I have a client that I can honestly point to and say, "She does elance right!"
She is the book cover artist for Truenotdreams.
She conntacts me every month and asks how I'm doing and if I have any projects. She gets me thinking about all the wonderful covers we've done together and how easy she is to work with.
This is how you get repeat customers. She got me hooked with our first cover together... Dr. Vampyre. She links everything to Deviant art, sends traffic my way, and in return I'm an advocate for Truenotdreams. Let's take a look at what she does:
1. She stays in contact.
2. Her work is fanominal.
3. She is the best deal even with other competitors I hand her all my work--because...
4. She is easy to work with.
5. She gives me freebies that are easy for her to do.
6. She gets the job done on time or before.
7. She is always responsive when I email.
She charges slightly more than say a pre-made book cover service, but honestly, I get to choose the photos and she puts it together--um, no brainer. I will gladly hand her most my projects. It's the little things that freelancers do to stand out. so that list above is your guide.
(Choose 1 or all)
* Contact and old client and find out if they need anything.
* Give a freebie away that took you 5 minutes.
* Link an article to their blog that will send traffic. Don't worry--they will notice.
I'm going to give you one more goodie to round out to 5 parts!
Next up--Bidding projects.
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