Get Fast Freelance Writing Gigs On The Web’s Out-Sourcing Sites

Looking for fast freelance writing gigs? A quick way of getting high-paying freelance writing gigs is by bidding for projects on the many out-sourcing sites.

If you’ve dabbled on these sites, you’re probably wondering what I’ve been smoking. “HIGH paying?!” You scoff.

I feel your pain. These sites do have traps for the unwary, the chief one being the tendency to low-bid. If you take nothing else away from this article, please remember this: if you bid low, you’re doing yourself, AND the purchaser, a disservice. Bid what you consider you’re worth, and let the chips fall where they may.

You’ll be shocked that not only do you win all the bids you can handle, but that also you get paid what you asked for.

OK, with the main point squared away, let’s see how you proceed on the out-sourcing sites in step by step fashion. Don’t miss any of the steps. 🙂

How To Bid On The Out-Sourcing Sites – Prepare For Battle, Step By Step

Start by signing up with one of the major sites. Choose one, don’t try to cover them all.

1. Create Your Portfolio To Provide Examples Of Your Work

Once you’ve signed up, read all the instructions and Help files. It’s very confusing, but within a day or two you’ll be operating like a pro. Just learn by doing, that’s the best way.

Your first step is to create a portfolio of your writing. This is basically a collection of your writing that you upload onto the site, so that prospective buyers can see samples of your writing. Don’t take too long over this. Remember, KISS – keep it super simple. Just upload samples, and if you’re completely new, write a couple of articles as samples.

As you place and win bids, you’ll develop quite a good portfolio, but don’t sweat it. What counts on these sites is a professional attitude, and your interaction with the buyers.

2. Keep As Many Details Of Your Bid Private As Possible

It’s time to start bidding. Here are two tips: only bid on the jobs you want and charge what you want for doing the work. In a nutshell: be genuine. Don’t bid on jobs you don’t want by bidding on anything and everything. And don’t low-bid with an aim to bumping up the buyer later. These tactics are unprofessional.

Your aim should be to keep the process between you and the buyer, so save your actual bid proposal for the private message board. In the bid area, post a message like “Hi [name of buyer]. My bid information for [name of project] is on the private message board. I’m looking forward to working with you. Thank you for the opportunity to bid on your project. All best wishes, [your name.]”

In the bid proposal itself, which you create in MS Word, cover all the details of the required work – ALL of them, so be relevant, and be accurate. It’s essential that you outline the project as you understand it, and the work you’ll be doing. Look on this as a legal document, because it is – it’s part of the contract between you and the buyer.

An accurate bid proposal ensures that you get paid for what you bid on. Some buyers (purposely or just because they get enthusiastic) tend to want to add on extras later. Get it all in writing, so you know and the buyer knows what he’s buying.

3. If You Have Questions, Ask Them Before You Place Your Bid

Asking questions is vital. The response – the speed of the response, and the attitude of the buyer will show you how easy it will be to work with this buyer. If there’s n 메이저사이트  response, don’t bid.

Here’s another tip: don’t add your CV to the message board – in fact, don’t include your CV/ resume at all. It’s NOT RELEVANT. The buyer is not hiring you as an employee.

If you must add your CV, you can add it to your profile, but I never add it for one very good reason: you’re not becoming an employee of the buyer, you’re someone who’s working with them on one project. This project may lead to others down the line, but there’s no need to add a resume or a CV – it makes you look desperate and unprofessional, and puts you behind the eight ball when it comes to negotiating – you’re not an employee. You may become a colleague.

Keep all the information you provide in the bid proposal relevant to the project itself. The buyer doesn’t know or care who you worked with/ for previously, he cares that you understand his project and can handle it.


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