Join Tom Geller for an in-depth discussion in this video Delivering quality work, part of Freelancing Foundations.
There's no such thing as objectively good work.…It's only good according to how well it fills a need.…That theme permeates your drive to deliver quality work and it's your client who…determines that your work is quality.…Here are some ways to not only do the work well, but to help them see that…the work was done well.…I take steps that follow the old saying, tell them what you're going to do, then…do it, then tell them what you just did. Or, in other words, confirm the task,…deliver the goods, and review what happened.…
Let's start with confirmation.…It's not just a one time thing.…You'll have to keep asserting your understanding throughout the project.…Whenever you get new information from the client, confirm not only what it…is, but how it will be incorporated into the project, and when they will see the results.…Then comes the second step which is the biggest: deliver the work.…But there's more to it than that.…The delivery has to fit their expectations according to the six…traditional questions:…
A bonus chapter covers common questions freelancers have when entering the field.
- What is freelancing?
- Defining your career goals
- Funding your startup
- Getting licenses, permits, and insurance
- Setting prices
- Finding work through agencies
- Getting referrals
- Working with time and project management tools
- Increasing your rates
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 3/20/2013. What changed?
A: We added a bonus chapter that covers common questions freelancers have when entering the field, such as "How do I use Craigslist or other job boards to grow my freelance business?" and "How do I find clients?"
1. Making Plans
2. Marshaling Resources
3. Satisfying Requirements
Creating contracts4m 23s
4. Handling Money
5. Getting Clients
6. Doing the Work
7. Managing Time
8. Keeping the Business Healthy
Next steps2m 5s
10. Bonus Chapter: Q&A on Freelancing
Freelancing Q&A12m 42s
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