If you are a newbie just trying to break into freelancing, mining for emails in Google Search can be a great first-time gig. If you are a freelance pro it certainly can’t hurt to learn the ropes of Google mining emails.
Data mining has the potential to pay between ten and twenty dollars per hour, depending on the scope of the project and your experience.I should warn you up front. In this gig, there are plenty of clientele ready to low ball your rate.
After all, the two dollar an hour line from underpaid countries goes on for miles. Your goal is to find those who have realized that cheap labor is usually more trouble than it is worth. Give clients a good reason to pay better.
Today we’ll cover the most basic Google Mining trick
Hunting down emails is a popular request from marketing and sales departments. It’s also popular for companies who are looking to invite content marketers to write reviews.
Potential Clients May Be:
- Private Investors
- Equity Firms
- Techie Companies
- even Musicians
You will likely work off of an Excel or CRM list. You may have nothing more than a Name and Company to get you started. However, you may be asked to target prospects who fit within a criteria or demographic. You may receive a blank spreadsheet with nothing more than headings. This is when the game gets even more interesting.
There are major rules of engagement to freelancing. One, never over-promise your clients. Do not put yourself in a position of working overtime for nothing in order to meet a promised demand that is not realistic.
You can safely maintain a projected rate of Google Mining for emails at about eight to twenty contacts per hour. However, let this be an estimate, not a guarantee. By following these ongoing tips, you should be able to locate 75% of the emails you wish to find.
Always be sure that you communicate openly about the expectations for each project. This means being honest, providing quality work and meeting deadlines. If you can’t do that much, freelancing will not work well for you.
Now onto the first quick video tip in a series of tips on finding emails.