The Freelance Web Designer's Guide to Getting Hired
Everything you need to land clients - whether you're just starting out or a seasoned designer. Attract clients, land contracts and get referrals.Enroll in Course
About the Course
The Freelancer's Guide to Getting Hired is an in-depth collection of video lessons where we interview Mr. Chris Harrell. Chris is an accomplished real estate investor and startup founder who has extensive experience in hiring and working with freelancers from all levels of experience and areas of expertise.
In this course Chris gives us an insider's look at what your web design clients want to see on your portfolio, what they want to hear from you, and how you can convince them that you are the perfect candidate for their project.
Not only will you learn how to appeal to clients and land the job, you will also learn exactly what you need to do in order to keep your client relationships positive even when problems arise during a project. You will also find out exactly what will make your clients want to refer their friends to you and how you can make a great impression on every prospect you meet.
Web design is a competitive and ever-changing industry. With all of the commotion, it's often hard to find clients you'll love working with. By using the information in this video course, you won't ever have to worry about landing a client again.
In this course you will learn:
- How to make your portfolio or online profile appealing to prospective clients and make them want to interview you
- How to make a great first impression with your proposal, cover letter and initial interactions with the client themselves
- Whether or not you should have a diverse portfolio or a specialized set of skills and why these appeal to different clients
- How to land paying clients without even having a portfolio
- How to make your profile and your proposal stand out from the crowd and get noticed
- How to write an effective cover letter and proposal, and exactly what your prospective clients want to see in your proposal to make you a top candidate
- What steps you can take to write appealing, compelling proposals and cover letters even if you don't have references or a portfolio to show
- Get real world examples of what not to do and how you can avoid key mistakes in landing clients
- How to salvage the relationship with your client if things go wrong and open the door for future work
- How to effectively close the sale after you have submitted a proposal and interviewed
- Ways to make sure minor problems don't affect you getting paid
- Key insights on maintaining a great client relationship long after your project is complete
- How you can set yourself up for referrals from your past clients to get work without any additional effort
Have you struggled with these problems? Do these topics sound like they could help your business?
Enroll in this free course today!
Heyo! I'm Jonathan Foster. I'm a web designer, search engine optimization consultant, content marketer, and all around hype-man for my clients. I've been making money with my own online business since before I was out of high school, and now I want to share what I have learned with you so that you can start your own home business. Cheers!
StartWelcome - Introduce yourself here! (1:25)
StartGetting Noticed by Prospects (1:53)
StartMaking a Good First Impression (3:33)
StartSpecialization vs. Diversification (2:17)
StartMaking Your Pitch and Proposal Stand Out From the Crowd (1:52)
StartUp the Creek Without a Portfolio - What if This is My First Client? (2:56)
StartWriting Proposals and Cover Letters that Prospects Love (0:56)
StartWhat Makes Up an Appealing Cover Letter or Proposal (1:16)
StartHow Complete Beginners Can Write Attractive Proposals (1:13)
StartConvincing Prospects You're the Perfect Candidate After You Submit a Proposal (2:38)
StartWhat Not to Do (1:49)
StartHow to Salvage a Project If Things Go Wrong (2:02)
StartMaintaining the Relationship Long-Term (1:37)
StartManaging Minor Difficulties (1:58)
StartSetting Yourself Up for Referrals from Past Clients (3:12)