Today’s post is a guest contribution by Legiit freelancer AHMAD Shahzad. He’s been providing a wide range of SEO services to local and international clients for well over 4 years now. In this post, he shares valuable insights he has learned along the way about how freelancers can increase their income. You can check out AHMAD Shahzad’s Legiit profile here.
So, you have just started your Legiit journey? Great!
It is time you start thinking about your plan of attack for how you are going to capture the massive opportunities that Legiit has to offer.
Whether you are a beginner trying to kickstart your Legiit career or you are an experienced freelancer looking for ways to increase your income, this guide is for you.
I am going to share with you some proven ways that you can use to double your Legiit income and take your freelancing career to the next level.
So, let’s get straight to it
#1 Optimize Your Sales Page
If you want to be successful on Legiit, you’ve got to have professional sales pages.
The sales page is where you explain your service and convince customers to hire you. It includes things like your info, the details of your service, and an image related to your services.
You need to optimize the description of the services by adding relevant keywords to it. The suggested image size for Legiit is 836 x 484, and it should be maximum of 500KB.
Make sure to add an image of this size and don’t upload zoomed or stretched images. You can use free tool like Canva or Crello to create attractive service images. Alternatively, you can hire a graphic designer from the Legiit if you aren’t comfortable with image editing.
Don’t forget to add an image for Facebook as well using the standard size of 1200 x 628. This ensures that your service-specific image will show up when you share it on Facebook.
#2 Share Customer Testimonials and Feedback
If you provide good service, you should get good feedback. This can come in the form of reviews on Legiit, or you can even ask happy customers to provide you with a direct testimonial (or even a testimonial video).
Once you get good feedback, share it on your social media profiles. You can also share the feedback in the Legiit Official Facebook group to attract more clients.
Just keep in mind that stellar services are absolutely essential if you want positive feedback from your clients.
#3 Offer 24/7 Customer Service
When you join Legiit, you must stay online for as long as you can manage.
You don’t want to miss out on good opportunities just because you were not on the platform at the right time.
So, if you want to be successful at Legiit, you’ve got to be able to put in the time and work.
When you offer 24/7 customer service, your clients start trusting you because they know they can rely on you for their tasks.
#4 Offer Discounts
When negotiating an order with a new client, offer them discounts to build trust.
If you offer more value to your clients than your competition, they will prefer your services over all the other options on the market.
Whenever you land a big order, you should add some kind of discount or additional value just to build trust with the client. This will increase your chances of earning a loyal client.
#5 Build Relationships With Old Clients
Make sure to reach out to your old clients from time to time.
Your work doesn’t just end when you have delivered the project. If you are constantly checking up on your old clients, just for the sake of goodwill, it has the potential to open up amazing opportunities for you.
So, keep checking on your old clients that you have worked for in the past. If you are regularly at the forefront of their mind, they are more likely to hire you or recommend you whenever they or someone they know needs your services.
#6 Participate in Legiit Mondays
Legiit Mondays are a weekly event that takes place on Monday of every week.
You need to join the Legiit Facebook group to participate in Legiit Mondays.
On Monday, the Legiit team turns the posting on for their users.
It is a great opportunity for sellers to showcase their services.
You can post about your services on the Legiit Facebook group every week to gain more exposure.
#7 Participate in Legiit Weekly Roundups
Participating in the Legiit Weekly Roundup is a great opportunity for sellers to promote their services.
The Legiit Weekly roundup is a post made by the Legiit staff on the Legiit Facebook group.
Sellers can post their services and their discounts in the comments.
The Legiit team will pick the best services from the comments and will send them to the Legiit email list which currently has thousands of members.
Posting every week will up your odds of getting chosen. But also keep in mind that the Legiit team likes to highlight services that are offering something interesting or unique, as well as services that include a special discount.
#8 Bid On Open Jobs
Legiit buyers post their bids for a job on the Browse Job tab. Keep checking the tab again and again for jobs about your services.
Whenever you see a job that matches your services, immediately bid on it with your best offer.
Your bid needs to be as clear and as professional as possible. Since there are limited characters that you can add to the bid, stay on point.
You must understand what the client is looking for before you apply for the job. You don’t want to waste a client’s time by convincing them to hire you only to discover that you are not the right fit for them.
#9 Be Happy To Help
Your primary aim should be to help your clients. Money should always come second.
If you truly want to stay in the game for the long term, you should get in the mindset of helping as many people as you possibly can.
As you help your clients get their desired results, more and more money will come in, as well as referrals for new clients
#10 Go Above And Beyond
If possible, try to do more than what your client asked for. This is a good strategy to turn a one-time client into a loyal customer.
It can be tricky because you don’t want to go overboard with it. You need to do more for your clients, but do it in a way that doesn’t feel overwhelming to you.
For example, let’s say for a copywriting job your clients ask you to write a web copy of 500 words. You can do more and write 600 to 700 words. This is just one of the ways you can build a trustworthy reputation for yourself as someone who goes above and beyond to make their customers happy.
The only way you can earn loyal clients is by providing your customers with more value than what they expect from your services.
Keep delivering top-notch work and you can be sure that as reviews and referrals pile up, you can eventually double your Legiit income.
After all, success in freelancing is all about building trust with your customers.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any more questions or queries about freelancing or SEO services.