So you are a military spouse or family member looking for some remote work or freelance jobs here on Hire the Homefront? Well we have some tips that will help you create a profile that will bag you all the best jobs. Keep these things in mind and you will find yourself working in no time.
Make a great profile
Make sure you have a professional profile photo of yourself and not a pet or random objects. People want to know they are hiring a person not some chatbot.
Tell people about yourself
Give everyone a few lines to get a quick picture of who you are. Be specific in describing your skills. Make sure you add some work/experience history. Add a portfolio (something as simple as a PowerPoint you made or a design you created).
Interview the Client
Make sure you get an idea of what type of client the person is. Are they looking for immediate replies? Do they expect you available on the phone during the contract period?
Don't sell yourself short
Charge a rate that matches YOUR value. Sites like UpWork and Fiverr are great but unfortunately due to the size of their markets and the the fact that a large percentage of their freelancers are not based in the U.S., jobs quickly devolve down to the lowest bidder. Hire the Homefront is a limited market that allows our freelancers to charge more because they are worth more.
A well-written proposal is a huge part of winning a gig. A lot of people treat this as an afterthought and don’t put in a lot of effort on this part. Don’t be one of them. When sending a proposal:
Don’t use a stock response. Make sure you send a new and customised proposal for every job.
Be specific in why you are interested in the particular project and what experience or skills you have that will help you complete the project successfully.
Provide samples of your past work that are related to a project you are bidding for.
Understand the Job
Unfortunately, we are never going to be able to get all our clients to provide clear and concise descriptions for the work they are looking for. Hell some of them are not even sure what they really want anyway. Make sure in your communications with the client that you set clear expectations and deadlines.
Ask for a Review
I don’t know if you know this but people like people that have a positive reputation.