Why every freelancer needs Digital Pigeon
Digital Pigeon18 January 2023
As a freelancer, your goal is to deliver content and products for your clients, beautifully and quickly. Obstacles to your productivity include file sharing and workflow management. The latter often causes problems for the clients and detracts from your work product.
In today's gig economy, you want to land more work and make more money. Your creativity and workflow/feedback processes need to be streamlined. The key is to make it easier for your client to upload your work, give you fast feedback, and ask for revisions quickly and seamlessly.
Simplifying the freelance workload
This means adhering to what the 19th-century philosopher, Henry David Thoreau, was getting at when he said, "Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify."
As deadlines approach and promises must be kept, freelancers do fritter away much of their time with complicated technical matters. For example, the client wants a presentation with statistical graphs or embedded streaming videos. For security or proprietary reasons, the client cannot accept email attachments. The work must be packaged efficiently for quick access and download.
So, today's freelancer must be versed in a variety of text and multimedia applications on the production end. Likewise, the freelancer must cope with issues of file resolution, and compatibility with the client's system.
You don't work in a vacuum, and online freelance work often involves client feedback, revisions, and workflow tracking that's faster than email, but just a tad slower than face-to-face. Clients would rather text than talk because it's simpler than finding a mutually convenient conferencing time.
The information age, rather than simplifying our creative processes, has further complicated matters. You want to cast a wide net and find clients to review your work. You want to present a preview of the final version of your work and creative content without file conversion headaches and firewall file size restrictions at the client's end.
Clients, who may have chosen you after vetting writing samples and browsing your freelance website, appreciate professional media product delivery. Uploading your media files to a shared platform with folder management organizational features can showcase your freelance work at any stage of your product pitch, submission, and approval, with a simple file download.
The information age and the cloud have also introduced risks to intellectual property. When you send a large file through your internet provider, you need to protect it. The challenge to pass the "fresh test" is intense. You need options before sending the file to the wilds of the internet that include applying password protection, adding a watermark, or enabling Google's reCAPTCHA to block bots from accessing the file.
Promoting your freelancing brand
If you have established a strong web presence with your portfolio or professional profile, you can augment your branding with Digital Pigeon's single-user Freelancer Plan. In addition to the basic features—large file transmission, activity tracking and security, etc.—the Freelancer Plan includes a banded download page and custom URL.
You can also add watermarks to your video and attach image preview files. The plan includes the indispensable client feedback feature you need for quick turnaround and instant communications. Also, you can bypass email file and firewall restrictions and upload files up to 50GB for instant access and easy download and sharing with recipients—who don't need to be registered Digital Pigeon users for file sharing and comment.
What one broadcast media freelancer says
Carl, an authenticated Digital Pigeon user wrote:
"A fantastic way to send, receive, and manage multimedia files...My overall experience is absolutely amazing. Digital Pigeon saves me an immeasurable (amount) of time and spares me from the organizational headache I'd undoubtedly have to deal with otherwise. If you work for or own a business that sends and receives media files regularly (even daily, in my case), then Digital Pigeon is a non-negotiable must-have!"
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