Give your online visitors something free

This article explains, the 3rd point from my first article “Success as a freelancer..”. With every article on this topic, we as a freelancer, we are climbing a step to success. By reading this article, you will come to know how important is to help or provide something free to meet your goal, to attract client towards you…Provide something free

Providing something free on your site, will automatically initiate more visitors to your site/blog and potentially more clients. Offer your vistiors something that is useful, like if you are designer then, you can put some free buttons, css instructions or some useful tips and if you are programmer, then you can add some piece of code you have developed and useful to other people, like WP Plugins, JQuery Plugins, some useful classes or some tips and tricks for the framework or open source you are master with which might help to tackle real time problems.

This method of feeding to trap a pray, has always been popular on every fields and succeeds most of the time. For example: You can see lots of free software, which when installed, you will find some ads related to them, or some links that points to their works, latest products, etc. Similarly, you can find lots of free wp plugins but most of the free version consists of their company ads, or free version is the simple version of their paid version which has many limitations, and showing their usability on free version, they are forced to get the paid version. So, finally there is a conversion to the provider…

We can find many other examples on this which really works. Moreover, providing something free to the users, will also help you to show your ability and your work to others and if they are impressed, you might get some good referrals as well. That is why, I would suggest you to try this method, which had worked for many, and infact me..:)

Project Management: Prestige or overload?

The post of Project Manager is indeed a prestigious job as is sounds or atleast people thinks so. But with great power, comes great responsibility. Therefore project managers need a broad skill set. They need to be able to plan, organise, lead, manage, communicate effectively and be able to deal with anything that is not going to plan.

More to say about a technical project manager, a technical project manager is a person from technical background, usually who was once on some lower level in the hierarchy of an organisation doing other technical job, and climbed up to undertake more responsibility of the organisation. Since they have climbed up the hierarchy from the base level, they have a good knowledge about the mentality, work load and the projects and also how to tackle the projects.

But its not always good things that comes while climbing up the hierarchy. There comes the challenges, the responsibility, the dedication to stay at that level.

I will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of a Project Manager in next post.

Getting involved in social media

I had already mentioned how, Making a portfolio can play an important role in getting clients in my previous post, “Making a Portfolio & Updating it Regularly“. Now, on this post, I will try to show you the importance of social site and how you can utilize it for your freelancing and business purpose.

Social media has taken online communication to a different level. Almost everyone uses social media for all types of interactions, be it personal or professional. With these sites you can connect easily with people, share your thoughts and views, post your blogs and build a huge following. People don’t do business with ones whom they don’t know. Growing good relationships with peoples is much vital to the business. Getting engaged with Social media to demonstrate what you do, what are you good at and some of the links for your demo works will better describe you and let other peoples to understand your capability. Finally, this will help you get more clients and more work.

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc are current top social media sites. With these you can expose yourself to thousands of users with something useful to everyone and grow your reputations and inturn you get back from them.