Increase your Sales on vWorker.com
By Matthew Griffith
have started out on vWorker.com and you're wondering how to get more sales?
Maybe you haven't done that many jobs or you would just like to do more?
some good advice for you with some DO's and
request is like an interview. Tell the employer why you think you can do this
job. Don't tell them why you can do any job. You aren't bidding on any job.
You're bidding on THIS job.
As a Worker on vWorker.com, you take
different roles during the process:
the project, you aren't a worker. You're a salesman. Think like a
salesman. You are trying to successfully sell your services to an employer.
Respect their time. Employers with high 'non-action' ratio's
are serious about their projects. You too, should be serious about your
bid. Don't post a long, canned comment about who you are. Employers don't care
who you are. That's what your profile is for. This is the Internet. They
can't verify most of that stuff anyway. They want to know that you can do the
job. Share with them some of your best projects. If there is an example of it
on the web, give them URL's to go and view. Get them excited in your work and
they'll get excited about you. More often than not, I see workers leave a long
canned comment with no bid or they leave a more personal comment without a bid
or they will leave a comment and put their bid amount in the text of the
comment. Think about this' how many comments do you post on projects and
the employer never contacts you to ask you to post a bid? This means you weren't
even considered for the project. Wow! You're a worker. You're supposed to be a
very intellectual being. Let's get logical. Comments are for asking questions
about the project that you aren't sure of. I, as an employer, answer every one
of those. If you want to be considered every time you post on vWorker.com,
post a bid instead of a non-question comment. This alone will make your sales
soar. I notice that the workers that are ranked in the top post bids where most
of the new guys post comments. Learn from the workers who are successful.
Reproduce what they are doing to be successful and you too will be successful.
Once your bid has been accepted, you are now a worker, but also a customer service
representative. Think happy thoughts ;) You want to complete the job as well
as keep the employer informed along the way. You have agreed to do a job within a
time frame and you are bound by that time frame, but if you think you are going
to be a little past the deadline, if you have kept the employer informed along the
way and you let them know in advance that you think you might be late, they will
probably understand and be okay with it. They placed the project and hired
you because they needed the project. They just want it complete. Of course, if
you want that 10 rating, and I am sure that you do,
you want to do everything that you can to meet that date. Don't procrastinate.
Start on their project immediately. There is an old saying in sales' 'Under
promise and over deliver'. This means make an effort to deliver before the due
date. How impressed do you think the employer will be if you deliver before the
due date? If they have more projects after this one, you can expect that they
will offer it to you on a 'one on one project' bid type which saves you money.
After the project is
finished, you once again aren't a worker. You are now a PR person (public
relations) and a subtle salesman. Make a special effort to thank the employer
for giving you the opportunity for doing their project and tell them that you
enjoyed working for them. Let them know that you are available if they
ever need you again. Don't beg for future projects. Once a month, send
the employer an email telling them 'hello' and tell them that you hope that they
are doing well and that you don't want to intrude and pester them, but you
just wanted to check in and let them know that you are available if they need
you. If you have done any other projects for other employers that are
publicly viewable on vWorker.com, let them know that you want to keep them
informed of new projects that you have done so that they can continue to know
your skill set. Do this in one or two short sentences. You should
ask for the employer's permission on any projects that aren't publicly viewable
on vWorker.com. This entire email should be no more than just a few short
sentences. Employers don't have time to look at long emails and your goal is to
get them to notice you and not pester them at the same time.
final note, your honesty, ethics and honor should be of the utmost importance to
you. My father used to tell me over and over when I was a child, 'A man's word
is his bond'. Be honest to the employers. They will respect you. Don't lie or
bend the truth about things like where you are with the project, if you borrowed
code from somewhere like Planet Source Code or anything else. Don't ask an employer
on future projects to hire you outside of vWorker.com. You gave your word when
you clicked that 'I agree' button. The employer would have never found you had you
not met on vWorker.com. They have taken the time and resources to create an
infrastructure to allow you to find jobs that you can profit from. They deserve
the small portion that they make. They also protect you because they take
payment from the employer in advance and then pay you upon completion of the
project. As long as you do everything that you have agreed to do, you can
always feel comfortable that you will get paid. Sure, there's always that
difficult employer that you might struggle with, but be positive and look forward
to the next one. And think about this' if you weren't honest enough to live up
to your word and you've asked an employer you've worked with before to work outside
of vWorker.com and they've agreed to, how long do you think that will work?
Two dishonest people typically part ways at some point and one or both ends up
being screwed. If vWorker.com finds you out, you have no home to come back to.
this because I am serious about my projects. I have paid thousands of dollars
over the past few months for projects on vWorker.com and built many good
relationships with workers. I would prefer to do business with workers that I
trust and have successfully worked with before.
Here is a
last little bit of advice on bid amounts. It is amazing to post a project
and get 30 bids within one day ranging from $50 to $1500. I won't lie to you.
Price is one of the most important things I take into consideration when
selecting a worker. Most importantly is their past work examples (i.e.: URL's).
I also look to see how many jobs they have done and check out their ratings and
the URL's to the rated projects in their profile. I am going to choose the
least expensive worker with the best capabilities and the best rating. If you
are new to Rent a Worker, you might have to do a few
jobs for a lower bid to establish a rating. As the quantity of jobs you get
increases, you should be able to begin bidding higher. If most of the jobs you
have done are for $50, it will be harder for you to get a $500 job right away,
but as you do more jobs, you're ranking will increase and so will the demand for
your work. Always let demand determine your pricing. If you aren't getting any
jobs, maybe you are bidding too high. You will have to decide if you are in
this to make money or if you are just playing the lottery hoping that your big
job will come in.
advice was made available to you for free. It may very well be worth what it cost
you. Hopefully, it will help make you a success on vWorker.com and make
Rent a Worker a better place for us employers at the same
time. I wish you success.
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