It’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself on more than one occasion: Just what is it that Clients are looking for when selecting a Tasker?
Here are some insider tips to help answer that question based on Client data from our network. Keep reading to get our top 5 tips on how to stand out in Client search results—and get hired.
A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words.
Your profile picture is hugely important to letting Clients know they can trust who they’re inviting into their homes. Based on our analysis of a small group of Taskers, looking solely at their profile pictures, we saw that Taskers with professional-looking profile pictures receive 240% more invitations. Click here to learn how to do the same for your business.
Write a Detailed Skills & Experience Pitch.
Skills & Experience Pitches are a way to market your skills to Clients by showcasing your experience, the tools you have, and why they should choose you for their task. The more skills and details you include in each Skills & Experience Pitch the better—this will help Clients see why you (and only you) are the right person to do the task.
Click here to check out some Skills & Experience Pitch examples we’ve collected to help you complete yours with ease.
Set Your Schedule in Advance.
Clients book Taskers on average 3-5 days in advance for most tasks, and 5-7 days in advance for IKEA Assembly tasks. Our data also indicate that a 3+ hour block of continuous availability is optimal for receiving tasks. Keep this in mind when setting your schedule, and make sure you update your availability daily to avoid schedule conflicts.
Choose Your Days Wisely.
While we encourage all Taskers to take breaks from tasking whenever they choose, we also encourage you to set your schedule for when you’re most likely to receive tasks. The most popular days for Clients to book tasks are Fridays and Saturdays, so make sure to include weekends when setting your availability. The least popular day? Monday. Clients must have a case of the Mondays too.
Maintain High Ratings.
High ratings will certainly catch Clients’ eyes as they are scanning search results for Taskers. To receive high ratings, make sure you’re prompt, that you respond quickly, communicate clearly, and you treat your Clients and their belongings with respect.
Understanding the Client perspective is a great step toward building a lucrative, lasting, and rewarding freelance business. Great customer service comes in different forms, and as Taskers, you have the opportunity to make new, worthwhile connections every day.
Share your top tips on how to stand out in search results in the comments section below!