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How to SELL YOUR SERVICES

So I asked why, wouldn’t he sell his services and earn money to buy a drone, but how can I sell my services? He asked: let’s talk about how to sell your services whatever they are. I was a freelancer for nine years, so I know that struggle is real, especially in the beginning, when you don’t completely know what you want to do, what are your strongest sides? Who is your client and what that client wants a bit of autobiography? I wasn’t always a VFX artist.

In fact, I was really distanced from any kind of tricky stuff. I started my journey in Photoshop. I was doing web designs at first and the first thing I ever sold was a redesign of hip hop or not even on an entire design, but some elements like hero, image, icons, buttons and stuff, like that earned my first $ 50. It wasn’t even an online day the guy who ordered that was someone I knew, and he knew I was doing some stuff in Photoshop.

So what is it all about? Pointers start small. If you know anyone who needs design of any kind talk to them, offer your services for cheap. These happy clients will spread the word and you will start getting more and more projects. On my own example, the guy I just mentioned was happy was with what I did for them and they started to order posters for every event. They have for $ 50 each and it was super awesome for a school boy over time.

Other people started to ask me to do stuff for them all sort of things. Business cards logos, web designs, posters: this is how word-of-mouth works, and this is how you build your real reputation. Word-Of-Mouth is great, but in order to get more and bigger clients, you need a portfolio to showcase your current level. It isn’t the challenging in the very beginning when you don’t have any clients. Yet my solution was simple and I’m pretty sure that’s what a lot of you are doing.

Anyway, I was making logos, websites and all that stuff that I already mentioned for fictional clients, and that way it was a good practice for me as well as I was able to build my portfolio, it’s a perfect way of doing it, because you don’t have any Limits or guidelines to follow you can showcase all you got at its best, so do it as much as you can, because clients work is rarely something you would want to put in your showroom or portfolio clients.

Work is a strong mix of their desires. Your resistance, shitty compromises, because, in the end of day, client has to be happy, and this is a rule. Clients happiness in your reputation are too closely connected. Things always always always finish your job as good as you can, while good feedbacks will slowly pull you forward. One bad feedback will throw you back really painfully where to showcase your portfolio.

A while ago, I had a really good custom-made website. It was my design executed by a really talented front-end developer. But when I was changing my brand, I got rid of website and lost that source fast. I don’t know what I was thinking about, but I remember I wanted more flexibility across multiple platforms, so I used Behance portfolio service for a while. Nowadays, I believe it’s free for anyone.

Who’s subscribed to Adobe software. Great thing about this service is that it’s linked to your Behance page. So whatever you upload to be hands automatically appears on your website. It’s actually really convenient, so much convenient that I already said. I got rid of my unique website, which still was a dumb thing to do. Speaking of Behance its portfolio showcasing platform more than it’s a platform to find a freelancer or jobs.

However, I had several projects from it, so, even if you don’t want to use their website service make sure to have a profile there, cuz it’s it’s anyway, beneficial to you. Behance is number one platform: employers surfing when they’re looking for creative solutions, inspiration or people. Behance is a good base, apart from it try to maintain a strong presence in social networks, Facebook Instagram Pinterest, whatever platforms there are nowadays, your ultimate goal is to showcase what you got to as many people as possible on faith on Facebook in particular.

Find groups that are relevant to what you’re doing share your work. There comment on other artists works, be active, employers are sometimes checking those groups out and in some of them I’ve seen they’re proposing projects looking for people. So, for instance, I’m a member of octane render group in facebook. Apart from brilliant artworks, people are posting their iĆ­ve. Seen couple of job offers project offers posted.

There are two, so whatever you’re doing logos, Web Design, CG and VFX paper origami find relevant group and be active in it. Finally, one of the most effective ways of selling professional services, for me personally was dedicated freelance website. There are free ones and paid ones for both freelancers and employers. I haven’t used any of these websites for years now, but I suspect not a lot of things changed.

Last year we used freelance com to find a guy who would be able to model some stuff for us, and I was impressed by service on this particular freelance that come both employer and freelancer are safe. So it’s flawless safe and straightforward. The freelancer we were working with wasn’t allowed to do any other project while he was working on our stuff and he was paid only when the project was approved.

As an employer. We had to fully pay everything to freelance calm, but the money got released only upon projects, a pro approval and it’s super awesome. Cuz. Both sides know that they are serious about the work. Freelancer knows that money are there and they’re waiting for him to finish the work. Employer knows that freelancer won’t steal the money and disappear. This service really makes communication between freelancers and employers really simple.

Ten years ago, when I was freelancing, workflows were not developed on that level I personally experienced when employer disappears and not paying you, I’ve seen other freelancers disappears and not delivering works, and things like that with freelance comm, it’s just not possible it’s eliminated, so both sides Are honest, awesomeness just check it out? What about the price price is very important start small, remember $ 50.

The trick here is, as the demand to your work grows. Price can grow too. Remember demand price, not vice-versa. If you over value your work, you’ll, probably find yourself without any clients at all to estimate the cost of your work. Use freelance websites as well go to projects find a project. You would like to work on and usually under description. Other freelancers are able to propose to the client check out their work check out how much they want for day work and compare your level to their level and that way you’ll be able to find out what what’s the price be competitive.

Do better job slightly cheaper than others, but don’t drop your prices crazy low, be adequate? Last thing I was doing was least effective and least appealing to do. I was doing cold calling sort of. I was sending emails to every studio alight, offering my services I’ve, sent hundreds of emails and felt myself like hardcore spammer, but from those hundred couple of them replied and the collaboration was great.

We worked on numerous projects over years. Any possible way of reaching out to client is a good way. I’ve been there. I’ve done it, you can too. To summarize, if you want to freelance and effectively sell your professional services, you should concentrate on building a strong presence on both social media and freelance websites. I’ve listed a couple of freelance websites in article description for you.

There are paid services, some freelance websites for freelancers things like boost your rating or somehow decorate your portfolio. I don’t know how it works not now, but so, if you can use this services cuz, it’s really beneficial to you like in games, same principles. You pay you benefit and what’s more important and shows the employer that you’re serious about your work, be active and just grow your network.

Apart from that, don’t forget about your personal projects, creative stuff and stuff, your most passionate about! Do it upload it to your portfolio and push yourself to grow? Your level comes up if I was helpful in this topic thumbs down if you’re one of those guys thank you for reading guys, see you in the next one peace.


 

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THE TRUTH… How Much Should I Charge as an Influencer & Make More Money

You guys need to deserve a lot more and to date, we’re going to go over how to price yourself as an influencer, because you eunuch left your points bitch, but I have my money right. If you wan na learn how to price yourself as an influencer in 2018, all I got ta do is keep on reading. But what’s up you guys, my name is Shane and welcome back to my blog Dave, we’re going over the highly highly requested topic of how to charge money as an influencer.

Actually, this is a sequel to a article back three days ago about how to work with a brand and how to work with an influencer. There today is pricing specific, and I am so excited to dive right in make sure you don’t miss a single minute of this article at the very end, I’ll be giving away a DM script, what to say to brands and even your own guide. It’s going to get little bit of background, my name is Jade and I am an entrepreneur and I’m here to help you grow on social media and it’s important to actually make money and monetize.

So you guys get the coins you deserve biggest problem ever is the fact that influencers don’t know how to price themselves they’re literally giving away their surface their work, and you guys deserve a lot more than what you do. I just literally care about you guys so much so. This is why I’m bringing justice to this topic, if you’re an influencer and struggling too precious up, and you want to know more make sure you give this article a like and subscribe to my blog.

I’d really appreciate it and hey: it really mean a lot back to the article we’re going to drive right into the formula I made for you guys at a brick ever you variable down. This is not some BS, this social Bluebook or any website. That’s going to tell you how much you’re worth so ops, I call it. The social Bluebook you’ve been raving it to me in the comment section. Someone was requesting me to take a look.

It’s basically a way for an influencer to find their price, see how much it’s actually accurate. So I have actually never done this, so I kind of got an account. It’s my values uh two hundred fifty six dollars per upload – oh god, okay, they um hold up. I’m not sure where they’re getting this math, I mean I dropped out of school and I’m pretty sure, there’s a difference between each brand. I think this is a great start, but um um I charge a little bit more.

I’m going to give you guys a lot of context, so when I look at a website like social Bluebook and you guys aren’t using it, I think it’s your 8 start, but some of you actually have true or social book. The social Bluebook doesn’t tell you is how to actually map it out per brand and what they can afford. Maybe in sally gummy bears can’t afford to under fifty six dollars per post, but nike can there’s difference between each company because there’s a different value for each company.

We’re going to skirt this away jump right into what I mean. If you have a scale, it’s going to be a company owned by Sally Johnson. Now this is going to be a corporation like Nike they’re, not going to hire some snappy rapping influencer to be their NASA turn. What I’m talking about is when you get to a larger corporation, the value of an influencer is much more heavy, you’re, more selective and it’s a huge risk for them.

If they don’t take this into account, I will link below a article of how to price yourself by future. What it’s basically saying is because it’s a higher risk, you can charge more because a brand doesn’t want to mess up when your branding on products on pages. Maybe it’s a collaboration for a product, especially when they put your name on a product. It costs a lot of money to make. Therefore, they’re willing to spend more on you, because if there’s more value to you, you guys going to see it depends per brand and a lot of people just don’t know the value they don’t know their value.

They don’t have brands value, and this is why I created a freaking equation for and now I’m going to show you guys the magic formula, it’s not much magic. It’s very simple! You want to find your KPI. Your KPI is typically your true fans. The number of people that actually listen so when I think about true fans, I’m going to write TF, my handwriting is very bad, I’m really apologizing, but what I think about true fans.

I think these are the people that take action. You guys are curious. What’s a true fan, there are people on your Instagram lives, they’re people that literally comment back when you ask them they’re people that buy your product when you say swipe up it’s the people that move when you say not just alike, not just comment, they take action. They listen to you and they actually value your words and thoughts.

This is a hard number to interpret as long as you know the range it’s it’s a good amount. A lot of people do think that their likes and followers are true fans. That’s not the case. True fans are people that would literally cut their arm off to meet you the way you measure, that is, the average amount of people that really circulate and listen to you money and listen to what you say in for product.

Take it and I’m going to teach you guys how to really find her true fans, but I kind of want to lay out the formula first, you know. So what you do is take the KPI. You multiply it by the average customer value. Go on the company’s website, you want to work with whether it’s like Nike Lululemon, how much they charge for product is that $ 10 per bottle? Is that $ 5.00 for shirt, it’s more valuable to them? They’re a bigger company? The value part is this: AC T stands for sales they make over orders.

So how many orders are they going to make in the value of the lifetime art? Is it going to be a subscription model so every month they buy it? Therefore, you can multiply by 12 for a year subscription, there’s more value. If your customer has a longevity now, you don’t actually have to do this much math. I would just start with the average cost, but if you really want to go in depth, add the value piece and you can charge a lot more.

Social Bluebook is not going to do this for you now you want to take whatever that number is and divide it over ten, because what you’re doing is the number of true fans times the number of sales you generate equals, how much total sales you’re going to Bring but keep in mind, there’s going to be fees, they have to get the product. So the only way a really healthy range for a brand to say yes for it to make sense economically, is over ten, because most marketing budgets are 10 % of the revenue.

So that means, if you have 10 to fans and the product costs 100 bucks for maybe a longevity of a year 10 times that you know you know, that’s $ 1,000. You can chop chop to divide it over 10. You can now charge around $ 100. You want to make a range say: 50. 150, when you put yourself in a range instead of saying you’re starting fee, you get people to be curious and work with the brand and kind of collaborate on what they can afford.

You actually going to help the brand. The brand needs you, so why don’t you help different? A lot of people think I need the brand. No, it’s the opposite as an influencer. The brand needs you to be an affiliate to be an advocate of the product. That was a lot of work. I hope this was helpful. It’s very short now I want to show you guys. I use the strategy in conjunction with my DM script, host the stay of script, awhile back on my youtube blog, but you guys have been using it and getting results check out.

You guys this works, it’s just a number game. If you have someone or a brand that says you’re too expensive and you do the math for them and you use the script, you got a move on. They this works and the reason why you can get the deagle is because it’s a numbers game. You don’t want to just narrow down to one company. You want to work with. That’s not how it works. That’s how I’m going to pay the bills you want to actually work with a lot of people.

Have your PR list I’ll, get a lot of people and get a lot of options. You’d never want to depend on one person to grow your brand. If you have this influence or guide, I actually made a PDF version of it. All you got to do is click the link below there’s going to be a facebook messenger exclusive chat where I will send it to you, and my team will respond. If you have questions now, the way this is going to work is you’re, going to select your free training, it’s absolutely free, and then you can go select the one you want, which is going to be more sale and make sure you just check out the description Box, if you’d like one-on-one coaching, I do help influence there’s one on one.

Just let me know what you need, I’m so thankful you’re here, I’m finally bringing light to this subject, because no one’s frickin doing it right. It’s telling everyone to use this website to guess, to estimate no honey. You were with so much it’ll, be so much more valuable to a company, not because you’re making money off of them. It’s because you care about your true fans. Now, if you want to learn how to make true fans, I will link a article how to get followers and bring with you real community in that will be in this description.

That will be in the description box. But for now that was my article for today. Shout out to the comet way this post to be featured next up is, if you want to be the next one up winner, all I going to do it’s kind of below. Let me know your thoughts um. I love you guys so much literally I’m working on so many things and you guys freaking rock. I love you guys so so much catch you guys in the next one goodbye


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Prince Legal | Daniel Prince

Allshouse Designs just completed a new website for Prince Legal. The website is using WIX as it’s CMS. The design is a simple, making it easy to navigate on desktop and mobile devices. We even added a little animation in the title for the desktop version. It was a lot of fun working with Daniel Prince to complete his project. Thanks Dan! I hope to continue to apply our services to build a strong online presence for your business.

Dan is a business attorney out of Seattle and has been practicing law for the last six years. He has a ton of knowledge and legal know how for small business. He has helped Allshouse Designs with legal questions and I highly recommend him. If you have a business and have legal questions or a need for the business legal services. Take look at what Daniel R. Prince can do for you. https://princelegal.co