To Act as an Admin Manager
As freelancers have to attract their clients themselves, most of their time is wasted in checking the e-mails, scheduling meetings, interviews and fear of completing work on timeline. Half of their day gets wasted in this. One has to act as an admin manager and schedule time accordingly.
Perform The Role of Quality Control Manager
A time comes when you have a large number of clients, you are always worried about the timely completion of the work. At that time most of the freelancers focus on submitting the work on the timelines mentioned. Therefore they forget to concentrate on quality. There will be no one to remind you of quality, you will have to keep a strict check yourself.
To Act as Sales Team
Freelancers do not sell out any kind of products. In fact they sell services. They have to act as a sales team when they are speaking to their clients. They have to show their talent in a best possible way so that more people attract towards their work.
Role as an IT Expert
As the whole work of freelancer is to be done on computers he has to act as an IT expert himself. You should be able to solve the issues of computer otherwise your work will suffer and you will not be able to complete the work of your clients.
Complete Work on Time
Never ever play with the emotions of your clients. Give them timely delivery of their work, they would surely retain you. So, give them the work on the specified timeline.
If you have brought some kind of innovation in your working style, you must promote it. This is most important requirement in this growing competition. More clients would be attracted if you promote your inventions in a positive way.
Tell Old Clients That You are Searching for New Ones
Allow your present clients to know that you are searching for new clients and ask them to bring their referrals too. This would help them to know that you are not totally dependent upon them. They would not misuse your talent.