In continuation to my blog post earlier regarding how to write winning proposals? how to make great profiles, my latest research,trainings and real life experiences are telling me a new story, Today I am going to share with you…
In my 6 years of freelancing experience, I get a chance to communicate with hundreds of clients worldwide and I did a lot of ‘tests’ on my profile and proposals to see which pitch works for me and which doesn’t.
Here are some findings ( you can disagree with it)
Region / Ethnicity :
Your country has a default stamp on your profile and proposal ( first ever screening client does is he/she checks which country we belongs to ) endorsement and profile ranks comes right after this screening ( and that has its own importance), It defines our service charge ( Per hour rate) . Think why Ukranian freelancers are most expensive? its because they are maintaining their quality standards this gives a default promotion to new freelancers coming from their country.
the question here is, What default introduction we are giving to our coming family of young an enthusiastic freelancers of Pakistan
Pakistani Freelancers do work on most economical rates?
Pakistani Freelancers do miscommitments all the time? don’t give them any work
Pakistani Freelancers do quality work and charge ‘reasonable’. ( that’s what we have to achieve)
In a nutshell all top 7 countries of freelancers have their default introductions (perceptions) in client’s mind. check out yours and see if it’s ‘okay’ if it’s not…try to change it
Can we speak client’s desired language? there are two kinds of Pakistani resources, one who speaks great English and other resources are horrible in verbal & written English. client start judging your language skills right from your proposal and then from your profile and at the he/she decides to even invite us for a skype call or something.
Our coming generation might see the ‘death of paper resumes’ with the inception of micro platforms like tongal , behance, elance etc . workspace dimension is going to change forever and that’s going to be a global impact. client endorsement is getting more and more important and It will replicate all other job applying material.
I have done my part of doing great freelancing for my country ( that I am blessed with top 20 rank in my domain)…it’s your job now to make your work count..