In recent months, there has been a lot of change and growth here at Jam Pan.
As many of you have noticed, we’ve welcomed some great new additions to the Jam Pan team – which has doubled since this time last year! Michelle has taken charge of Operations and, with assistance from Tori, is helping the business grow by implementing tools and processes for operational efficiency.
This support means that our founder, David Wood, is now based in London on Wednesdays and Thursdays (as well as the occasional Friday) at our new office space in London. This is a huge change for Jam Pan, making it easier than ever to organise a face-to-face meeting. Jam Pan connects the right expert freelancers and agencies with your digital learning needs. If this sounds like what you need, you can arrange a meeting here.
We’ve also updated our accounting processes and brought My Accountancy Place onboard to handle all invoicing and payments on our behalf. Lucy will be getting in touch with all our freelancers and agencies via email to explain our new processes. As always, if you have any questions, please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org.
In August, we celebrated reaching the milestone of signing up our 1000th eLearning freelancer. Since then, our community has grown even bigger. We love to meet members of the community so if you’re new to Jam Pan, why not set up a quick getting to know you call?
Our partnerships with award winning authoring tool providers, Elucidat and gomo, have given them access to the vast talent pool of our ever-growing community. As well as, allowing us to offer extended access and free training to our community, allowing our freelancers and agencies to develop their skills.
This training has been hugely successful with our freelancers, with one commenting that it had ‘opened doors and opportunities and made it easier to engage with vendors’. We will be extending our training activities to ensure our freelance community keeps their skills up to date with the latest technologies.
Also, we have put a huge focus on updating the Jam Pan platform over the past few months. Our biggest changes here have been enhancing freelancer onboarding and improving your Jam Pan user profile so that it’s easier than ever to update your skills, services and more.
As a freelancer or agency there are now a number of steps you can take to ensure you are in the best possible position to win work. They include:
- Make sure your profile is complete
- List skills in the way that gives you the greatest chance of getting work
- Show examples of your work to raise your profile and to get work
- Use your portfolio to show your point of view
- Treat your bid like a pitch
- Make sure your bid is 100% complete
We have provided more in depth advice on these six tips in this article.
If you would like help updating your profile or just someone to bounce tag line ideas with, you can arrange a call with Tori.
We’ve got more changes lined up over the next few months too. We’ve hit another major milestone this month – 100 live projects – but we’ll share more information on that very soon.