Freelance Portfolio and great online communities
Since I missed last week's newsletter, I'll make sure you get the most out of this one. Today we'll be exploring how to make a freelance portfolio that you can use while pitching to your clients and I'll also be telling you about few online communities that'll make you smart and better at your game. Here we go!!
What is a freelance portfolio?
A freelance portfolio is essentially a website or a ppt that portrays who you are, what services you provide, your testimonials, your past work and how people can contact you. It's basically a website where you have to convince the potential client that you are good at what you do!
For example: A potential customer reached out to you on WhatsApp and is asking for your past graphic design work, then a good way of sharing it would be to send over the website link of your portfolio.
Watch this video where I tell you how to make a free portfolio on a platform called Zyro:
What's the next step?
The next step is to schedule a meeting with a client as soon as possible. My friends and I have done over 100 client pitching calls, and the advantage of having a call is that you can straight up ask them what exactly are they looking for and if they'd be willing to pay or not. This way you won't waste time exchanging millions of WhatsApp messages that lead no where.
Are there any online communities that I should be part of?
Yes, your behaviour and character is determined by the content you consume on social media. Being around smarter people will make you strive harder and become a better version of yourself. Here are few communities that I found useful:
Pushstart: It's a FB community of 20,000+ entrepreneurs sharing their knowledge and learnings. It helped me learn a lot about different industries and how decision makers in those industries think like
2. Indie hackers: Helps you connect with developers who are sharing the strategies and revenue numbers behind their companies and side projects.
Clinify: A Telegram group for freelancers to have discussions on skills and have meet-ups: telegram.me/clinifydotin
Hacker News: Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham's investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator: https://news.ycombinator.com/
Product Hunt: Product Hunt is an American website that lets users share and discover new products. The site, which was founded by Ryan Hoover in November 2013, is backed by Y Combinator. https://www.producthunt.com/
Avalon Army: It's a discord group formed by Varun Mayya, the author of Pyjama Profit. You can join their channel here: https://discord.gg/tUtZxuY
Being part of these communities helps you meet new people and learn from them. Especially during lockdown when you don't have anyone to guide you, these online communities can be a huge plus point.
Also, I'm organising a meet-up this Sunday at 5pm. We can have chit-chat with other freelancing folks. Join telegram.me/clinifydotin for more info
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I'll see you next week. Take care :)