This post was last updated on September 20th, 2013 at 02:50 am
Freelancers make a lot of different mistakes during the start of their profession, its true that Freelancers also learn from these mistakes. But some of them can destroy freelancers’ career, So freelancers should avoid that types of mistakes. Usually freelancers make these mistakes in order to get more clients, today we will list top 5 common mistakes to avoid. Normal types of mistakes which usually called human errors, for example “small typing errors” in an article, these types of mistakes are usually ignorable. But there are some mistakes which costs a lot and below are they.
1: Offering everything in Cheap
This is a common mistake, which could also be called a “blunder” which freelancers make in the early days and their profession and then they continue this habit of them throughout their profession. In order to get more and more early clients some freelancers decrease their rates to nothing. There are many disadvantages of decreasing rates to nothing, for example if you are offering “logo for 2$ dollars”, then you will try to do it quickly because $2 worth nothing. Doing the work without any care will not be accepted by the clients, doing work quickly means you can’t provide your best efforts, not providing best efforts means you can’t recognize your internal skills and that means you can’t make your own market ever.
2: Providing too much Information to the clients
This is another big mistake which freelancer make while talking with their new clients, this practice is also done in order to get more clients. Because most of new freelancers think that if they don’t provide full info to their clients then they will run away. We advice you to not talk too much with your client, because this way you can also leak your sources during the chat which can harm you a lot. Only provide them basic info about your product and that’s enough.
3: Payment After work
Another common mistake which is done by the some freelancers, they usually provide these types of offers to attract more clients and for increasing their reputation. But the real thing is that you can’t trust anyone in this online world. So, demand your money before the work, this practice will also help you in doing work your with a great interest.
4: Not caring about deadlines
Completing work before deadlines is always a good practice because it always increase your reputation among the clients. Increase in reputation among the clients means, increase in customers, because your existing clients will always refer you.
5: Not writing a contract before work
Not writing a contract before work is another big mistake which is usually made by freelancers. Write a detailed contract about your work and never forget to write final price in the contract, and also write some terms and conditions supporting you.
So, this is the list of top 5 mistakes for the freelancers to avoid. All freelancers should read the steps above and should have in their minds. We hope you will like the stuff but stay in touch with us because there is coming more.