This is a most important question for a freelancer as whole industry of freelancing is depending upon new work and the most common way of getting a referral is by referred from an old client or friends perhaps this the best source for majority of the freelancers. Such referrals start by a huge degree of trust and positive expectations. The negative side of that method is that you don’t know that when and where this will happen. In some days you may get a lot of referrals and other days you may have not sufficient. In this article we are going to explain those factors which effect the referrals and we will try to find out the ways to maximize and encourage those referrals.
With the help of references
The referrals are according to the nature of your expertise as it is easy to find a referral in some fields as compared to other. But how will you make yourself worthy of being referred? To go to this question you will first have to know that why you not being referred. The common problems of not getting referred are;
• You are not good in your work.
• You are an unreliable person.
• You are difficult to predict.
• Your attitude is not likeable.
• You set your price very high.
The result of all these points are that you made the referrer look bad in his society because when someone is referring someone to you that means that he is risking his name for you. So the result is that you need to avoid these above mentioned problems and below are the ways given to improve your reputation which will eventually lead you to more referrals.
All to win
If you got everything right and your success percentage is higher, then it will make the referrer looks good and his reputation will increase. In this way you will get more referrals. You can achieve this by
• Doing with full effort and making every work of high quality.
• Make you self reliable and prove it by your work.
• Keep your price at a right level.
• Make your attitude likeable to the clients.
Nothing to Lose
The second step is to give your referrer minimum possible risk and always try to save them from letting down. Don’t make them feel shame for referring you. You can do this by taking following steps.
• Provide him guarantee.
• Make service your first objective.
• Provide free consultations.