Now that your project is live in Project Catalog, you’ll want to make sure you keep it up-to-date. 

Manage Your Workload

Being careful not to take on more work than you can handle is key to your success, since it can affect your deliverables and your client’s satisfaction. Accepting only what you can deliver helps build trust with your clients.

You can turn off your project’s visibility when you are too busy to accept more offers, but remember to turn it back on when you are ready for more work. Learn more about controlling your visibility here

In addition to managing your visibility, you can set the maximum number of orders you are willing to accept at any one time when you create a project. You can also set this number or change it on an active project by going to the review step of the project editor. Once that number has been reached, your project won’t be available for purchase until you have completed one of your current orders. Note: We set a default limit of 20 orders for each project at any one time. 

To drive even more business, you can share a link to your project on social media or on your own site. Freelancers who share their projects get an average of 2X more views and 3X as many orders.

Keeping Your Project Up-to-Date

Your project doesn’t have to stay the same. Updating it as you gain more experience is a good idea to keep your project fresh, show samples of recent work, and improve your project based on what you’ve learned from client feedback.

You can update almost every part of your project, including the description, deliverables, category, images, video, PDFs, and add-ons.

Some changes do require us to re-review your project. But in most cases, we will keep your project live while we are rechecking it. The exception is if you edit the category. In that case, we may move your project back to draft status, and clients will not be able to view or purchase it until after we have reviewed the changes.

Deliver Your Project

Delivering work on time is critical to your success — timeliness is extremely important to clients.
The deadline clock starts when the client sends their requirements, and you’ll want to be sure to set enough buffer time in your project’s promised deliverables. You can always deliver early if you get the work done faster. 

While we won’t cancel your project and you can still deliver if you are late, your client can ask for a refund under these circumstances.

If you realize that the project is going to take longer than expected, be sure to communicate that with your client as soon as possible. Clients are often willing to work with you as long as they know what is happening and why. 


FAQs

How can I promote my project to get more business?

You can help promote your project in several ways: 

  • Stay visible on Project Catalog by keeping your project turned on.
  • Complete projects successfully with good feedback from clients to improve your results in Search.
  • Share a link to your project in social media or on your own website or blog. Shared projects get 2x more views and 3x more purchases.

I am getting too much work. Can I control the number of projects that get purchased?

Yes! You can turn your project on or off to control your visibility in Project Catalog. You can also set a limit on the number of active projects you can accept before your project stops being available for new purchases. If you do receive more purchases than you can complete in the promised timeframe, you can cancel the project within 24 hours of purchase without affecting your JSS.

Can I make changes or edits to my project?
Yes! You can make changes or edits to your project and keeping it up-to-date is a good idea.

Will my project have to be reviewed again if I make changes?
Some changes do require us to re-review your project. But in most cases, we will keep your project live while we are rechecking it. The exception is if you edit the category. In that case, we may move your project back to draft status, and clients will not be able to view or purchase it until after we have reviewed the changes.

What happens if I can’t deliver the work on time?
We don’t stop your project if it goes beyond the deadline. However, your client may ask for a refund. If you realize that your project delivery might be late, contact the client as soon as possible to communicate what is happening and why. Both on-time delivery and good communication are extremely important to clients.

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