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Overview of the Online Freelancing Project Process and Freelancing Marketplaces
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Managing Projects and Clients
You found a project you like, you
bid on it, and you won! Great—now it’s time to get to work.
But beyond doing what the client requested, there will be a number of
tasks you’ll need to deal with that are related more to managing
the project than doing the work. Also, as your freelancing business takes
off, you’ll probably find that you are working on more than one
project at a time, and will have to devote time and energy to managing
all of your projects and ensuring they all get done in an efficient manner.
Here are some of the activities you’ll
be doing as you work on your projects:
- Doing the work! Of course. :)
- Prioritizing and scheduling projects based on
promised deadlines and client requirements.
- Answering queries from clients.
- Keeping clients up to date on the progress of
their projects, and providing them with samples of intermediate work
for their evaluation and feedback.
- Dealing with change requests.
- Handling unexpected situations, such as unavoidable
delays, missed deadlines and projects that take more time than anticipated.
- Resolving conflicts with clients, if any arise.
- Invoicing for work completed, and getting paid.
- Writing feedback.
- Archiving project materials in case they are needed
in the future.
As you can see, there’s quite
a bit involved here! And you’ll find it all discussed at great
length in the chapter Managing Online Freelancing Projects and
Clients—at least, once I write
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