“This might be the most important publish i’ve written until now. Assuming you meet the minimal requirements in an effort to work as a freelance clothier through internet: you have to know English, have a Paypal account, a excellent on-line portfolio… What are we able to do to get a process?
As i said generally the merchandising of your services is the important thing on this enterprise, don’t assume that due to the fact you’re excellent human beings will come from nowhere to ask you to paintings for them. it is the most important MISTAKE you can MAKE.
this is the concept:
Get the most viable people to go to our internet site.
Have a good relationship with engines like google.
Trafic orientated to viable customers.
Reusing customers: e-newsletter.
Getting a terrific representative.
Contacting the businesses directly.
1.- Get the most viable people to visit our internet site.
Why? silly question, isn’t it? it’s apparent that even as extra human beings visit our website the bigger the possibilities to get clients. error!!!!
let me supply a touch suspense… an instance: SOSFactory a couple of months ago had 4000 visits in line with month, now not lengthy in the past i were given a link with lots of visitors and now it has greater than 25000, you will say the variety of clients has grown?… nicely no, it’s nevertheless the same. however the consumed bandwidth did develop, maybe quickly i will ought to improve my website hosting plan, this means that making an investment more money. The concept is that till a sure factor, the first-rate of the site visitors is more important than amount.
The query on your head might be, then why can we want them to go to our website? simple, if it has extra visits it’ll growth the wide variety of persons speaking about you, greater human beings will link to your internet site (as long as you offer exceptional content material) and this manner you will get a higher function in engines like google (Google, Yahoo, Msn).
instance: we do mascots design, consider i am a traveler and when I see them i like them. when you have a internet site, within the hyperlinks section you’ll placed something like this: “”mascot layout”” (it is a link to “”SOSFactory”” with some key phrases: mascots design). If quite a few people do the identical, Google will recognize my website is set “”mascot design””, and that is an crucial website for those seek phrases, this way Google will placed my internet site in the first outcomes at the same time as searching “”mascot layout””. This visitors is very essential… relying at the seek term there can be extra or much less competitors to appear within the first results.
a way to get hyperlinks:
Get humans to put hyperlinks of your site supplying unfastened, authentic and humorous content material (tutorials, articles, video games…)
placing yourself the links in your website (boards, blogs, directories, social networks…). constantly with respect, eh? no spam.
Ask your clients for links. it’s voluntary, if it accepts, extremely good.
replacing them with different webmasters. it is heavy and slightly has an effect.
buying big links. As some distance as i understand, it would not paintings properly, it is able to even be terrible on your business.
What you need to by no means do:
using Flash, if you do, use it only a little… no whole Flash websites.
neglect approximately welcome pages or pop-ups. 50% of your site visitors will leave before 30 seconds… so that you need to move at once to the point.
attempt that your website is not to heavy in pics, the more textual content the better.
design your website below 1024x768px resolution.
never layout only for one browser. It has to appearance top at least in internet Explorer and Firefox.
2.- Have a great relationship with search engines
In english it’s known as search engine optimization (search engine optimization), specifically for Google. There are lots of boards, manuals and blogs devoted to this so we will give an explanation for most effective the basics.
Appart from making us important thanks to links from different web sites, we also can make Google recognize better what’s our website about, with this we boom possibilities of performing within the first search results.
How can we accomplish this? nicely, specifically with HTML code and our internet site strucure (and additionally the hyperlinks we have been talking approximately in the previous point):
page identify: it is about putting your key phrases in the name; in case you take a look at the supply code of this page (in IExplorer: View > supply Code), you’ll see at the beginning something like this:
Meta Tags: the identical for Meta Tags:
This tells the search engine what’s your web page about, so we should placed the key phrases you need Google to search for your web site. The greater vital ones are the ones that describe and keywords.
Titles “”””: the search engine acknowledges with this tags applicable frases within the textual content of the internet site. We additionally need to placed our key phrases right here.
formidable and Italics “””” and “”””: we need to repeat the keywords in the content material of the web site putting them in ambitious and italics.
Density of the keywords within the text: we need to repeat our keywords in the content material of our internet site.
pix: Google prefers textual content, however we also can optimize images. particularly placing the keywords inside the tag “”Alt”” and in the call of the record (instance: my-keyword.jpg).
3.- Trafic orientated to feasible customers
at the start, until you have visitors from search engines like google and yahoo (which commonly take a while) or you aren’t very widely recognized, this will be your mail assets source. it is truly about merchandising in those web sites in which there are potencial clients.
In forums there are things to hold in thoughts: first of all being seen in job gives subforums, usually the ones are low budget jobs however they let you build an excellent portfolio; however, you also want to be seen within the rest of the forums, in which you would possibly meet the quality customers, assist humans and you’ll get desirable contacts.
Webhostingtalk.com: it is a discussion board devoted to the website hosting commercial enterprise (and different things), there are human beings with a lot of cash and thousands of domain names… which means they want plenty of designs. it’s free and in english. in case you are starting, this is a good place to make an excellent portfolio, with some time you may get to customers with a higher degree on this same forum.
Sitepoint.com: essentially the same as the previous one.
Paid websites for freelance designers:
Getafreelancer.com: it’s the tipical website wherein human beings post initiatives and you as a dressmaker bid to get the job, everything’s in there, decent jobs and rubbish. The internet site is in english and it is quite unpleasant and it goes for a % of the earnings.
Scriptlance.com: it is greater focused to programmers, but there are also jobs for designers. it really works just like the preceding one, % of the sales, but the internet site has a far higher design, it is in english.
Elance: layout jobs doesn’t have a huge price range, however there is lots of labor, in case you are quick you may make a number of money. they have got a complex device even though, it’s in english and really costly, so it’s greater like an funding… in case you are beginning perhaps you wont be capable of have the funds for this.
it’s the maximum unstable way to search for a task, it’s wherein ‘terrible’ people come trying to find younger ones to apply them. don’t forget to invite for a fee earlier… constantly!!. The quality element is that you could discover companions, and additionally inspiration and feature a good time.
Deviantart: it’s the artwork community with Capital Letters. the jobs board isn’t always very extreme, however the relaxation of the website is awesome, it has numerous terrific content material and a great design… if you need to be seen inside the relaxation of the world, you ought to register on this internet site.
GFX artist: there are two kinds of process offers, the low price range customers and “”tasks”” in the bad sense of the phrase, and activity gives for agencies that require recolocation inside the usa of the offer. that is a chunk more elite community, you need to host pictures on your server or pay for a suscription. let’s imagine it is for more expert humans.
digital Webbing: if you are loopy sufficient to stay from comics that is one of the nice sites. i’d never recommend to devote simplest to comics, as a fond is exquisite, it helps to grow as an artist… it’s no longer accurate as a commercial enterprise, except you are a painter, and a well known one.
four.- Reusing clients: publication
Newsletters or subscriptions are a terrific advertising tool, even though it is also a double-edged weapon.
we’re able to remind an antique patron we are nevertheless to be had to do any process he wants… but you need to be cautious, or it can be categorised as unsolicited mail. I bet there may be no need to say that to be hired once more you have to do a terrific work, as a contract designer, recognition could be very important
five.- local exposure
it’s usually useful to make investments a few money in revealed fabric like posters, flyers, commercial enterprise playing cards… and depart them in stores related with computer systems. I don’t suppose i want to say to put the URL of your portfolio in everything you print.
The inconvinient is which you might should make investments an awful lot more time in meetings together with your customers.
The benefit is that you do not have the brutal opposition that exists at the internet, specially asian agencies.
6.- Getting an excellent representative
some other choice to be seen is hiring a consultant, it’ll do all the advertising work for you in alternate of a % of the income. agents which can be well worth it are very requested, so if you do not have an excellent portfolio they wont work with you… perhaps even if you have it.
Folioart.co.uk: they have got artists with renown as Gez Fry or Jason Brooks, but others are mediocre.
Centralillustration.com: howdy look for a chunk greater opportunity artists.
Mendolaart.com: the are artists of all styles, a number of them are top, and some others are not.
glasshousegraphics.com: consultant primarily for comedian artists. There lots of people, so that they do not pay you lots interest but you may try.
7.- Contacting the companies directly
job web sites:
This web sites have activity gives to work in a business enterprise, once in a while in addition they ask for freelance designers, however it’s uncommon. requirements are annoying, and you’ll must go to stay to the area the organisation is positioned. you’ll want a Curriculum and a presentation letter.
Coroflot.com: plenty of process gives, specially in usa. they have got advanced the site these days, now it seems like an artists social community https://www.uberdoo.com/coroflot-clone.
Malakye.com: process gives exclusively for game trademarks: Billabong, Rip Curl, Adio… Who does not want to work for logos like this? they have a very interesting newsletter wherein they deliver a lot of advices on the time to put together your Curriculum.”