Do you work online? Do you want to work online? If you have skills that you can leverage to fill your bank account, start thinking about ways to connect YOUR skills with the buyers who are willing to PAY for them. Consider this quote: “The future depends on what you do today.” ― Mahatma Gandhi.
When it comes to making money online, you can do it. You just need to find buyers who want, and will benefit from, your services. Take action today to secure your future tomorrow. By doing a little bit of online marketing of your services, you can build a career – and a nest-egg – that will take you where you want to be in five weeks, five months and five years. Think big picture: Start small (after all, at Fourerr, our motto is: Small Jobs. Big Results.)
Selling More Online: Social Media Strategy
Social media can take you where you want to go. To get started selling, ask your friends online to help spread your message (and sales pitch). Not only is it a way to get the word out about your services – it’s a way to connect with buyers and keep them interested in your work. As you add more gigs and acquire new skills, you can use your social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin, Instagram, etc) to spread the word and generate more sales.
Selling More Online: Customer Service Guidelines
Repeat business is where it’s at. Just because a gig ends, doesn’t mean your relationship with a buyer is over. If you’ve played your cards right – it’s just begun. As an online seller and freelancer, develop an approach to customer service that inspires repeat business and happy customers. If a buyer asks for a small modification, instead of haggling about it – just do it (if it’s reasonable). Strengthen your communication skills. Ask questions. Say thank you. Be prompt. Always remember that your buyers are the single most important aspect of any business – online or in the real world.
Selling More Online: Make Your Fourerr Gigs Compelling
Consider the following two ways of describing a glass of soda:
- Cup of Soda For Sale.
- Meet Your Next Thirst Quenching Experience. Bubbly, refreshing, smooth-tasting soda served in an old-fashioned glass (a throwback to more simple times). For sale – but going fast!
See the difference? Make sure you are playing up your gigs’ strong points – don’t be shy. List out all of the reasons why your gigs rock. Look at your current descriptions from the perspective of a buyer – would you buy what you’re selling? If not, it’s time to go back to the drawing board. Don’t be afraid to ask for help – from a friend, or from the Fourerr community message boards! We are all here to help you succeed.
Selling More Online: Insert Yourself In Relevant Conversations
Go where your sellers are. Do you make graphic design and logos for start-ups? Find them in forums that they use – like their Facebook pages – engage in conversations on Twitter. Network with Linkedin. Directly email your personal contacts to let them know what you’re up to. Stay on top of what’s happening in whatever industry you work with most!
Selling More Online: Build Your Self Confidence
If you don’t appear confident to buyers, they’ll likely go elsewhere. Why? No one wants to buy something when the seller doesn’t appear to think they’ve got a great product or service. Be confident about what you’re selling. Believe in it – believe in yourself. Approach your work with that feeling – know that you are talented and have something to offer your buyers. Convey that message in all of your work and marketing attempts.
Selling More Online: Key Takeaway
Believe in yourself and in your work. Find clients where they are online and tell them about your gigs and Fourerr. Establish guidelines for customer service that build a long-lasting relationship. Maximize your social media presence for maximum results.
Selling More Online: Additional Resources
Below are links to addition resources that will help you get your online freelancing and selling career flying! Happy micro-working, Fourerr Community…
- Sales Psychology : 12 Basic Tips
- Land Freelance Work With Social Media
- Building Self-Confidence For Success
- How To Write Great Product Descriptions
- How to Start Online Conversations