of work, is quality.
How do you look for the right freelance work?
How do you find the individual that can provide the work that you need?
More importantly, how do you acquire repeat business?
Most freelancing jobs are tasks that can be outsourced or that require specific skills to be completed, within a defined time frame.
Freelancers should have the time, skills, and tools to accomplish their projects. It is a balance between getting the right person for the job and finding the right opportunity to showcase your skills and talents.
The goal is the same at both sides and that is, quality output.
What to do to Acquire Repeat Business?
In order to acquire repeat business, you should complete projects that meet the standards and expectations. Competition is high in the freelancing field, especially on the Internet where talents come from locations all over the world. Work in the industry that interests you, where you know that you can showcase your talents and adept knowledge.
You may think that freelancing is only good for short term opportunities. But you will never know how the work you provide will impact the company. Maintain a good disposition about it and keep it interesting. If you continue to acquire repeat business, these customers could be the bread-and-butter for your freelancing business.
When selecting the right person for the job, you consider accomplished projects, previous work experience, skill set and knowledge.
Combine these details to create a profile and at best, require sample work to get a preview of how the individual presents and accomplishes a project. It should give you a good idea whether or not you have found the talent that you need.
In most stores and commercial establishments, customers keep going back for the product and the service that they receive. You go out to buy ice cream and you get a creamy delicious scoop, served with a smile.
You get an experience that is more than what you expect from buying an ice cream, as simple as it may seem. If you go to an ice-cream store where the workers look depressed, service is sub-par and the ice-cream tastes horrible – you never go back there again!
Accomplish the task and if you meet or exceed the expectations of the customers, there should be no reason why they would not keep coming back. This is how you acquire repeat business and grow your portfolio.