Get more design and multimedia jobs sooner



Get more design and multimedia jobs sooner

As a design and multimedia freelancer you have a great opportunity to get more jobs in less time and make more money.



Design and multimedia is the field with highest number of freelancers. This is the only niche that has relatively high number of jobs despite of having highest number of freelancers.



If you are a design and multimedia expert, these tips will help you getting more work in no time:




1.Know your expertise



You might be designing logos, banners, or interiors but there is always one thing that you enjoy most than others. This one thing is the actual nature of work you like most and it is indeed your expertise.



Show this expertise in your profile and make sure to present it as your strong suit. Next time you bid on a similar project, it would give you an edge over other freelancers.




2. Collage is appealing


You might have created hundreds of designs already. It is the time to get in touch with the previous clients by a friendly email. Take authorization to use that work in your portfolio. Once you get it, create collage of your best designs. A couple of collages are most appealing when applying for design and multimedia jobs.




3. Be sure to use variety



Design and multimedia is a creative craft. To show your creativity, nothing is better than a wide range of variety. While submitting your work samples, be sure to show variety in your past work.



While sending your proposals be sure to add a couple of related work samples and some variety in the type of work you have done. It would convey that you are an expert in the similar work and you have good imagination to make it unique than others.




4. Be supportive



This one skill will help you setting up your freelancing career not only in design and multimedia but in other categories as well. Offer a never ending support to your clients. That will consume a part of your time but it would open doors for upcoming projects plus it helps you polishing your existing work.



Important part is to identify when to say no. Being supportive does not mean being used for free. Offer a couple of revisions to satisfy your client but be sure when to make the spent ours billed.




5. Be honest with your abilities



Bragging leads to miseries in freelancing jobs. Avoid being unrealistic about your skills. If you do it, client will create a different picture about your skills and might get disappointed when you deliver the work. If not disappointed, he would be expecting the more than you can do.




These tips will help you create a good reputation and get more work. But at the end of the day the fact is ‘we can’t win every time ‘. Be prepared not be depressed when things don’t go in right direction. Take it as a nature of work.

Dushyant Tyagi

Dushyant is a seasoned freelance writer, developer and start-up enthusiast. Apart from front and backend development, his passion for writing makes him an expert in blogging, content writing and generating quality web traffic.

Dushyant Tyagi | Freelance Writer


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