I’m Rian Chapman – the founder of Freelancer-client. I’ve spent a lot of time working on freelancer projects as a client, and I’ve developed an understanding of what works. So I want to share this with you. My commitment to you is I’ll always be honest, I’ll work hard to provide you with relevant and powerful content – I want you to succeed and have amazing projects.
I’m doing this because I’ve been where you are. Starting to use freelancers for the first time or regularly running projects with freelancers. So to make sure you get the very-very best of me…I’ve created my ‘Commitment Charter’:
There are a few definitions of freelancing out there, like:
“A freelancer is someone who doesn’t work for one company full-time, but is hired by different companies for certain jobs. For example, a magazine or website will have a core team of editors who hire freelance writers to write articles, or a TV production crew might hire freelance cameramen to work on one series of programmes.”
Sounds a bit official – right? I’ll give you my take on freelancing.
I like to think of freelancing from my perspective of someone who is a client/hires them.
So here are some things that I think of when I describe freelancing:
So if were to put that all together in a meaningful statement:
Freelancers are experienced, skilled service providers who work with me locally or remotely to provide affordable, creative solutions to meet my requirements.
By using freelancers I have a springboard for making things possible. For example – you have a full time commitment and don’t have time to get the data you need for an important report. By hiring a freelancer you can immediately double your productivity in the same amount of time.
Stay tuned – I’ll be posting my recommendations for the best places to go hunting for great freelancers.
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No strings, no fine print, no commitments and no sweetners like free steak knives if you sign up now.
I don’t charge a single cent for the information on freelancer-client.
My sources of income are: affiliate marketing, sponsorship, speaking engagements and ebooks. In the future I may look to offer free and paid courses – but that’s not for a while.
So link through to Subscription and I’ll be sharing extra content with you that non-subscribers don’t get access to.
There are a few things that I recommend.
When I recommend something it’s also a commitment to you that I also actually use something regularly. Note – some of these are affiliate links.
I use Hostgator for all of my sites – they’ve proven to be the best for me when it comes to uptime, speed and customer service (and I’ve tried a few web hosts over the years!). I know my sites are in good hands with Hostgator.
I’ve used 99designs extensively over a number of years – it’s an awesome marketplace to get really creative graphic design done. It’s especially good if you have a vague concept of what you want done and you want graphic designers to bring it to live with some solid design work.
Snaggit and Camtasia are essential tools for anyone serious about hiring and managing freelancers – particularly offshore freelancers.
I do a lot of work with offshore freelancers, so having the ability to quickly and easily screenshot and video examples of what I want delivered for my requirements right through to explaining bugs that pop up saves me a huge amount of time and effort. Snaggit and Camtasia are some of my best tools for productivity.
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They say by giving you receive. So I’ve got plenty of free stuff to send your way.
What I provide is free. I don’t charge anything for it – my reward is your success and knowing I’ve made a difference.
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will be paid a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have direct experience with all of these tools, apps and websites. I am recommending them because they have been useful and helpful to me. I do not recommend because of the commission I make – this is incidental, and only contributes towards me continuing to run Freelancer-Client. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.