Get Our 5 Emails for Landing a Freelance Web Design Client
Say this. Get hired.
It’s the holiday season, and you could seriously use some spare cash. Who couldn’t?
But luckily, YOU did something about it. You learned to code, and you now have some incredibly valuable tech skills that are in demand all year round.
Kelli just posted about all the jobs you can do to earn cash for the holidays, from quick $30 photo editing gigs to more substantial $1000+ website overhauls.
Fine, fine. That’s great news. There are mountains of freelance jobs out there just waiting for you. But sometimes, it’s not your skill set or even the availability of jobs that’s standing in your way.
Sometimes, the only thing stopping you from getting a freelance tech job is the fear of actually doing it. And the first step to “actually doing it” is getting in touch with potential clients.
It can feel intimidating to throw yourself out there and try to get freelance work. Whether you’re asking your mom or a local celebrity to hire you to build a website, putting your new skills on the line takes guts.
For me, before I can even start to worry about following through on my promises, I spend hours trying to decide what to even SAY to potential clients.
I’m here to help. I can’t make it a breeze to try to find a job, but I CAN save you the trouble of deciding what to say.
I wrote 5 emails for talking to potential clients. Each one is a little different, depending on if you’re hitting up your brother or a suave musician, but they are all based on the same goals:
- Tell the client what you can do for them (your services).
- Give them proof (links to projects).
- Make them comfortable (set the right tone).
- Make it easy for them to respond. That means getting to the point, keeping it short, and telling them how to contact you and move on to the next steps.
You can use these templates to draft your own emails, but if that slows you down, just copy/paste these messages, swap in the correct information, and start sending them to potential clients.
Adda is not only the CEO and founder of Skillcrush, but also an instructor. With her self-taught tech skills, she’s worked on building sites for the New York Times, ProPublica and MTV.