How to sell yourself to the customer?

I decided to try myself in freelance (makeup), but the 2nd month it was impossible to project.
How to properly sell? I don't know what to do.
Did not seem to answer a short formulaic phrases like "I'm ready to take your project", rather try to ask questions, clarify something, paint all the shelves, the timing, price, etc. But all to no avail, what more do they want?
I agree with the fact that there is competition and the more responses to the order, the less my chances, but damn, 2 months and no-th-th. And I am aware of that will cope with the given ordering, i.e. I don't respond to any challenging tasks for me.
What am I doing wrong? How to answer, what else can interest the customer?
September 19th 19 at 12:37
6 answers
September 19th 19 at 12:39
Portfolio? Do You have a portfolio? If not - get. Have some more github, for example. The customer needs to see that You were doing something.
On Odeska, for example, without a portfolio it is difficult to find the order. You know, some without portfolio did bid and had no problems getting the order, but basically it's not so fast.
If a portfolio is, but the project take turns, look for lower-paid projects. The point is, to prove yourself, and then everything will go easier.
September 19th 19 at 12:41
It may seem strange, but please reconsider your price tag. I wanted to start to make a few inexpensive projects for feedback, and then raise the price. In the end, with $7 even before the conversation never came. It was worth a raise to $20, as just a couple of days received the first draft.

UPD. Development under iOS.
September 19th 19 at 12:43
For a start it is necessary first to apply.
September 19th 19 at 12:45
I pay attention to talkativeness, the presence of feedback, portfolio, timelines and price. If all these criteria are satisfied, then work.
September 19th 19 at 12:47
Sell yourself don't need :)
Need to know how to apply themselves. The more you have in your portfolio, the more you are interesting to the customer.
September 19th 19 at 12:49
About portofolio clear, but what should be in a portfolio system administrator? ))
performed kpi and sla - Marcos_Hop commented on September 19th 19 at 12:52
: Well, how to present it to the client? Like I was so cool and I have a KPI exceeds the limit, but there is something I SLA done perfectly? Nonsense. And all the KPI and SLA is for managers indicators that have little to do with real life. IMHO. I would like to hear from you a more detailed answer, and not two words. - Josh_Kris commented on September 19th 19 at 12:55

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