Freelancing has become very popular in today’s time, and rightfully so, as professionals get to spend more time at home and have more time for their personal affairs when they work Freelance. Also, it helps the person switch up his job by accepting different kinds of assignments as a freelancer, and not be stuck doing a single kind of job.
At the same time, he gets to expand his clientele and experience. Freelancing also provides the person a chance to bump up his profile by working for a big MNC. Freelancers take up various kinds of work like marketing, SEO content writing, etc.
Why good communication is important?
A freelance content Writer has an option of choosing his clients. He can opt for a local or an international business to work with. But, as a freelance writer, it may be difficult for the person to understand the values and expectations of a customer. Also, if a client is based in a foreign land, the geographical distance can make it difficult for the freelancer to coordinate with the client and understand their work ethics.
In order to eliminate these challenges, here are some tips on how you can communicate better as a freelance content writer, and be good at your job.
It is Important to Report Back Regularly
As a freelance content writer, you can choose to work for a client of your choice. Be it a domestic, or an international client, it is absolutely necessary for a freelancer to report back to the client regularly, without any excuse.
Deadlines have to be met, without any exception at all. If the client is international, use time trackers, or alarms to remind you to report back, as it might get tricky adjusting to the different time zones and you might end up being online when the client is offline. These mistakes must be avoided.
Try to Schedule Video Conferences
As a freelance content writer, you are working from home, but it is essential for the client teams to have meetings to share ideas and exchange information in order to work efficiently and better.
Hence, it is advisable that you try and be in as much of the meetings as possible by either skype chat or video conferencing through some other software. This will help you stay in the loop and prevent you from falling behind the other team members. It is advisable that you yourself try to schedule video conferences with stakeholders to so that you can regularly stay up-to-date.
Written Communication is Important
A freelance content writer may very well communicate over the phone, or over video conferences, but it is equally important for a freelancer to establish a habit of communicating in a written way. This includes emails, and texts pointing out important things and minutes from the meetings, and highlighting the key aspects of the project that your team has been working on.
A written input from the client can help you to develop content in a better way as chances of missing points in written communication are lesser as compared to verbal conversation. So, it is advisable that a freelance writer keep a habit of communicating in form of written emails and texts.
Ask the Right Questions
If you are a freelance writer, it is important to leave a good impression on the client. A major mistake a freelancer commits, is not being clear and not having confidence in what he knows about the project.
Many a time, a freelancer do not ask questions, which makes the project leader to believe that he has understood what has been explained when in reality, he has not. This attitude must be changed, and a freelancer should ask the right questions if he has understood little or nothing.
With these points you can add immense value with your work and ethics, by communicating with the client efficiently.
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