#4 Freelance Mastery: How To Define Your Target Market

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#4 Freelance Mastery: How To Define Your Target Market

Defining your target market is an essential step when setting up a marketing campaign. In this guide, you’ll find out exactly how to do it as a freelancer. 

Have you thought about who you’re selling to? This is a key first step when planning your pitch and it’s easily forgotten. Even major CEOs often forget to set their target market. So, how do you guarantee you find your target market? Most businesses want to reach as many people as possible, but no product or service is universal. To ensure the greatest success rates, you need a laser-focused strategy. Targeting too many people will also make your marketing strategy far too expensive. To keep your marketing efficient, and effective, you need to find the right niche. 

Asking The Right Questions

The first step to find your target market is always going to be about asking the right questions. You need to think about: 

  • Who are they?
  • What do they want/what are their interests?
  • What are their pain points? 
  • What messages will appeal to them? 

Finding your target audience's pain points is particularly crucial. Once you understand the problem that they are dealing with, you will be able to market the ideal solution to them. 

Be Precise Not Random

Next, you need to make sure that you are being precise when setting your target market. There are numerous ways that you can target people. For instance, you can explore geographical marketing. This provides you with the option of utilizing offline marketing tactics like bus ads or online marketing based on regionally focused keywords. 

You can target people too or attitudes. For instance, you can think about targeting conservatives or people of a particular age group. Once you define your target market in this way, your marketing strategy is going to be completely transformed. You can pick your niche using the two qualifier methods. This refers to choosing a target group and then focusing on a key section of that group that you are interested in. 

Create Your Ideal Client Profile

You also need to make sure that you are creating your ideal client profile. Taking this step is going to help you visualize how your client thinks before you approach them. To do this, you need to make sure that you are describing your ideal client in as much detail as possible. 

Why Is Defining Your Target Market Crucial?

Defining your target market in the freelance industry can help you in a variety of ways. However, the main benefit is that it will allow you to get into your buyer’s head. You can understand exactly what’s on their mind. This again leads back to their pain points. Once you know their issues, you will always be able to use this to your advantage. 

Get Started Now

We hope this helps you understand a little about how to define your target market. By getting this first step right, you can strengthen your entire marketing campaign. 

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Andrej The Freelancer
Andrej is a professional freelancer for over 10 years, and has started his career on Fiverr and Upwork, where he built his own brand to become financial independent and work projects he chooses to.

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