Building credibility as a freelancer is no easy task.

While there are many ways that you can show potential clients that you’re the right person to work with, there are a few methods that stand out above the rest.

Testimonials can be a fantastic way to build your credibility and as a result, grow your business.

However, in order to get good testimonials, you need to make sure that you’re doing the best work possible and that you’re clients are more than satisfied.

“3. Let Testimonials and a Project Portfolio Speak for You

Imagine you’re talking to a great salesperson. They’re one of the best you’ve ever seen – charming, charismatic, and effortlessly easing your concerns.

Even with all that talent, would you take that person’s word over your spouse’s or best friend’s?

You’d believe your spouse or best friend! It’s easier to put faith in someone without a financial incentive to tell you what you want to hear just to get you to buy.

It works this way whether you’re trying to buy a car, figure out which movie to see, or pick a freelancer for an important project. The words of other people trump your own.”

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