The 10 Words That Will Make Any Freelancer Wealthy
There are ten simple words that can make you a wealthy freelancer.
That is, if you take them seriously.
Before I share them with you, there is something you need to know about freelancing.
The Problem with Freelancing
Life can be tough as a freelancer, especially when you’re first starting out.
Building your credibility and reputation can be difficult and it often seems like businesses won’t give new freelancers the time of day.
But there is a reason for that.
Businesses avoid working with most freelancers because they think that they are unreliable. They worrying about handing a project over and not getting what they expected … or worse, not getting it on time.
Missed deadlines and underwhelming work make them look bad, so they just avoid the risk.
So how do you show them that you’re different? How do you establish your credibility as a freelancer?
The 10 Magic Words
There are many ways to increase your credibility.
You could improve your portfolio, get testimonials from past clients, or have a respected authority refer your services to someone else. But even if you do all of those things, credibility ultimately comes down to how you portray yourself and the experience you provide to your clients.
And that’s why you need to know these 10 words…
“[name], how can I make you look like a star?”
Why this Phrase Works
If you take this phrase to heart then it will work for you. There are two reasons for that.
First, you address the client by their name.
It’s surprising how often we avoid saying the name of the people we work with. Not only does it increase the trust and comfort level between two parties, it actually leads to better work.
In fact, a research study of surgical teams found that when all of the doctors and nurses introduced themselves before the start of an operation, surgical outcomes improved. In other words, the simple act of saying everyone’s name actually saved lives.
You may not be saving lives, but working on a first name basis can be just as important for improving the outcome of your work as well.
Secondly, and most importantly, this phrase focuses on what business should really be about for every freelancer: making your client look great.
If you make your client look like a star, then you can build a thriving freelancing business.
Read that last sentence again because it’s really important.
That simple tip is the difference between freelancers who simply do their work and freelancers who excel at their work. It’s not about you, it’s not about your ego, it’s not about your skills or experience. It’s always about making the client look good.