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Finding and Evaluating Online Freelancing Projects

One of the biggest differences between freelancers and full-time employees is that freelancers must look for their own work. As an online freelancer, you’ll spend a lot of time looking through listings on freelancing sites, assessing clients and projects, and deciding which opportunities to pursue. Knowing how to do this well can save you countless hours of time and greatly increase your potential for success in a competitive industry.

In this chapter I’ll share with you my experience, gained from reading and considering thousands and thousands of online freelance project listings. Topics include:

  • Deciding how many sites to use.

  • Figuring out the best strategy for searching for listings that are likely to be of interest to you.

  • Key factors for assessing the quality of a freelancing client, such as feedback history, percentage of awarded projects, communication style and responsiveness.

  • Essential means for evaluating the suitability of a freelancing project, including the clarity of the description, budget range, the behavior of other bidders and much more.

  • Recognizing specific danger signs that warn of a potential “nightmare” situation.

  • How to handle special circumstances, such as rush jobs, projects that are promising but are hampered by a client with unrealistic expectations, projects you encounter on multiple sites, and more.

My current estimated date for publishing this chapter: Early Winter 2011-12


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