One day I just saw that one of my Facebook friend has updated his career as ‘Freelancer at DoLancer’ hahahaha. Really it’s funny.
Actually Who are Bangladeshi Freelancers and why they are doing freelancing and how they are?achieving their goal by doing freelancing. Freelancing is really a great starting to start professional career. But in the view of Bangladeshi Job Market Freelancers of Bangladesh are being idle about our own country job.
Our IT job market is growing so fast but in most cases IT companies aren’t able to find right candidate for their expected job position. Because of what? From my personal thinking it is because of freelancing. Freelancers are loosing their own creative and updated way. They are bidding on jobs and earning money. It’s so easy and even boring. But do we know that Freelancers are being centralized to few specific job. Few of our freelancers are introducing themselves as SEO specialized, few of them are telling that they can develop webpage by WordPress. Few of them are telling that they can earn money and they can ride bike. Lolzz.. I am so much astonished to see their conversation.
Actually are they improving their career field or they are loosing themselves inside the water of freelancing? Bangladeshi freelancers need more knowledge and they need to know what is the meaning of real job or real work which can enlighten their real future.
3. PTC Website with MLM business concept
4. Commission by share
‘I am bidding a lot, but didn’t get any job yet!!’ yes, you are also shouting like that? May be. Most of the novice freelancer frustrated for not getting any positive response from buyers. Yes, it’s a big problem to make your starting as a freelancer. But you don’t need to be bored or you don?t make your own frustration ever. Just try your best and teach yourself about ‘How to communicate’. I guess that you are expert. Am i right? It should be because without any expertise knowledge you aren’t applying to get job from the foreign buyers.
So have you ever think that ‘why you are not getting any job from your buyer? You are applying, applying and just applying to get job. Your friend is getting response but you aren’t’. Today I will guide you to take control over your opportunities. The only one fact in this case is ‘Miscommunication’. Most of the buyers aren?t satisfied with your communication style. This can be your major problem. To earn money by doing outsourcing it requires only 4 things I ever discovered. Those ares-
1. Your expertise field to work
2. Internet connectivity
3. Availability and
4. Communication style
Just think that if you can’t take you on the right way with ‘Communication’ then your availability can’t mean anything, your internet connectivity can be valueless, if you can’t focus your expertise through communication then your ‘expertise field’ also will be ignored though you are an expert in any specific field. So communication, communication and communication is one of the vital parts of making you as a freelance IT professional.
Why communication skill is required?
- Suppose you are seeing a job announcement like that:
‘Need to design a landing page which will collect the user’s information through a eye catching graphical form placed on that landing page. Only experienced professionals are requested to apply for this job. ‘
In this case you are going to apply for getting this job though it’s a very simple task for you as a web designer. Isn’t it? Yes, it should be. So when you have applied then I guessed that you wrote a simple cover letter for that job. In this case buyer replied you to contact with buyer in Skype of GTalk or Yahoo Messenger. Now you planned to talk with your buyer. Now the buyer asked you that ‘how you will do this job?’ and ‘how much you are experienced in this kinds of job’. Now you have to write a descriptive reply with your skills and your ways of work. If you can’t impress your buyer you will not get the job. Because 65% of buyers regular post their job on freelancing site and they usually want to find a reliable, well-communicative worker for all of his work. So when you will reply to your buyer then of course first you should completely focus on his existing job. But yes, you have to make the relation of your extra skills with these works. But, how? You can reply to your buyer like that:
I am completely dedicated for all my workers and best communication skill is my plus point. And yes of course I know about Opt-in form for landing page to collect visitor’s contact information. I am very much familiar with awebar, mailchip subscription techniques. So definitely I can be your great choice to work with.
I am looking forward to hear from you.’
In this reply you saw I mentioned ‘HTML, CSS, PHP, jquery…’ (all of my skills) but was it boring? No, logically I have mentioned all of skills but the whole letter was related to his existing job. And it?s the magic. To do the landing page you don’t need to mention PHP, MySQL but you did it because you informed your buyer about your knowledge and skill. Also buyer didn’t ask you how you will collect the user information but you mentioned about awebar and mailcmp. Really to catch the user’s info these service are popular and when you will write this then buyer automatically will figure it out that ‘You are obviously a skilled guy and you already suggest some easy solution for that buyer though most of theirs know about awebar and mailchimp. After that you did your job and you showed how much responsible for how much sincere to catch the user’s info from his landing page. Definitely this style of your reply will help? get that job for you and if that buyer needs more work done then the buyer will consult with you to get more extra and reliable solution whether are expert in his future job or not.
So always try to focus on buyer’s existing job posting and requirements and make some relation between your skills and this job and within the focusing on existing job try to inform about your skills without making buyer boring. TELL ALL THE THINGS OF YOURS WITHIN THE DISCUSSION ABOUT EXISTING JOB.
If you feel shy or if you think that you are weak in communication never make your conversation longer. Because sometimes your longer discussion with weak communication skill can make a negative impression to the buyer. But slowly you have to try to expand your discussion to make that buyer only for you. It’s the theory of being a permanent worker of a single buyer.
Some freelancing expert suggest that if you have weak communication skill but your job quality is awesome then it’s OK. But believe me it’s not OK. Your weak communication never keep your buyer with you for longer time. Because when you will do multiple job of a same buyer then automatically your? discussion period among you and your buyer will be longer. Then for your weak communication skill you buyer will be bored of you and a negative impression will arise. So first impress your buyer with you work and understanding capability and communication smoothness then build a professional relationship with you buyer. It’s an undoubtedly true to keep your earning secured for more years of more longer than doing a single job and searching. This theory will reduce your boring ness for getting job. If your communication skill is perfect then one time will come then just check your email and start your job. And every freelancer need to reach that situations.
Next I will make a single page guide for writing cover letter which is the first step of getting job easily. And cover letter works as like as ‘first impression’. And first impression can never be back…. It’s really truth.
Most of the people in Bangladesh are facing the unemployment problem. But who are aware about their career and who are not aware about their career this post is basically for them. I am now introducing the ‘Freelancing’ profession for Bangladeshi.
I will describe ‘How to start Freelancing from Bangladesh’. Freelancing is a great way to earn and learn with various kinds of practical projects. Freelancing profession is fully an independent profession for them who want to work with flexibility. ‘Freelancing’ profession helps you in various ways such as-
- Own Time Scheduling
- Practice Global Professionalism
- Global network
- Easily Get Paid
- No Huge Investment
- Your Home is Your Office
- Anytime you can do work and get paid
- No Boss and No Pressure
- Multiple Task done easily
- Build a strong professional community
- Gather experience from various kinds of projects
- Get Inspired
- Be recognized
So, freelancing professional is now being a good job or good profession for many people.? Let’s see how you can start freelancing from Bangladesh.
There are many companies are making the community or network for Freelancer and Buyer such as Freelancer (Formerly GetAFreelancer), oDesk, FreelancerZone etc..
You can go to their website and the ‘Find Job’ option you can find the job category and available jobs. First figure out their job category and try to see the job list 3 times in a day and read the job description then you can get a better idea about the job. Because some people love to work and they say that they are able to do any real life project. But working for thyself or working amateur types of work is not same with ‘Work for earning’ or professionalism. You should practice professionalism.
Read the job description, read the freelancing site’s blog or forum and know how to write cover letter, business proposal letter, how to build a strong relationship with your buyers and how to communicate with them. These are all for starting to think you as a freelancer.
I will write a series of article in my website and I suggest you to read this. Also keep visiting my website and I will try to give you some update for starting your freelancing job.