If you are a freelancer that is working in the busiest skill on Freelancer.com, design, then you need to read this article if you want to give yourself an edge. We asked the most successful designers on the site what they did to win more projects and used their answers to make this list for you.
Your book is your resume. Sound familiar? Every client that posts a project on Freelancer.com is looking for one thing. Beautiful work. You can give yourself a better chance by only showing your best work, which you should be doing, but there are also a few tips and tricks from the top freelancers.
1. Treat your portfolio as one big design piece
It can be tempting to show a bunch of random work that has no relation, but by treating your portfolio like one big art piece, and organizing your work in an appealing way you can raise your chances of winning projects.
2. Stay consistent
When clients look at your portfolio they want to see a clean and consistent portfolio. This gives them an idea of how seriously you take your job. Stay on-brand.
3. Stay current
Design trends are changing constantly. Your profile should represent this. Clients will be inspired by something they see, and they are looking for a professional to make their business look modern. Always stay up to date on the newest trends.
4. Show the finished product
It might be easier to show a screenshot of the image, but showing the final product in its real form will help clients see what you are capable of. If its a print design - show where it is used, if it is packaging, display it on packaging.
5. Get creative!
There are 8 spots + on most profiles, by using the space creatively you can show off your actual design skills but making your profile amazing. Maybe you can have one image that takes up numerous tiles? Perhaps you can use a theme across your entire profile? Get inspiration from some of the most beautiful instagram pages here and see how it might apply to you.
Being a succesful designer on Freelancer.com isn't always easy, but by following some of these tips you can increase your chances of winning more projects.