Important Points To Be Considered In Freelancing & Bidding To Win Projects

As an experienced online bidder and freelancer with 5 years experience, I have learned a lot through my career. I am not expert in freelancing and bidding and so just sharing all these points which I think should be shared among freelancers and bidders. 


Important Points To Be Considered In Freelancing & Bidding To Win Projects
Important Points To Be Considered In Freelancing & Bidding To Win Projects


Hope this will help you all and we can discuss each point to improve our way of freelancing.

1. Anyone can become a freelancer like a college student, part-time worker, graduate student or even school student too but Get some skills (minimum one major skill like Graphic designing, SEO, Video editing etc) which is in demand (Not saying you must have
great coding skills), 
you must be skilled enough to complete a basic job in time with quality. 


anyone can become freelancer- sumit rajput
anyone can become a freelancer

2. Freelancing Portal - Choose a Freelancing portal. there are many but upwork.com and freelancer.com are considered best, so you can go for any of these. If you are not getting your account approval then let me know through my WhatsApp - +91-8295814224 as I know how to fix this issue and how to get approval for Upwork account.


Freelancing Portal
Freelancing Portal



  3. Read the guidelines and policies of the portal which you have chosen to start freelancing on. Otherwise, it will be in the result as account suspension. There are some rules which must be followed on each platform.



4. Good in writing and speaking English - Must have good writing and communication skills in English, so that you can well understand client requirement and respond well with client queries. Most of the client first check if the freelancer can communicate well or not. so learn to speak and write good English so that you can understand and tell your client about the project and all things.


learn good english to communicate

5. Professional Profile - Create a profile using right information like use professional profile picture, good title according to your skill, writing an accurate overview, choose a right category of your skills, add portfolios, give relevant tests, upwork readiness test (only for upwork), add your education and work history. complete your profile upto 100%.


complete profile
my profile

6. Keep Hourly rate Lower - Keep your profile's hourly rate minimum around $5 or $6, as you are just starting to try with minimum rates, later you can increase with the completion of the job. you can bid on fixed price jobs too like some small jobs around$50, $100.


hourly rate of freelancer
hourly rate of freelancer

7. Right Job Selection - Now profile creation is done and next comes to bidding and right job selection - Only bid for those clients who have verified their payment method, hire percentage and job related to your skills. I also check the client country.


how to find the right job on freelancing portal
how to find the right job on freelancing portal

8. Check Client Avg. Hourly Rate - Check their avg hourly rate paid and total amount spent. if the client is very old but he has not spent much then according to my suggestions this job should be ignored as this will just waste our bid and time. There are many clients I have seen on upwork with very old profile and with lot of money spent but they hire people $1 per hour or even less so do not bid for those clients.


client hourly rate spend
client hourly rate spend

9. Know the Client - Now you have selected a job to bid but the last factor to check is how is the feedback for that client which he has got from freelancers on previous jobs. do not work with the bad client either they offering you good rates or hire want to hire immediately or offering more work. because in the end you will get project cancellation without any reason and this will frustrate too. you will only get a bad review on the profile (which is worst in freelancing).


know your client
know your client

10. Understand client requirement - After selecting your job read it completely, try to understand client requirement, you should not bid if you can not fulfil client requirement on time and with the quality, he is expecting. There may be secret word or phrase to be mentioned in the cover letter and if you miss this then client will not read your bid and will simply ignore your profile.


understand client requirment
understand client requirement
11. Write a good Cover Letter - Now time to bid with a professional cover letter which consists of - good greeting, explain client requirement and how you will do this (your detailed approach), show similar projects and links, end with giving time availability to talk and interview. Take time to write a good cover letter, do not rush in submission.


cover letter matters
cover letter matters
12. Bid according to the number of Bids you get - There is a limitation to bid on the number of jobs in one month (on upwork you can bid only on 30 jobs), this is different for each freelancing portals. so bid accordingly, do not spend all bid just in one day.

number of bids
number of bids

13. Respond Immediately -When you get a response on your bid, try to respond immediately so better you get their app install in your phone.


respond immediately to client message
respond immediately to the client message

14. Invite By Client - when a client post a job on upwork he sees some relevant skill profiles recommended by upwork to whom client can invite for interview, in this upwork also recommend new profiles too. its great opportunity if you ever get an invite from the client. you must thank the client and proceed with the same procedure which you follow to bid on other jobs but do not bid if you think this is not possible for you as some invite could be of different expectations.


project invitation on freelancing portal
project invitation on freelancing portal

15. Best time to bid on jobs - This is considered that there is the time which is best to bid for jobs like early morning, late night, weekend etc. so you can try this if you are not getting the response on your bid. 


best time to bid
best time to bid
Most important - Freelancing is all about patience, you need to be patient when you will be starting your career as it takes time in getting your first response and so on you keep getting project after project if you are doing great.

This is what I have learnt and experienced in my career, please comment if you think There is need to be changed or you have some other points which could be listed here. Hope this will improve your freelancing career and you will get more success.


4 comments:

  1. What will do if client doesn't respond?

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    1. keep following every day and then after weeks

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  2. nice information..and also freealncers must be active and alert in every second..because we dont know when will we get msessages from bidding project..

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