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Chapter 1

profile management

Chapter 2

search & filter job

Chapter 3

job application

Chapter 4

communication with client

Chapter 5

project development

Chapter 6

handover project

Chapter 7

review & rating

Chapter 8

add project in portfolio

chapter 3:

How to apply freelancing job

After search and filter process, you’ll see list of projects. You need to figure out which project is right for you. Whether you’re a writer, designer, developer, marketer, salesperson, photographer or virtually any other service provider, there are freelance jobs for you.

Let’s get started!

1. Read job title and description:

When you are selecting project, always read job title and short description to decide you want to read full details or not.

If project is suitable to your skill then read full detail description carefully.

2. Analyse client profile:

Before reading of full project details, always check client profile. Check client rating and read feedbacks giving by past/old freelancers. You’ll get rough idea about client behavior, work pattern, professionalism.

Most important to check client payment method is verified or not. If client payment method is verified then go head.

Also, check total spending amount on completed projects… check hourly rate that client provided to freelancers. So you’ll get idea about how much client pay to freelancers.

3. Write down main points in short note:

Read job details carefully and write down important points. Create sentences which inform client that you read all his requirement carefully.

In job details, sometimes client inform to add some phrase or word (given by client) in your application. That time, take it seriously to add those word or phrases in your application.

For example:

Do put “Win” word in the first sentence of your proposal or cover letter.

So you need to add “Win” word, at the start of your cover letter. If you forget to add or you don’t read carefully then client do not respond you.

4. Create cover letter template:

Create cover letter template for job application which you can use for all job applications. Only customise or edit project requirements according to clients.

Try to make it simple and short cover letter. So client can read it full cover letter. In that template you need to inform about:

-> Add similar past project or demo link.
In your job application, in first paragraph… give the similar project link that client mention on job description. Client would like to see the similar project that you are created.

Try to give less than 3 demo links which is BEST. It make good impression on client and have possibility to hire you. Don’t show list of 10 demo links.

For example:

“Client want to build real estate website. So you can provide him real estate website demo link that you’re build it…. like, www.housing.com .”

Also give some short description about your past real estate website project.

-> Analyse project requirements:
In second paragraph, you need to write down client requirements that mention in his job detail. You must read the customer’s requirement carefully. So client will know that you have understood his requirements. It will make good impression on client.

-> Add your skill and experience:
In third paragraph, you’ll need to add your list of skill set and experiences according to projects. Client will know about your skill set and experiences.

For example:

If you apply for Web Development job then you’ll need to write about…

“From last 8 years, I have a very good experience on Web Developement. Till now, I have developed 100+ websites. I have good experience on HTML, CSS, Jquery and Javascript also.”

-> Add your timezone for communication:
In freelancing platform, clients and freelancers are from different timezones or countries. Most of time, client prefer to communicate according to his timezone.

It is better… client will know about your timezone also. He can get idea about when you are available to chat. So it is better in your application to write down about your timezone and give rough idea about… on which time you are available.

For example:

You can write down,”I am mostly available in working hours from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm for UTC +5:30 timezone”.

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5. Avoid spelling and grammatical mistake:

In your application, making spelling and grammar errors will affect on client. It will make bad impression on client.

One study found that:

50% of hiring managers consider spelling and grammar mistakes to be the biggest red flag on a Cover Letter.

Don’t get me wrong.

Poor spelling and grammar can cause you to appear sloppy, leading customers to lose trust.

Spelling errors can stand between YOU & YOUR DREAM JOB.

Before hitting send, have someone you trust… read over your cover letter to see… If there are any errors you might have overlooked. As a bonus, they might even give you suggestions on how to improve your writing.

6. Divide cover letter in paragraph, if cover letter is lenghty:

Divide your cover letter into three or four short paragraphs… that can be read in around 10 seconds or less. Because client only spend a limited time reading your cover letter.

White space makes your cover letter more enjoyable for the hiring manager to read.

Break up your text by adding a blank line between paragraphs.