How to pitch your services as Gigs on LaborX.com
LaborX doesn’t just provide a way for freelancers to display their CVs and customers to upload jobs for them to browse. You can also offer your skills directly to employers in a specific, clearly-defined package with a fixed price – giving them an off-the-peg option for many common tasks they might need.
This simplifies the process of organising work, avoids the need for detailed negotiation about a job, and allows the use of a straightforward contract with lower blockchain fees.
Gigs are extremely easy to set up and advertise, so without further delay, here’s how to start!
Creating a Gig
First of all, log into LaborX and make sure your profile is set to ‘Freelancer’. Then click ‘Create Gig’.
Describe your service
Add a short Description, for example, ‘I will create a unique logo and tagline for your business’, and upload a Banner image. These will be displayed in the Gig list alongside other freelancers’ Gigs, so make them count! Add a longer description of the service you want to offer in the box provided below that.
What skills do you have?
Choose from the list of Categories to describe the relevant skills you’ll be using for this Gig. Customers want to know you have what it takes to get the job done!
Hourly rate or fixed price?
If you want, you can specify a ‘Minimum time required’ for the Gig, and set an hourly rate. Alternatively, just set a single amount for payment. This allows for fixed-price gigs where the customer knows exactly how much they will be paying from the outset.
Show them what you can do!
Lastly, you can upload up to five additional images to showcase previous examples of your work to customers. Don’t hold back!
Save and publish
Now, click SAVE. You will see a preview of your Gig, and can edit it further if you need to. Click PUBLISH to finish, and your Gig will be shown in LaborX’s Gig listings.
Rise to the top
If you receive good feedback and your Reputation score is higher than other freelancers in the same Gig section, you’ll appear in the Top 5 lists for that category! This will guarantee you extra attention and increase your chances of winning new clients.
Share and wait for customers
To advertise your Gig around the web, click on it and copy the URL, or use the Social Media buttons on the bottom of the page to share it directly to popular platforms.
Win lifetime Premium membership!
Freelancers and customers who purchase Premium Account status receive a number of very attractive benefits. Until the end of the month, LaborX is running a competition, with 10 lifetime Premium subscriptions as the prize! The rules for entering the competition are simple: just post your gig and share it on Twitter or Facebook (or both). If you win, you’ll get fee-free service on laborX and a host of other perks!
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