2016/12/28

Cultural Perspectives of Freelancers Use and The Misfortune of Being Freelance in INDIA

INTRODUCTION:


It shows us the information necessary to be able to know that it is a freelance, in addition to how the idea or term began to emerge, in addition to the activities in which this modality is used, the same will be able to find in this work its advantages and the advantages of the contracting of a freelance, we will also talk about the cultural perspectives that freelancers use and the misfortune of being freelance in India.

Activities in which this modality is used: 


In the beginning, the main sector in which this modality of work was used was journalism. The press media as well as having a permanent cast of paid employees commissioned third parties to make certain notes and paid for each one of them or acquired notes that were offered to them under such conditions.

Later it was also applied in other fields such as computer programming, graphic design, tourism, consulting, photography, translation, and many other professional and creative services.

Internet has facilitated the expansion of this modality of work in sectors such as software developer, website design, information technology and business documentation, as it allows freelance work in locations far from the recipient's workplace and even, In different country.

Likewise, there are increasingly online job boards dedicated to these professionals.

ADVANTAGE: 

  • Be your own boss. The work we do will not pass any filter or review by a third person. The customer will be our final goal.
  • Flexible schedule. Times will be marked by our own responsibility. We are free to manage our work time and to alternate with moments of leisure. Tomorrow, afternoon or evening we will choose what suits us best in each moment.
  • Direct communication with the client. The terms and conditions of the work are discussed personally with the client. The details are clearly stated as well as possible drawbacks.
  • Comfort. Obviously working from home is a real plus. No need to transport or calculate timetables to arrive on time. Even in this sense it is an advantage not to have to wear a suit or think of clothes to wear every day.
  • Less stress in the workplace. People who work in companies will know what is being talked about: surprise changes of work plans, mediocre communication with responsible, poor fellowship, etc.
  • Higher profits. Assuming a good dedication and skill in the search of offers, the profits will be increasing little by little.
  • Personal satisfaction. Working for yourself on what you like, as you want and receiving a salary for it is really satisfying.

DISADVANTAGES:

  • It is necessary to reinvent our work profile. Not only will we be workers, which entails a series of characteristics, but we must add other entrepreneurial qualities: motivation, discipline and a certain commercial value.
  • Time compatibility. Sometimes the working hours of the home life are not distinguished. In this sense, you should be very strict and constant.
  • Null social life during working hours. We are alone in front of our work. There are no partners, talks, help etc. It can be a difficult situation to carry.
  • There is no fixed salary. This is the biggest disadvantage in which future freelancers are bumping to encourage themselves to make the leap from telecommuting. The beginnings are hard but with a good attitude the fruits will arrive soon.
  • Not suitable for disorganized. The organization is fundamental, to manage the tasks and the schedules of optimal way will have repercussion in the final success.


The misfortune of being freelance in INDIA: 


For freelancers, it is very difficult to have a stable economic base because there may be days when they do not have a job and this can mean that the income they have is spent on daily expenses and sometimes they do not have to eat. This can cause a lot of unemployed, and today there are many freelances and there is a lot of competition between them, some can do well but others cannot.

Examples


  1. Design or web design: this is what is currently being exploited too and is the most popular in the world of freelancing, and is a field that still has too much future.
  2. Sale of web hosting services: also, a business or job in full swing and that is taking a tremendous power, the bad thing about this type of freelancing is that it takes a good amount of money to invest in this.
  3. SEO work on websites: visits through search engines that day by day are used by millions of people have become important in the world of the internet is why many freelancer people are now dedicated to working SEO in the websites.

CONCLUSION


Today there are many workers who are freelance, where you can see this service is in hospitals because when you need to repair a wall you have to hire one and you have to do the work you are told, as in The hospitals when they need to repair a piece of furniture have to rehire one that repairs it but many times the hospitals or also the schools already have their billboard where they find both their suppliers and people who are freelancers.

2016/09/22

Online Outsource Your YOUTUBE Channel



If you have a passion that is unique and you can definitely find audience then YouTube could be give you a platform to access to millions of viewers. More importantly, sharing your skills on YouTube would not block you from pursuing your current job or income, but would be add as a secondary source of income. Here is how to get started on YouTube.





Create YouTube Channel - If you have a Gmail account, then you might have a YouTube channel attached with it or If you don't have account, then it can be easily created on YouTube by creating Gmail Account. Selecting a username and adding relevant keywords are some of the important points to keep in mind while creating a YouTube channel.


Upload High Quality Videos - You have a videos 'upload' option available on your YouTube channel, where you can load and share your videos with others. Make sure that the videos are high-quality and are appealing. The video descriptions content, headline and tag should be relevant. Regular upload and update of videos increase chances of steady viewership so its better to make it so.

Creating Audience Base - when you done from uploading the videos than there is an important things to keep the viewers coming to your channel. Spreading the words on social media platforms and increase interactions with the audience through share and comments response could help monetize from views quickly.

Enable Monetization - Now You can apply for 'Monetize with Ads" option from monetization tab after uploading and sharing the videos. This means that you going to start earning on every ad click and per view from your videos. At the beginning the money could be less on starting, but it adds over time.

Keep Track Of Viewership - There are many tools available on your YouTube channel That keep a track of viewership. It is very important to evaluate your video views and other available details to ensure you are not losing attention on monetization .

2016/09/13

Online Outsource Your Blog

Do you want to make money online? "Of course" you do. Everyone wants to make to make money. So you started a blog since you’ve heard about it. it’s an easy way to make money online, but you are not quite sure how to actually make money works Or maybe you already have a blog and you’re exploring the ways to monetize it.




Don't matter from which group you are in, making money with a blog whether it’s a hobby blog or a business blog, it is possible. It’s not easy to get rich in quick ordeal, but if you do it in a right way, you could make enough money to support your family and more. Let’s start it and see how you can make a profit with your blog.

Monetize with CPC or CPM Ads

One of the most common way to bloggers make money is through placing ads on their site and blogs. There are two ways of ads:


  • CPC/PPC Ads:- Cost per click (also called pay per click) ads are usually banners where you place in your content or sidebar of your website. Each time a reader come and clicks on the ad, you will get paid for that click.
  • CPM Ads: CPM Ads, or “cost per 1,000 impressions,” are ads that pay you in a fixed amount of money based on how many people view your ad from your website.
Probably the most popular network for making money online and placing these types of ads is Google AdSense. With this program, you don't need to be direct contact with advertisers; you just simply place the banner on your site and Google chooses ads relevant to your content, and your viewers click on the ads. There are many similar programs available if you find that AdSense doesn’t work for you, you can choose other programs such as Chitika, Infolinks, and Media.net.

Sell Private Ads:-

When you are working with advertising networks,it isn’t your only option when it comes to selling ads. If you end up with enough traffic, the advertisers may be come directly to you and ask you to placing their ad on your website. You can also directly contact advertisers yourself. The huge difference from the above mentioned option is that there is no middle man, which means you can set your own ad rates accordingly.

Selling private ads can be comes in the form of banners, buttons, or links. You can also make money from writing sponsored posts where you write about the sponsored website or give a review for an advertiser’s product and service. Another option, you can write an underwritten post or series, where you can write about any topic, but remember one thing that the advertiser pays for a “Brought to you by” mention in the content on your website.

The ways you are making money, this can be at variance. For example, you might be charge a one-time fee from your advertisers for a link within a post. If you are hosting banner ads, you might be charge your advertiser monthly.

Additional tip: To maximize your income from other way like, you can also sell sponsorship space in your newsletters, podcasts, and videos.

Include Affiliate Links in Your Content

Affiliate marketing is also another way for monetizing your website. Here is we explain, how affiliate marketing works:

  • An advertiser has a product and he wants to sell it. He agrees to pay you a commission from each sale if the sell is coming from your website.
  • He can give you a unique link that tracks your affiliation code. In that way, he knows when a buyer used your link to make a purchase.
  • You have to include your affiliate link on your website. You can add this directly in the content or through banner ads. If a reader make a clicks on your unique web link and buy the product you have recommended, you earn a percentage of what he purchased.
You can also utilize affiliate marketing through ad networks and you can create a private partnerships with advertisers and businesses with an affiliate program.

Sell Digital Products

If you would rather not advertising other people’s products on your website, and if you are looking for another way of income than thinks about selling digital products. It can include items like:
  • Apps, plugins, or themes
  • Online courses/workshops
  • eBooks 
  • Images, video, or music 

Only remember that if you are going to choose these one avenues than you have to make it relevant and useful to your readers. Most of the bloggers make this mistake of assuming that they are developing a product and their readers need. So listen to your readers first, Then create a digital product that will meet their needs.

Use as a Content Marketing Tool for Your Business

This is also possible to sell physical products on your website and to make money online in that way. Instead of thinking, it is simple as making money online from your website or blog, however, think of your blog as a content marketing tool that will drive visitors to your business website.

The possibilities are practically endless when it comes to developing a business blog or website. You can sell hand-made products, books, manufactured products, and so much more. You might already have a business and decide to start a blog or website to convert loyal customers from the online markets.

Lets see, for example, That you are refurbish and resell used smartphones out of your home. You could use a blog or website to attract visitors to your website where you can list your current phones for sale. Your blog might cover all the topics about refurbishing. On one level, it seems counter intuitive because you wants people to buy your old phones, but it helps you to build a brand and gain recognition. 

This concept can be also applied to services in all types of industries. For instance, if you are offering electronics repair services as opposed to physical products, you could still use the same blogging process concept to increase brand awareness and convert it for more clients.

Sell Memberships

Another option to make money online is to sell the memberships to exclusive corners of your website. For example, A career blog might charged $20 per month for users to gain access to their job board. A startup business blog might be sell memberships plan to their forums where people can get personalized advice or idea about their business.

The keys value here is that your exclusive membership plan has to be more valuable than something your visitors can find it for free somewhere else, so be sure that you are developing something of value and worth the price.

Use it to Build Your Credibility

Blogging to build credibility can lead to many online money making opportunities. For example, let us say that you are going to start a blog in the finance industry. People start reading from your content, and your blog becomes very popular. now You are a recognized figure in the finance industry.

Once you have that authority than people might approach you to co-author a book on debt management. you can charge to speak at conferences or to run employee financial training days.

This certainly is not a direct form of online making money from blogging, but it has worked for many well-known bloggers and writers, and it can be work for you also. If you are looking for a direct income stream, popular blogs can be sold for 5-7 figures (sometimes more) by selling their branding value and content.

The biggest thing to keep in mind is that online making money blogging is not possible by putting your site up and letting it be sit there. “if you build it, they will come” mentality doesn’t work there, so be sure that you are willing to put in the time. Most bloggers do not see a spike of income for several months (sometimes years) after starting their blog. Before you dive too deep into blogging, always remember these little bits of advice:

Create Quality Content

Remember that You are not going to make any money from your blog or website if people don’t read it. After all, your readers and visitors are the ones who are going to make money for you, whether they are clicking on your ads or buying your products. Always update and put your readers first.

Don’t Spend Your Time Exclusively on Your Blog

Developing a blog successful has a lot of work to do with building relationships. That can include relationships with sponsors, affiliate partners, or simply other bloggers who will make direct traffic to your blog or website. Make sure some of your time is spent on forums and other blogs or whatever works for you to build these relationships and your blog.

Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment

Not all of these tips and way of income are going to work for you. Don’t be afraid to tweak your methods to see what  will work best for you and your readers.

Making money online from blogging can take a lot of presence, but it can pay off in the long run if you are starting out from scratch. Just only remember that you do not have to use all of these online money making idea at once. see what other people in your industry are doing, and start from there.

I thinks, you will learn what works for you and what does not. If you are looking to make money online from your blog, which option will you start with?

Let me know in the comment section :).

2016/09/03

Online Outsource Your Social Media

Are you organized? Do you love social media? Can you get amazing interaction because you rock at building a community? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you can get paid to manage social media accounts!




I know it sounds a little like an infomercial, but it really is that simple! Many bloggers and other business owners would rather do anything than spend time on their social media accounts. They outsource this to people like you, because you’re efficient with time and know what you’re doing.

How To Get Paid To Manage Social Media Accounts
If you’re running your own social media accounts successfully, others will notice! That is your first “in” as a social media manager for others.

Tools to Use

To be a successful social media manager, you must be organized. I’m talking spreadsheets, planners, the whole nine yards. It’s also helpful if you’re decent with time management. There are tools you can use to make your life as a social media manager easier.

How to Find Clients

  • Facebook: There are many groups (I won’t link to them because they change all the time) set up specifically for finding virtual assistants and social media managers. Join those, watch the flow of things, and offer your services as soon as you feel comfortable.
  • Craigslist: While Craigslist can be kind of shady and spammy at times, many of my clients have found work by utilizing their ad section for their local area. The best thing about being a social media manager? You can service clients from all over the globe! So essentially, you could put an ad up in every city you can find to grow your client list that way.
  • Locally: If you haven’t created business cards for your services yet, now’s the time! You can make your own business cards using Pic-monkey, or you can order them from places like Vista Print.
What to Charge
Much like with blogging, what to charge is completely up to you. While we have a habit of undercharging, I think pricing our services properly is something we can only learn from trial and error. When I’m pricing a job, I think of my hourly rate (or what I hope to get paid each hour – it varies), and how long the job should take me. Sometimes you will end up pricing too low, because you underestimate the time it will take. That’s where experience comes in! The more projects you work on, the more clients you have, the more streamlined the process will be.

How to Get Started
Start by writing down your goals, and work backwards while making a step-by-step plan for yourself. If your goal is to have five new clients by the end of next month, that’s great!


If that was my goal, the first thing I would do is type out the service I want to offer. Next, I’d join some Facebook groups specifically for bloggers and Virtual Assistants. From there, just keep making progress towards your goal. If you reach it quickly, set a higher goal. If you don’t reach it, reevaluate and figure out why you didn’t. Connect with others that offer social media management and see if they have any advice.

2016/08/29

Online Outsource From Online Consultant

If you have knowledge in a particular field or you are some expert then you can provide online consultancy or even training through Skype.



You just need to create a website or a Facebook page where you can mention your expertise & how you can help other people with your knowledge.

The dictionary defines a consultant as "an expert in a particular field who works as an advisor either to a company or to another individual." Sounds pretty vague, doesn't it? But unless you've been in a coma for the past decade, you probably have a good idea what a consultant is.

Businesses certainly understand what consultants are. In 1997 U.S. businesses spent just over $12 billion on consulting. According to Anna Flowers, spokesperson for the Association of Professional Consultants in Irvine, California, the association has recently noticed an increase in calls for information from people who want to get into the business. 

A consultant's job is to consult. Nothing more, nothing less. It's that simple. There's no magic formula or secret that makes one consultant more successful than another one.

But what separates a good consultant from a bad consultant is a passion and drive for excellence. And--oh yes--a good consultant should be knowledgeable about the subject he or she is consulting in. That does make a difference.

You see, in this day and age, anyone can be a consultant. All you need to discover is what your particular gift is. For example, are you very comfortable working around computers? Do you keep up with the latest software and hardware information, which seems to be changing almost daily? And are you able to take that knowledge you have gained and turn it into a resource that someone would be willing to pay money for? Then you would have no trouble working as a computer consultant.

Or are you an expert in the fund-raising field? Maybe you have worked for nonprofit agencies in the field of fund-raising, marketing, public relations or sales, and over the years you have discovered how to raise money. As someone who has turned a decade of fund-raising successes into a lucrative consulting business, I can tell you that fund-raising consulting is indeed a growing industry.

Things to Consider To Become a Consultant

  • What certifications and special licensing will I need? Depending upon your profession, you may need special certification or a special license before you can begin operating as a consultant. For example, fund-raising consultants don't need special certification, although you can become certified through the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. And in some states, you may need to register as a professional fund-raising consultant before starting your business.
  • Am I qualified to become a consultant? Before you hang out your shingle and hope that clients begin beating your door down to hire you, make sure you have the qualifications necessary to get the job done. If you want to be a computer consultant, for example, make sure you are up to date in the knowledge department with all the trends and changes in the computer industry.
  • Am I organized enough to become a consultant? Do I like to plan my day? Am I an expert when it comes to time management? You should have answered "yes" to all three of those questions!
  • Do I like to network? Networking is critical to the success of any type of consultant today. Begin building your network of contacts immediately.
  • Have I set long-term and short-term goals? And do they allow for me to become a consultant? If your goals do not match up with the time and energy it takes to open and successfully build a consulting business, then reconsider before making any move in this direction!

Top Consulting Businesses Today
Although you can be a consultant in just about any field these days, the current top consulting businesses include:

1. Accounting: Accounting is something that every business needs, no matter how large or small. Accounting consultants can help a business with all of its financial needs.

2. Advertising: This type of consultant is normally hired by a business to develop a good strategic advertising campaign.

3. Auditing: From consultants who audit utility bills for small businesses to consultants who handle major work for telecommunications firms, auditing consultants are enjoying the fruits of their labor.

4. Business: Know how to help a business turn a profit? If you have a good business sense, then you'll do well as a business consultant. After computer consulting, people in this field are the next most sought after.

5. Business writing: Everyone knows that most businesspeople have trouble when it comes to writing a report--or even a simple memo. Enter the business writing consultant, and everyone is happy!

6. Career counseling: With more and more people finding themselves victims of a corporate downsizing, career counselors will always be in demand. Career counselors guide their clients into a profession or job that will help them be both happy and productive as an employee.

7. Communications: Communications consultants specialize in helping employees in both large and small businesses better communicate with each other, which ultimately makes the business more efficient and operate smoothly.

8. Computer consulting: From software to hardware, and everything in between, if you know computers, your biggest problem will be not having enough hours in the day to meet your clients' demands!

9. Editorial services: From producing newsletters to corporate annual reports, consultants who are experts in the editorial field will always be appreciated.

10. Executive search/headhunter firms: While this is not for everyone, there are people who enjoy finding talent for employers.

11. Gardening: In the past decade the demand for gardening consultants has blossomed (pun intended) into a $1 million-a-year business. Not only are businesses hiring gardening consultants; so are people who are too busy to take care of their gardens at home.

12. Grantsmanship: Once you learn how to write a grant proposal, you can name your price.

13. Human resources: As long as businesses have people problems (and they always will), consultants in this field will enjoy a never-ending supply of corporate clients, both large and small. (People-problem prevention programs could include teaching employees to get along with others, respect and even violence prevention in the workplace.)

14. Insurance: Everyone needs insurance, and everyone needs an insurance consultant to help them find the best plan and pricing for them.

15. Marketing: Can you help a business write a marketing plan? Or do you have ideas that you feel will help promote a business? If so, why not try your hand as a marketing consultant?

16. Payroll management: Everyone needs to get paid. By using your knowledge and expertise in payroll management, you can provide this service to many businesses, both large and small.

17. Public relations: Getting good press coverage for any organization is a real art. When an organization finds a good PR consultant, they hang on to them for life!

18. Publishing: If you're interested in the publishing field, then learn everything you can and you, too, can be a publishing consultant. A publishing consultant usually helps new ventures when they are ready to launch a new newspaper, magazine, newsletter--and even websites and electronic newsletters.

19. Taxes: With the right marketing and business plan (and a sincere interest in taxes), your career as a tax consultant can be very lucrative. A tax consultant advises businesses on the legal methods to pay the least amount of tax possible.

20. Writing services: Anything related to the written word will always be in demand. Find your specialty in the writing field, and the sky will be the limit!

Target Market
Your idea may be the best one you have ever thought of, but there needs to be a market for your ideas. Someone must be willing and able to pay you for your expert advice.

In other words, who are your potential clients? Will you be marketing your consulting services to large corporations? Or will you offer a specialty that would only be of interest to smaller businesses? Perhaps your services will be sought after by nonprofit organizations. Whatever the case, before you go forward, make sure you spend time preparing both a business plan and a marketing plan. You won't be disappointed with the results--especially when clients begin paying you!

Why an Organization Wants to Hire You
According to a recent survey, here are the top 10 reasons organizations hire consultants:

1. A consultant may be hired because of his or her expertise. This is where it pays to not only be really good in the field you have chosen to consult in, but to have some type of track record that speaks for itself. For example, when I mentioned earlier that I had become an expert as a fund-raising consultant, I knew that every client who hired me was doing so partly on the basis of my track record alone. After all, if you are a nonprofit organization that needs to raise $1 million, it makes sense to hire someone who has already raised millions for other organizations.

2. A consultant may be hired to identify problems. Sometimes employees are too close to a problem inside an organization to identify it. That's when a consultant rides in on his or her white horse to save the day.

3. A consultant may be hired to supplement the staff. Sometimes a business discovers that it can save thousands of dollars a week by hiring consultants when they are needed, rather than hiring full-time employees. Businesses realize they save additional money by not having to pay benefits for consultants they hire. Even though a consultant's fees are generally higher than an employee's salary, over the long haul, it simply makes good economic sense to hire a consultant.

4. A consultant may be hired to act as a catalyst. Let's face it. No one likes change, especially corporate America. But sometimes change is needed, and a consultant may be brought in to "get the ball rolling." In other words, the consultant can do things without worrying about the corporate culture, employee morale or other issues that get in the way when an organization is trying to institute change.

5. A consultant may be hired to provide much-needed objectivity. Who else is more qualified to identify a problem than a consultant? A good consultant provides an objective, fresh viewpoint--without worrying about what people in the organization might think about the results and how they were achieved.

6. A consultant may be hired to teach. These days if you are a computer consultant who can show employees how to master a new program, then your telephone probably hasn't stopped ringing for a while. A consultant may be asked to teach employees any number of different skills. However, a consultant must be willing to keep up with new discoveries in their field of expertise--and be ready to teach new clients what they need to stay competitive.

7. A consultant may be hired to do the "dirty work." Let's face it: No one wants to be the person who has to make cuts in the staff or to eliminate an entire division.

8. A consultant may be hired to bring new life to an organization. If you are good at coming up with new ideas that work, then you won't have any trouble finding clients. At one time or another, most businesses need someone to administer "first aid" to get things rolling again.

9. A consultant may be hired to create a new business. There are consultants who have become experts in this field. Not everyone, though, has the ability to conceive an idea and develop a game plan.

10. A consultant may be hired to influence other people. Do you like to hang out with the rich and famous in your town? If so, you may be hired to do a consulting job simply based on who you know. Although most consultants in this field are working as lobbyists, there has been an increase in the number of people entering the entertainment consulting business.

Location and Employees
Your consulting business will probably not require a large capital investment at first. In fact, if you are able to, you should consider operating out of your home. (Certain deed restrictions and local laws may prohibit you from doing this; check with an attorney before you proceed.)

There are many advantages to having a home office. Among them are:
  • Low overhead expenses. You don't have to worry about paying rent or utilities for an office; you will appreciate this feature until you establish a regular client base.
  • Flexibility. There is little doubt that operating as a consultant at home gives you a great deal of flexibility. You can set your own hours and take time off as you need it.
  • No rush-hour nightmares. For anyone who has had to commute to and from a job during rush hour, this will be a welcome change of pace.
  • Your home office space will most likely be tax-deductible. The IRS has relaxed the rules for people who work at home, but check with your account or income tax preparer to see if you qualify for this deduction.

Employees
When you first open the doors to your consulting practice, you may be able to handle all the operations by yourself. But as your consulting business begins to grow, you may need help handling administrative details or help completing the actual consulting assignments.

You need to make some important decisions. For example, do you have the time it will take to make labels and insert your brochure into 1,000 envelopes? Can you afford to spend time doing administrative tasks when you could be using that time effectively marketing your services--and signing up new clients?

There are many options when it comes time to decide if you need help with your paperwork. For example, a quick look through the Yellow Pages will reveal a number of small secretarial support firms. The rates will depend on a variety of factors, including how large or small an organization it is and what types of services it provides.

While it will pay you to shop around for these types of services, don't select a secretarial service just because it happens to have the lowest prices in town. Instead, ask for references, preferably from other consultants who have used their services, or from small-business owners. A good, reliable support service is worth the price in the long run.

There will come a time, however, when you may find it more cost-effective to hire someone to work in the office with you. Hiring a good administrative support person can sometimes mean the difference between success and failure--between obtaining more clients or constantly losing clients. There are some benefits to having someone in the office with you. Among them are:

  • You save time and money. By having someone concentrate on the more routine tasks (opening the mail, filing, answering phones, etc.) you can focus all your efforts on recruiting new clients. Think about this: Would you want to lose a $500-a-day client because you were too cheap to hire someone to stuff your brochures into envelopes?
  • You don't worry about being out of the office. If you are a one-person operation, it's hard to be out on the road marketing your services if you're worried about clients calling--and only getting your answering machine.
  • You have someone to offer another perspective. Sometimes it can be pretty lonely trying to do everything yourself. Having someone around the office during the day who can offer another perspective can be worthwhile.

Income and Billing
Now that you have made the decision to open your consulting business, you need to get serious about how much money you will charge your clients. If you charge too little, you won't succeed in business. If you charge too much, you won't get any clients. So how do you find that middle ground that seems fair to everyone involved? One way to help you decide how much to charge is to find out what the competition's rates are. A simple telephone call, asking for their brochure and rates, should do the trick. Then set your rates so that you are competitive with everyone else in the community.

Before setting your fees, make sure you have listed all of your expenses. There is nothing worse than setting your rates, having your client pay you on time and then finding out you failed to include several expenses that materialized. This brings up an important point to remember in every job you take from a client: Include a "miscellaneous" line item in your fee proposal. But don't pad the miscellaneous figure to make additional income.

Most clients will understand that in every project, there will no doubt be additional expenses. Just be sure everyone knows upfront an approximate figure for those expenses.

Before you set your rates, find out what other consultants in your community are charging for their services. Sometimes a simple telephone call to another consultant's office asking what their fees are will give you the answers you need. Or you may have to have a friend call and ask for their brochure, or any additional information they can collect regarding fees and pricing. If you live in a small town and there are no other consultants in your field, then rejoice and be glad, but set your fees at a reasonable level!

When setting your rates, you have several options, including hourly rates, project fees and working on a retainer basis. Let's examine each one closely.

Hourly Fees
You need to tread carefully when setting hourly fees, because two things could happen: A) Your hourly rate is so high that no one could ever afford you (therefore no client will ever knock on your door). B) Your hourly rate is so low that no one will take you seriously.

Keep one important rule in mind when establishing your fee, no matter which structure you decide on: The more money people pay for a product or service, the more they expect to get for their money. In other words, if a client agrees to your hourly rate of $400, then you had better give $400 worth of service to that client every hour you work for them.

Some clients prefer to be billed on an hourly basis, while others hate the idea of paying someone what they perceive to be too much per hour. Those clients usually prefer to pay per project.

Project Rates
When working on a project rate basis, a consultant normally gets a fixed amount of money for a predetermined period of time. A few of my fund-raising clients actually preferred to be charged this way, so it wasn't unusual for me to charge $36,000 for a one-year project in which I consulted them on how they could raise money. Because of the amount of money involved, most agencies preferred to be billed on a monthly basis. This worked out fine until I realized that many agencies were late paying their monthly bills.

Because of this, I decided that all future clients who wished to be billed on a monthly basis would pay the first-month fee and the last-month fee at the signing of the contract, which meant that if the agreed-upon amount of the project was $36,000, to be paid on a monthly basis, I received a check in the amount of $6,000 before I began any work ($3,000 for the first month's fee and $3,000 for the last month's fee).

Retainer Basis
Working on a retainer basis gives you a set monthly fee in which you agree to be available for work for an agreed-upon number of hours for your client. While in the ideal world you would have a dozen or so clients who hire you and pay you a hefty sum each month (and never actually call you except for a few hours here and there), don't get your hopes up. Most companies that hire a consultant on a retainer basis have a clause in their contract that prohibits you from working for their competitors.

Working and getting paid in this method certainly has its advantages. You are guaranteed income each month, and when you are starting out in your consulting business, cash flow can be a problem. Some consultants actually offer a percentage reduction in their fees if a client will agree to pay a monthly retainer fee. The average income when a consultant is paid on a retainer basis is $3,500 per month.

Marketing
If your consulting business has no clients, then you have no consulting business. But you must remember that selling your consulting services is not the same as selling a car or a house. In the case of the car or the house, the customer is probably already in the market for one or both of those products. Your job, then, becomes harder, because you are marketing your services to people who may not even be aware that they need those services.

There are a variety of methods you need to become both familiar and comfortable with in order to begin attracting and keeping clients. Let's look at some of the more conventional ones that are being used by many consultants today.

Brochure Basics
There are five issues your brochure should address. They are:
  • It should clearly convey what your services are.
  • It should tell customers why you are the best.
  • It should give a few reasons why you should be hired.
  • It should include some brief biographical information.
  • It should include some information about who your other clients are.

That's it. Keep it simple, but do it right. Remember, your brochure represents you in the marketplace, so make sure you polish it before you send it into action. Your entire consulting career depends on it!

Cold Calling
You must do whatever it takes to make cold-calling work and make it easier for yourself. There are a few tricks you can use to make cold-calling a little easier for you:
  • Prepare a script ahead of time. Spell out word for word what you expect to say when you get someone on the telephone. Remember, though, that your goal is to get a face-to-face interview and, eventually, a new client. So before you end up stumbling over your sales presentation (either in person or over the telephone), write your script and practice it again and again.
  • Be creative in your efforts to reach the decision maker. Most times you will encounter a secretary or administrative assistant who has years of experience turning away cold callers like yourself. But don't give up! Don't let any obstacle stand in your way! To avoid being screened by the secretary, try calling before she is on the job. Yes, you may have to call before 8 a.m. or after 5 p.m., but at these times, chances are the decision maker you are trying to reach will answer their own telephone.
  • Limit your cold calls to just several days each month. And look forward to those days, making sure you put your best effort into the process. That way, not only will it become easier to make those cold calls, but you will find yourself actually looking forward to making them!

Newsletters
Whatever your consulting field is you should have more than enough information to produce a newsletter as a means of attracting potential clients. If you don't have the time, or don't feel comfortable self-publishing your own newsletter, hire a local freelance writer and graphic designer to do the job for you. Again, you don't have to make it an expensive, four-color, glossy publication. The simpler you keep it, the better. A good newsletter will sell itself based on the content rather than the splashy design.

Start collecting newsletters that are being published in your consulting field. If you think there are none being published, or if you think there are only a few in your field, guess again. A quick visit to the library will reveal several newsletter directories--Oxbridge Directory of Newslettersand Hudson's Newsletter Directory -which list, by subject, newsletters that are published not only in the United States, but in other countries. Take some time and write for sample copies before you design and write the first issue of your own newsletter. You'll be surprised at the quality of the newsletters that are being produced today.

Newsletters are an effective means of communication and, in my opinion, represent the best advertising media for a consultant to sell his or her services. Think about it the next time you receive a newsletter in the mail. Did you put it aside to read it later? And why did you do that? Probably because you wanted to make sure you weren't missing any important news or information.

But what about that brochure you received in the mail the same day? Did you put it aside to read later? Or did it go directly into the trashcan? Think about this before you spend big bucks on a glitzy brochure that may not even be read.

Public Speaking
Public speaking is another excellent way to recruit new clients and to earn a reputation for excellence in your community. Unless you live in a town so small it doesn't have a chamber of commerce other similar service organization, you can begin offering your services as a speaker for luncheons, dinners or any other special occasion.

In addition to using the telephone directory, see if anyone has published a directory of service organizations in your community. You can visit the library and ask at the reference desk. Go through and make a list of organizations that hold monthly meetings and therefore may use guest speakers. Contact each group and offer your public speaking services.


2016/08/23

How To Work on Freelancer.com

Anyone with a modicum of computer skills, ability to compose and send a legible email, and to post a few ads online can find freelance work. Those with minimal skills can still earn pocket money, and those with superior skills, with diligence and diversity, can enjoy a reasonable income and still be their own bosses—definitely a perk to the independent-minded.



A freelancer can solicit work from not only local clients but from around the world. If foreign language fluency is required, there are freelancers who can complete that project or pass for another opportunity. Writers, photographers, web designers, and advertising specialists all find expanded opportunities that didn't exist just a few years ago. The nickname, the World-Wide Web, is a fitting one for dedicated freelancers.

Basic Business Concepts Still Apply

Because freelancers are running their own businesses, they must know at least basic business skills regardless of the creative or operational skills applied.

1. Advertising: The freelancer must know or learn quickly how, where, and how often to place effective sales copy—ads, white papers, or contract bids, for example—to introduce, reintroduce, and reinforce a public profile that can garner new business. A freelancer, just as a brick-and-mortar business owner, cannot rely on simple word of mouth. If the freelancer does not effectively advertise on more than one site, the business will never succeed. However, because the Internet offers easy solutions with a wider audience, even small advertisements can reap greater rewards than they had in the past.

2. Customer Service: Always paired with service, the freelancer must cultivate relationships with his or her customers—the clients. A one-off job today may lead to long-term work a month later, so long as the freelancer maintains professional and courteous relationships. Remembering the phrase, "the customer is always right" is a freelancing paradigm.

3. Portfolios: A freelancer without a portfolio is like a mechanic without tools. He can say he's fixed cars, but unless he can show a history of proficiency at it, the clients will be few and far between. However, freelance writers, for example, have dozens of freelance writing sites through which a portfolio might be built. Independent contractor status enables branching out to other venues while lending a platform of reliability and a foundation on which the freelancer can build a reputation. Document or photo storage sites pepper the Internet. Using one to store favored works enables a prospective client to view prior work, assess talent, and make a more informed contracting decision.

4. Resource Boxes: A free advertising tool for website owners, a freelancer with a website outlining services can find a resource box more effective than handing out business cards, because it contains a direct link back to the services website. Resource boxes allow free advertising in article submissions, blog posts, and even emails. Not using a resource box when one available is like walking uphill—it just gets harder and harder to reach the top as time goes on.

5. Social Networking: Businesses of all sizes are coming to realize the potential importance of social networking sites. The freelancer can also take full advantage of them to promote his or her business and gain greater public attention, just like the "big guys." If a freelancer already has a personal page on various networks, he or she should create a professional page as well. The personal page can link to the professional page as a friend or via tweet or by some other method—preferably all—and gain higher search engine attention than it would if starting with no back-links.

6. Terrestrial Promotions: Because the Internet is merely a mode of advertising, communication, and service performance, local advertising is still viable, and it can all revolve around the service website.

Summary
The dedicated freelancer easily finds the Internet a "best friend forever," and when maintaining proper attention and dedication, business is booming!

2016/08/05

Online Outsource From FREELANCING

WHAT IS FREELANCING?

Suppose a person who comes very well designing and designing which would like to have a second person. So if the person designing it comes to designing for another person’s work will become another person and then that person in return will give the money to the designer. The designer has the benefit of a person. Earn money in exchange for his talent. It says the freelancing. Let’s take a look now freelancing definition of what is created.




If a person has talent, she is an art to use the art to another person and that other person to give him money in return, it is the name of freelancing. Such freelancing can be a lot longer. I mean to say that, no matter how you work, content writing in, designing of the, SEO’s, link building, the, video making of all this is included in freelancing.

If you also have a similar art then you can earn a lot by freelancing. Already many people are doing freelancing business and the business of freelancing nowadays has increased so much that the very large companies to promote and establish freelancing websites also have occurred.

Let us know a little about it that is what freelancing websites.

WHAT IS FREELANCING SITES?

Freelancing that’s what we learned and how that works, how to contact the person that he now comes to visit the freelancing business. Such as freelancer (who makes her own freelancer called freelancing) and the other person has done its job. Then also so many ways. Someone get us on social networking sites on the internet or by any other site. By freelancing sites is the best at what they do.

Thus, freelancing sites where does the platform provide a buyer and freelancers to each other crawling and can also interact with each other. Where you will find numerous websites on the internet today that my freelancing be able to run the business.

Let me tell you about a freelancing site. In a way it will help you to understand these sites.

LIST OF TOP 3 FREELANCING WEBSITES

  • FREELANCER
The first was called Freelancer GetAFreelancer. This is a freelance job board for freelancers, which is more than 100 offers a different kind of jobs. In these jobs, IT, Writing, programming, designing and much more. If you have no such skill freelancer can help you in your search for a client. Freelancers writers is a great platform because here you will also find that clients should also contain more than 500 articles.



  • UPWORK
UPWork is another very popular freelance job board. Freelancer UPWork different jobs, like that of the variety offer, which can be online. Best pay, though not every time, but still, you agree that you will get the jobs. But in consideration of the fact that you have to work in the same level.



  • GURU

Guru you can find easily on the high quality freelancing jobs. Guru of the community which is very much larger than 1.5 Million members, so its popularity is clear. Almost Guru have been over 1 Million Jobs complete and total payout amount them too much. Moreover, design and navigation of their website, which is great for freelancers their jobs easily and crawling to the clients freelancers.






So to start freelancing These Top 3 Websites. Hope you our list of the Top 3 Freelancing Websites will get good and useful.


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