Many people wanted to earn extra money apart from salary then you can become a digital marketing freelancer. Or wanted to become a digital entrepreneur, then this post is for you. Today I will explain how to get first freelancing project or ways to get digital marketing project soon. BUT before moving forward you should understand the reality too. Digital marketing is now no more unique skill or you are not the only one how knows digital marketing. A number of digital marketers are growing month to month. Every working digital marketing executive or manager or specialist is now a freelancer.
So I hope now you got the clear picture about market competition, if competition is very high then in the market then the best way to enter into the market is find your niche market and target them. Being a marketer, you should also understand the importance of brand and trust. If you don’t have anything to showcase your client then how the client will trust you. When you are starting your career then this would be another challenge you have to face.
Few commonly question you will get from clients:
- Why should I trust you?
- How many sales will you generate?
- You are charging too high?
- Another digital marketer is doing at less price?
- and lot more. So, you need to be ready to answer these questions smartly.
Now by keeping all the above points, you need to understand your best place to start.
Here are my options to get first freelancing project:
In my opinion, always start with your surrounding area, work for them in less price but not free. If you are working for free then ask to give a review or take video review – this will help you to showcase your next client.
Meet your nearby clothing stores, jewelry stores, education institutes, restaurant, etc. and explain to them how it can help them to grow sales. You will probably get a project soon, just keep trying.
Register in all freelancing portals like Fiver, Upword, freelancer etc. You need to create your account here, some of them are free. Create an account and provide complete details about you and your work. It might take some time but you will get a result soon. Try charging less price until you get some good reviews and orders. Once you have good reviews in your profile then you can increase the charges. Many freelancers are doing this and getting projects too. The best thing about this method is you will get paid in $ (dollar) not INR (Indian Rupees), so you will get good money or you can say the value of work.
Social Media, one of the best ways to generate instant leads for digital marketing. Especially Facebook and LinkedIn, there are two best platforms to generate instant digital marketing leads. You need to join the Facebook group related to digital marketing services, SEO services, business groups and their people keep on asking help or finding freelancers to do some small works. You can keep your eye there and interact with them. Contact them through the message and write a creative message to explain to them how you can help them.
Prepare a list of companies whom you can pitch digital marketing like clothe stores, jewellery stores, education institutes, etc. and send them emails or call them. You need to keep on following them, then only you will be able to crack deal. This method will help you to crack some big deal, its a B2B lead generation method.
There are many ways to generate leads, as of now I am sharing these 4 options. You can choose any one option and start, I suggest you start with option 1 first and slowly try other options. I will keep you updated with other ways to generate leads for digital marketing and how to find first freelancing project.
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