If you’re one of our rookie freelancers, then you may wonder why it’s so difficult to get an assignment right now. Well, as you may have noticed, it’s summer! Many of our clients take some vacation. This means fewer orders at this season – actually ten times less than in our high-demand periods!
Despite these fluctuations, what I like about our business is how it surprises me. Listen to this: A guy recently placed an order with several weeks lead time. The order seemed to be straightforward. The assigned writer (whose ID number I will not disclose, to avoid exposing him to jealous messages) wrapped up the job way before the deadline.
The client received the paper without comment (not unusual, by the way). In a couple of days he got back in touch again to tip the writer 100 bucks. I’ll bet that you didn’t even know that tips were possible!
I was really surprised. The guy didn’t even mention what prompted the tip. He called in, he paid, and he was gone. But I presume that his generosity was somehow connected with the quality and timeliness of the work he received (yes, that’s sarcasm!).
What I’m trying to say is, “be persistent”. Check available work regularly, and bid on jobs with a good fit. Keep in mind, summer ends soon, and many more orders will pour in. Eventually you will be assigned to one.
If you are articulate, thoughtful, professional, and efficient in accomplishing the jobs you do take on, it’s a fair bet you will eventually receive a compliment like that tip. I can almost see it)))