How to win over a client with the power of your freelance marketplace profile

How to win over a client with the power of your freelance marketplace profile

by Wishu
15 July 2020

How to have the BEST Wishu profile on the App – The Photographerโ€™s Edition

1.๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ!
This could include:
The type of photography you specialise in (portrait, street photography, landscape, black and white etc.)
Mention who tends to be in these pictures: portraits of faces, buildings or landscapes

This section on your profile encourages you to be loud and proud of your work. You need to keep your potential clients in mind and give them a reason why youโ€™re what theyโ€™re looking for.

  1. ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—— ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ
    This helps you get chosen by buyers, as it makes you more credible and trustworthy.
  2. ๐—•๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†
    What days of the week are clients able to reach you. You must include your โ€˜office hoursโ€™ if this applies to you: what hours of the day is appropriate to contact you.
  3. ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป & ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
    This doesnโ€™t have to refer to traditional schooling. If youโ€™re self-taught, then donโ€™t hesitate to mention this. Listing who youโ€™re potentially inspired by and so forth are extra pieces of information that would also make a nice touch.
  4. ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ:
    Update this section whenever youโ€™ve worked on a new project, to make things easier. This gives the client a catalogue of what you can do and see if your style has progressed.

When itโ€™s time to share your pictures, on socials, donโ€™t forget to update your Wishuโ€™s portfolio section. It needs some love too, thereโ€™s always someone watching.

  1. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€โ€ฆ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ!
    So what can you offer your clients? This should include:
  • Your rates
  • What comes with these services such as the number of images the client is expected to receive for this rate if it includes location/ outfit changes possible etc. for example.
  • Your turnover time
  • An outline on how you like to work: so if you like to brainstorm beforehand if you want the client to have a source of reference that you might want to look at etc.
  1. ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
    Show off your variety! Thereโ€™s plenty of areas your craft is more likely to offer. As a photographer can include:
  • Shooting,
  • Editing
  • Retouching
  • Utilising your photoshop and lightroom skills you think might interest clients

If youโ€™re unsure on what else you can list, think about your creative process and decide whether or not this is a service you could provide alone (you probably could).

  1. ๐—ช๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ
    Usually, it can be done by:
  • via Google Drive
  • Email
  • WeTransfer
  • Dropbox
  1. ๐—š๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€:
    If you have clients who have worked with you, make sure that theyโ€™ve left a review on your page. The more you have, the more credible you appear to be.

Comments which demonstrates your performance in the shoot, how you made the client feel or the quality of your works are all reviews you should be aiming for.

Profiles to take inspiration from:
๐—๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ
๐—œ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€
๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ ๐—ž๐˜‚๐—น๐—ถ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ
๐—™๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€


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