How to Achieve Better Communication With Your Employer

How do you increase your chances of winning work and ensure you get a project done to the employer’s satisfaction?

At the centre of any strong professional relationship lies an effective communication. This is what you need to establish initially when you build a working relationship with every employer you will have.

Let’s look at some ways that will enhance your communication with your employer.

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Be honest

Honesty, above all else, is the key to good communication -- on Freelancer.com and in real life. As a freelancer, being honest is the absolute best place to start when communicating with your employer.

When speaking with an employer, it is not a good idea to say you can do work in half the time it will actually take. Likewise, do not try to win work with a low bid. The employer should know which of the expectations you can meet. If you have the opportunity, exceed the expectations.

Veer away from making promises, and just be honest. This will not only improve your communication with your employer but will also show how professional you are.

Keep it on the site

Section 13 (Communication With Other Users) of our Terms and Conditions states that:

You must not post your email address or other contact information on the Website, except in the "email" field of the signup form, at our request or as otherwise permitted by us on the Website.
Unless you have a prior relationship with a User, you must only communicate with Users via the Website, including by using the Project message board, inbox private messaging or chat facilities including Video Chat. Unless we provide a User's contact information through a feature or function available through the Website, you must not, and must not attempt to, communicate with other Users in respect of Projects through any other means such as email, telephone, Skype, ICQ, AIM, MSN Messenger, GTalk and Yahoo.

All communication should only be within our platform for the protection and benefit of everyone involved.

Go mobile

The Freelancer mobile app lets you get in touch with your employers as much as needed. If you need to stay connected even on the go, the mobile app will truly come in handy. There are instances when your employers need prompt responses, give it to them. It’s a way to keep the communication lines open, and as a dedicated freelancer, you know how essential that is.

Try the video chat

To have an extra sense of connectivity, you can try the video chat feature. This is a faster way of exchanging ideas and feedback for your ongoing project. Read more about this feature here.

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Joe Griston
Joe Griston Staff

Director @Freelancer.com

Joe Griston is the Director of People & Talent at Freelancer.com. He has sourced, architected and scaled world-class teams for this tech company that is disrupting the planet. Joe has recently returned to London from Sydney to drive the growth of Freelancer.com across Europe.

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