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How to Get Your First Project for Digital Marketing Freelancing

How to Get Your First Project for Digital Marketing Freelancing
May 18, 2020

How to Get Your First Project for Digital Marketing Freelancing

May 18, 2020
Sonali Sharma

Sonali Sharma is a professional freelance writer. She has covered a wide variety of topics in her freelancing career right from web content writing to digital marketing and technical blog writing. She is also a published poet and story writer. Her works have appeared on online sites “Indian Periodical”, “Poetry Magazine”,“Indus Woman Writing”, “Psychside”, “ and 'Swarnim Times'. She is the co-author of anthologies “Woods of Rame”, “Whispers of Heart”, “Shadows of Soul”, “Fervour”, and “Shades of Ink”.

‘Digital Marketing’ is a revolutionary thing. It inspires better relationships with the clients in an interactive fashion. It assists in multiplying the level of awareness, converts new found buyers, and showcases the right offers at the most appropriate time.

Talking about the futuristic role of digital marketing in India, I believe it has only augmented. The Digital Marketing world is determined to produce around 20 lakh jobs in India by the current year. On such a towering demand side, the start-ups are continuously rubbernecking at the freelance market.  As such, opportunities for growth as a freelance digital marketer are diverse.

 How High is The Demand

Demand for Digital Marketing Freelancers

The different social media platforms on which we operate provide sufficient power to the demand for social media marketing. And with this example, we can see significantly how digitization is growing popular at an unprecedented rate.
Being a cost-efficient and direct way to reach the customers, the demand for digital marketing specialists is ascending. Most categories for which freelance digital marketers and permanent job roles hired in digital marketing  include:

Grounds for Starting Digital Marketing Freelancing

 How to Start Freelancing in Digital Marketing

Hands-on experience comes your way when you decide to start digital marketing freelancing. You can also think of outsourcing your major skills for a project and obtain a vital experience. For example, you can begin as a social media copywriter and later on become a full-time social media manager.

Furthermore, by doing freelancing in digital marketing  you know your worth since you get to explore the sea of strengths, weaknesses, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. And of course, the job of a freelancer is easier to secure than that of a full-time employer for a company.

What You Should Keep in Mind for Starting Freelance Digital Marketing?

 Things to Keep in Mind to Start Freelance Digital Marketing

As a self-functioning individual, your opinion about a project matters a lot. Side by side, there are certain things which you should keep in mind while settling for a freelancing digital marketing project:

#Set Up Clear Expectations

Indicate the following before beginning a project:

  • Communicate the exact timeline

  • The time adhered to the project

  • The time required by you for project modifications

#Choose Your Area Of Interest

Your nearness to expertise is decided by your action of selecting an area of interest. It enhances your value in projects related to a particular field. Example, if you are an AdWords expert, then you should not go for SEO projects.

#Construct A Contract

When you have well-established yourself in the freelancing field, then your next decision should be building a contract before finalising any project. Doing this removes all kinds of prospects for confusion in future.

#Display Your Work

For this, you should actively display your work profile on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. You can also utilize your social media marketing skills to promote your well-written blogs.

#Keep A Backup Plan

Backups are great saviours. In case, your plan 1 is working slowly, then you should stick to plan 2 to complete the work within a stipulated time frame.

#Have Patience

You may not get big projects within a day, especially when you are just beginning. Therefore, keeping patience is important while keeping in mind that people have different working styles.

Which are The Best Sites for Freelance Digital Marketing?

 Best Sites for Freelance Digital Marketing

Freelance digital marketing specialists have a lot of alternatives to seek new work exposure with a variety of clients, depending on the job needed and the budget. The following are the major sites from where you can begin your career as a freelance digital marketer:

How to Begin With Your Freelance Digital Marketing Project

 How to Begin with your Freelance Digital Marketing Project.

If you have lately equipped yourself with the right digital marketing skills, then you may be searching for your first freelacning digital marketing project. So, here are the most precise ways by which your dream of getting your first project can become a reality.

Step 1# Look For A Client

While looking for a client, know which clients are dependable and which ones should be avoided. Ensure that the client is willing to pay a good sum of money for your hard work.
Moreover, avoid clients who need a blog written for free or for a brush-off pay. Such clients will not add any worth to your resume.

Step 2# Showcase Your Portfolio

Your portfolio is your identity through which you can appeal to a client. For showcasing a pronounced portfolio, you have to start building a collection of:

  • Projects

  • Posts

  • Pictures

  • Your niche-related content

You can also think of designing some mock-ups for the clients or work for your near and dear ones. The testimonials and experiences acquired through such practices can get you a whole lot of projects. 

Tip: You can also show up your portfolio on a reliable website. Remember the website should be mobile-friendly and engaging.

Step 3# State The Scope Of Your Project And Price

Once you have settled for a project, it is now time to focus on the scope of the project. Make a detailed discussion about the scope of the project with the client. Also, when deciding the price for the payment, do not quote very high or very low. Keep one thing in mind - ‘Quoting is an art and needs to be done correctly for increased profits.’

Tip: Obtain the payment via a third party platform before you start a project or receive 40% of the payment beforehand.

Step 4# Submit The Project And Get The Payment

Completing a project successfully will be a new benchmark for you. So, once you finish off with your first digital marketing freelancing project, your next move should be to submit it to the client. Thereafter, you need to claim your payment. 

Tip: Ask for feedback from your current client which you can show to future clients. 

Final Words

Working on your terms and conditions is a blessing. It helps you to gain and explore new work experiences while sitting in the same work environment. Most importantly, if the work is that of a freelance digital marketer, then you already know that there is no true stopping in life.

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