Why?

AMAZING PROJECTS

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.

Thanks

IT’S ABOUT YOU…HOW CAN I HELP?

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’:

  •  I will work hard to provide you with great content as regularly as I can post
  • I will always value your feedback. I’ll be honest – I don’t know everything, and there’s probably stuff you can share with me and the Freelancer-Client community that will help us all out.
  • If you email me, I will do my best to respond.

 

Freelancing

AND WHAT IS IT?

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:

  • Experienced people with unique skillsets
  • Located locally or overseas
  • Affordable
  • Enablers and partners in my success
  • Creative

 

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.

Tell me more

ABOUT FREELANCING

I’ve included 2 podcasts that will help you get up and running:

Tell Me More About Freelancing:

Why Do Freelance Projects Fail:

 

Where can I find

THE BEST FREELANCERS

Stay tuned – I’ll be posting my recommendations for the best places to go hunting for great freelancers.

 

My content

FOR FREE

Yes – you read right. Free.

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.

Things that I use

AND RECOMMEND

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.

Web Hosts

 

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.

Graphic Design

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.

Image Capture

snaggit1

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.