Problogger Job Board: The Art of Winning Your First Freelancing Gig

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13 Responses

  1. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Very informative post. I never applied from job boards for freelancing work. I have been work as a blogger for last few years. Thanks for the share.

  2. Hi Shahzad,

    Like Lakhyajyoti, I too never applied @ Job boards before. I’ve been doing freelancing (specially writing) for some time.

    You’ve not only made me familiar to it, but gave some handy tips too. You said that only hunt for jobs that interests one. I wholeheartedly agree bro! There’s no point in applying for loads of job you hate doing :)

    Regarding the resume, cover letter and portfolio, you have shared useful tips. Being ‘unique’ and ‘putting a point before the contractors on why they should sign you’ are two standout points, according to me.

    Good work Shahzad bro!

    Arun

    • Shahzad says:

      Hey Arun,
      Your comments are always awesome, great to read and a good appreciation. Really love to see you here and thanks for stopping by.

      Hey, how do you get hired as freelancer? Only from direct contractors who meet you via your blog?

  3. Thank you for this informative post, Shahzad. I am far from being a professional writer, so I don’t expect to get a job writing anytime soon. I appreciate your insight though. Keep them coming!

  4. hello shahzad. thanks for sharing these tips about using website and job boards since this is very useful for writers like us. i will choose job boards since i am seeking for long term contracts. however, i am in the process of building my portfolio but i will still search for suitable job in problogger

    • Shahzad says:

      Marilyn,
      I will suggest you to focus on baby steps before hunting for more freelance offers… Write as much as guest posts and have a better portfolio. Also never, forget to add a high quality resume… Resume is crucial.

  5. Sanjeev says:

    Hi Shahzad, I have always promoted my freelance through my website…though its not a big business and I help whoever asks for it.

    Looks like you have got a good success from Problogger job board..I have visited the blog many times but have not checked the job boards….will check it out and see if I can get something….

    • Shahzad says:

      Hey Sanjeev,
      You should check Problogger job board as a freelancer. I recently found a job there which offer $300 per post. In fact, most of the postings are of medium quality.

      Anyway, it has a lot of potentials for beginner freelancer.

  6. Hi Shahzad,

    Research your prospective client. Such an easy way to connect, form a bond and scoring a job becomes more simple if you will do what few other freelancers do.

    Show an interest in who you might be working for. They notice ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Shahzad says:

      Ryan,
      You said it. Your words are from the experience you gained by dealing with your clients, right?

      Giving what contractors are expecting is really important stuff.
      Thanks for adding your point

  7. Thanx for the help Shahzad

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