Tessa also has extensive experience in more general real estate work, including the development and negotiation of grant agreements and appointment agreements between housing companies and local authorities, the preparation of options agreements and the conduct of in-depth title reviews. She has particular expertise in advising on low-cost homeowner models, including help-to-buy and shared ownership systems and has helped to work for Homes England on such models. (If you don`t, your rates may be too high or something else is wrong!) So, in response to this guy`s message on UpWork, with the request to jump on a quick call, I said, “Of course, let`s talk about it on Monday.” But wait a second… This is a potential customer, not yet a real customer. But we have to do it one day, and if it`s the biggest engine, whether we work together or not, shouldn`t we talk about it in the beginning? I`m not an expert, but I know one thing: I hate doing a long interview just to find out the budget/salary for the job just at the end of the interview. And discover that it`s waaaay below my expectations. Finally, one of my tips is to impress a new freelancing client, jump on a quick call so you can establish a good working relationship. I`ve done a lot of interviews in my life. From high-pressure jobs in corporate finance to telephone interviews for small independent projects, I have a lot of experience in this area. “I`m very busy, so let`s plan a call to talk. Can you call me Monday at 2 p.m.? What are some of your tactics when it comes to negotiating freelance work? How do you make sure you win a proposal? And one thing we haven`t discussed yet is that it will take time to find out if you`re fit for a business.
I just had an invitation to the interview on UpWork. Even with the magnitude of the interviews I`ve done, the discussion about payment will never be easy. I still hate that part of a phone call or meeting. That`s why most people don`t do it until the end. Money is the biggest driver of a happy relationship between a freelancer and a customer, no matter how much you sweeten it in the “experience.” Shouldn`t this be something we discuss at the beginning, even before the interview begins? There are a few other reasons beside those mentioned above, but these are some of the types of things you should think about when setting your hourly rate. The next step is to find a customer who is willing to pay you the rate you have set for yourself and for your services. He sent me a brief message that we needed to have a chat to discuss a possible long-term job. But when it comes to negotiating payments, you need to make sure that you are talking about the same amount. Because if your request and your proposal are not synchronous, then it`s a waste of everyone`s time. Including yours, who is an absolute killer if you get paid hour by hour! If I don`t do an interview, it doesn`t matter. I can focus my energy on finding a job that matches my salary.
At least we didn`t waste each other`s time. Let`s get him out from the beginning. Otherwise, there is no point in going any further for one of us.