Guide to posting Service Packages

Guide to posting Service Packages

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Overview

A Service Package is a service with a pre-defined scope and price, where you as the seller focus on a single core deliverable. By selling your services in this way you save yourself a lot of time and headache by eliminating the need to negotiate with buyers as they already know what to expect upon purchase. You also don’t need to spend time and effort sifting through job feeds and writing cover-letters that most of the time won’t even get read.

Talentpackages keeps the money of a purchase in escrow until the work has been completed. This means that you as the seller can feel at ease knowing that you will always get payed on time.

Requirements for Getting Approved

All Service Packages need to be approved by our moderators before going live. When creating a Service Package make sure that it fulfills the following requirements:

  • The description makes it crystal clear exactly what deliverables the buyer will be receiving upon completion of the job
  • The deliverable cannot be time spent working on something
  • All claims about work experience and education are validated by sending documents of proof to support@talentpackages.com
  • Does not contain links or contact information
  • Does not violate our Terms of Service in any way

A user may have a maximum of 3 active Service Packages at one time.

Extras

Extras are optional add-ons that the buyer can choose when purchasing your base package. The Extra feature can be used to offer new deliverables or increasing the scope of the service you are offering. Remember, just as the base service the Extras need to meet all of the previously stated requirements to go live.

What Makes a Good Service Package

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A successful Service Package needs to answer the following question for the buyer: “What do I get when I purchase?”. Only by being crystal clear about what you are offering will buyers be able to tell if it suits their needs or not. This is also important to avoid disputes upon completion of the job.

When you have explained the service that you offer you need to tell potential buyers why you are the best person for the job. This might be done by referring to previous relevant work experience, education or simply by explaining why you are passionate about the service you provide.

The last thing to remember when creating a Service Package is presentation. Read your description through before posting to make sure that it is both grammatically correct, and is structured in a way that is easy to comprehend. Also make sure you that use beautiful images when presenting your service as that will be the first thing potential buyers will see.

Find Out What to Sell

As a self employed chances are you do a lot of different things as part of your job. The trick to creating a compelling Service Package is to break the work you do up into smaller pieces that can be defined and sold separately.

EXAMPLE: Say you work as a Web designer, and as part of your job you do the following things:

  • Custom PSD mockups
  • PSD to HTML
  • WordPress CMS integration
  • Logo Design
  • E-Commerce web development
  • Email Newsletter design/HTML
  • Mobile Optimization
  • Copywriting
  • SEO

Selling all of those things as one Service Package would be difficult as the scope is very large and loosely defined. A better approach would be to take each individual task and packaging it separately for a fixed price.

To find out what services you can sell, make a list of all of the skills you posses, then think of each separate item and what the deliverable could look like. If the value delivered can be well defined you have a potential candidate for a Service Package.

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