Want to Earn Six Figures Freelancing? Read On.
You notice my last three posts focused on communicating better?
I realized something.
80% of my online success comes from communicating better. (Want to Master Success? Here)
If you asked me a year ago what I thought would make me more successful online I would have answered, ‘Working harder’ or ‘Sending in more proposals’ or ‘Getting better reviews’. I thought success was reactive, not proactive.
-Freelancing success isn’t reactive. (Stop Making These Mistake. Here)-
Top freelancers command six figures every year because they are proactive.
Six figure freelancers find the best ways to make more money, get great clients, and build lasting relationships (so they don’t have to keep looking for more work). You want to become a six figure freelancer?
Six Figure Freelancers Secrets
-Why do you think Six Figure Freelancers succeed why other freelancers fail?
The answer will surprise you.
Six figure freelancers don’t succeed because they have took the best courses, are friends with influencers or because they were early adopters (although all those things can help).
Six figures freelancers succeed for three counter intuitive reasons. (Make $5,000 per project. Here)
Why Freelancers Need to Be Counter Intuitive
I love when something is counter intuitive. The nature of counter intuitive reminds us of the divide between thoughts and reality.
The biggest divide freelancers deal with is how they see success. Freelancers see success as an equal return for effort.
Example:You work five hours a day sending proposals to get five hours of work.
-It doesn’t work like that (nor would you want it to)-
Here are three counter-intuitive secrets six figure freelancers use to succeed in any market, at anytime, and from anywhere in the world.
Three Counter-Intuitive Secrets From Six Figure Freelancers
1)Clients pay you to save them time:
-Six figure freelancers free up time for clients. Clients will pay for more time. As a freelancer you save time by,
*Clearing a ‘project’ off a client’s to-do list.
*Giving them mental space to think about what’s next.
*Remove the ‘worry’ of whether a project is done right.
Look, running a business requires managing dozens of things. If you can remove a burden for a client through a service you will make massive amounts of money.
2)Find clients in unrelated spaces:
-Clients don’t know how to ask for what they need. When looking for clients look into unrelated fields, job boards and forums.
Example:I did a landing page copywriting project. The client posted the job under the marketing section of a job board. They labeled the job, ‘Re-branding Needed’.
Clients don’t know how we talk.
Take advantage of this by searching similar fields. As a copywriter I check job boards for email marketing, branding narratives, business plans and article writing.
As a photographer or graphic designer you could look in website design, graphic marketing, etc.
Read about how I landed a $6,000 gig as the least qualified applicant by learning how a client talked. Here.
3)Fixing bad projects is good money:
-Let’s be honest. Clients don’t know the value you provide. Hiring a cheap freelancer gets them a swift education and a prime chance for you to book a serious project.
Example:I was hired to rewrite a landing page written by another copywriter. The page was bad. I suggested starting over and the client agreed.
Here’s the amazing thing.
My fee was 625% higher than their previous freelancer.
The client paid my fee, got the results and gave me a glowing testimonial. (Want to Freelance Like the Pros? Join Here)
There is a lot of money to be made in fixing poor choices and bad projects. Focus on what you are here to give and not what you are here to get and you will always have work.
What sets successful freelancers apart from everyone else isn’t their ability to work harder, work longer or work more.
Successful freelancers succeed through proactively seeking out results in place of reactively trying to make money.
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