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    Contents 1. Freedom with your Work .............................................................................................................. 3

    I. Welcome to UAVLance ................................................................................................................ 3

    II. What is UAVLance? ..................................................................................................................... 3

    III. How UAVLance works.............................................................................................................. 3

    2. Stand out from the Crowd with your Profile ........................................................................ 4

    I. Tailor your UAVLance profile to suit your niche. ........................................................... 4

    II. Be selective with your profile photo................................................................................... 4

    III. Show everyone your skills ..................................................................................................... 4

    IV. Display a portfolio of your work and keep it updated. ............................................ 5

    V. Other helpful tips to make your profile unbeatable .................................................... 5

    3. Discovering your next job.............................................................................................................. 5

    I. Customize your search ................................................................................................................ 5

    II. Keep close tabs on clients you would like to work for............................................... 6

    III. Search regularly .......................................................................................................................... 6

    IV. Communication is key .............................................................................................................. 6

    V. Hourly rate or fixed price ......................................................................................................... 6

    4. Submitting a winning proposal................................................................................................... 7

    I. Submit proposals for work that you will enjoy ............................................................... 7

    II. Research clients ............................................................................................................................ 7

    III. Writing a winning proposal................................................................................................... 8

    IV. Know your worth........................................................................................................................ 8

    V. Check-in on your proposals..................................................................................................... 9

    VI. Make multiple proposals......................................................................................................... 9

    VII. Be prepared to negotiate your price................................................................................ 9

    5. Completing Jobs............................................................................................................................... 10

    6. How to gain credibility on UAVLance ................................................................................... 11

    I. Gather great feedback .............................................................................................................. 11

    II. Understand your performance ........................................................................................... 11

    III. Handling your Feedback ...................................................................................................... 11

    7. Keeping safe and secure on UAVLance ................................................................................ 12

    8. Do a great job! .................................................................................................................................. 12

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    1. Freedom with your Work

    I. Welcome to UAVLance Are you looking to build your career as a freelance drone pilot? If you are eager to work with flexibility and earn a fantastic income, for completing tasks that suit your skills set, then UAVLance is the place to be. To help you find your way around our first of its kind website we have created The UAVLance Guide so you can maximize your freelance piloting potential with us. We will take you through a step-by-step process for creating an awesome profile, landing your next UAV assignment and increasing your earning potential with UAVLance.

    II. What is UAVLance? UAVLance helps you find freedom with your work. We are an online UAV marketplace where highly skilled pilots and UAV enthusiasts can match with businesses and individuals requiring UAV services. We operate globally and allow UAV Pilots and clients to connect across all corners of the country to collaborate. If you are a UAV enthusiast looking to earn a little extra, create a steady income or find some momentum with your skills UAVLance is perfect for you. Conversely, if you are a business looking to get your projects outsourced and completed with efficiency and accuracy, UAVLance is where you will find the best freelance drone pilots for your projects.

    III. How UAVLance works If you have drone piloting skills and a decent internet connection you are nearly there! Once you have signed up with UAVLance, you can use our online workplace to find jobs and skills challenges that suit your skills set. We provide you with a helping hand on your freelance piloting journey and we work hard to match your skills with jobs that are suitable. It is free to sign up on UAVLance and to use the website. Furthermore, as a freelance pilot all your hard work is rewarded. Our success fees are charged to your client, over and above your project fee, so you end up taking home every cent of your income for jobs you work so hard for. Now that you have familiarized yourself with who we are and what we do, it is time to guide you in the right direction to set up a killer profile to stand out from the crowd.

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    2. Stand out from the Crowd with your Profile The hardest part of being a freelance UAV pilot is having the ability to get your skills set recognized above and beyond every other pilot or service provider you are competing with. Think of your UAVLance profile as the front page of a book. If it does not look interesting to the reader, no matter how good the content is, they are probably going to put it down and move on to another one.

    I. Tailor your UAVLance profile to suit your niche. When you describe yourself in your profile make sure you cater to the type of clients and jobs that you want to land. For example, if you are a skilled UAV inspector, describe how your inspection or equipment will fulfill the needs of your clients. Utilize your profile to demonstrate your strengths, show how you provide solutions and add value to your client. If you can get all of this across whilst being able to remain pleasant, cordial and professional, you will stand out from the crowd and create your own uniqueness about who you are, what you do and how you fly. Also, take time to do the little things: ensure spelling and grammar are impeccable; display excellent communication with your clients; and show you can really be a team player.

    II. Be selective with your profile photo If you want to be an expert freelance pilot, then make sure that your profile photo conveys that you are in fact an expert freelance pilot. This is the time that your Facebook profile picture, or emojicon can probably take a back seat. Ensure that you have a head and shoulders shot that shows you in a professional, friendly and expert manner. Or use your company logo Whatever shot you decide on, it is better than nothing, as leaving it blank is a sure way to turn off prospective clients and lose credibility and trust.

    III. Show everyone your skills To take your UAVLance profile a step further you need to convey to prospective clients that you know what you are doing. There is no better way of showing this than completing your UAV Skills Assessments. UAVLance Skills Assessments are an array of tests that you can take that show clients that you really know what you are doing. Skills show that you are proficient

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    in your area of expertise and help you build an even stronger case to help you land your next freelance piloting job.

    IV. Display a portfolio of your work and keep it updated. Clients want to know what you are capable of doing. There is no easier way of showing clients how good you are in your services niche than by keeping an up to date portfolio of your finest work. Make sure your portfolio shows off your areas of expertise. Show prospective clients what work you have completed in the past, how you achieved goals for previous employers and how you added value to the job. Rest assured employers will be falling off their chair, scrambling to secure your services for their next job.

    V. Other helpful tips to make your profile unbeatable

    Be original. There are so many clones on the internet these days. Make sure your profile reflects the best version of your skills and yourself.

    Verify your details. People want to know they are working with real people and not robots. Having your details verified helps you build up your trust and reputation.

    Cater to your niche. You wont land many jobs if you try to be a jack-of-

    all-trades and master of none. Make sure you hone your skills on one or two drone services categories and get validation and feedback there before expanding your services horizon further. Remember, right now the commercial drone industry is still young and having a lot of completed drone jobs in a specific niche makes you extremely valuable for businesses and consumers of need of those services.

    Be selective in divulging information. Remember your profile is public,

    so be selective in what information you choose to make available to everyone.

    Complete your profile. This is an easy one. Make sure you fully complete

    your profile. If you havent filled in everything, you may find yourself missing out on landing prospective jobs in the future.

    3. Discovering your next job Now your profile is turning heads, it is time to focus your attention on landing your next job on UAVLance. Here are a few pointers to help you out:

    I. Customize your search

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    Having a customized search and narrowing down what jobs you are looking for can really help you. Once you have narrowed down the type of jobs you are after, UAVLance can set up notifications for you and send you alerts for jobs that are likely to tickle your fancy. The more accurate you are at customizing your search, the better we will be at helping you find work. We can send email notifications to help you find those projects you are after without you having to lift a finger.

    II. Keep close tabs on clients you would like to work for A quick search of UAVLance will show you that, in all likelihood, there will be several companies who are looking to outsource the exact type of work you are after. On UAVLance you can follow the companies that are creating those work opportunities. You can keep a close eye on these clients when they post freelance projects and we can help you build up a professional relationship with these clients quicker.

    III. Search regularly You can use our search function to look for jobs on UAVLance. If you search regularly, you are more likely to come across jobs that suit your skills set. If your search is already customized, you can narrow or broaden your focus so that you can search jobs with more or less specificity, as you desire. Furthermore, you can narrow your search to include the duration of your project, pay rate, budget and job details.

    IV. Communication is key If you have a great profile, in all likelihood you will get approached for jobs fast. Make sure that you are available and respond in an efficient manner to increase your chances of landing a project. Remember to make yourself available across multiple channels of communication. Sometimes email is effective and other times you need to have a proper conversation to get across key messages and understand the project fully.

    V. Hourly rate or fixed price When you are searching for jobs it is good to know what you will be working for. Some projects are better suited to an hourly rate, whilst others fit well with a fixed price. There are benefits to both but make sure you understand what you will be getting for your time.

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    4. Submitting a winning proposal Wow! You are well on your way to becoming a UAVLance star. You have a killer profile and understand what jobs you want to go for and clients are beginning to approach you about potential work. The next step is to nail the proposal and submit an application that is too good to turn down.

    I. Submit proposals for work that you will enjoy We talked earlier of the importance of tailoring your profile to suit a particular niche. When it comes to submitting proposals it is no different. Make sure you are going for jobs you enjoy and are good at. Otherwise, your projects could turn into a real grind, quickly.

    Go for jobs that are detailed - You want to go into jobs with your eyes open. To give yourself a head start, make sure you are submitting proposals for jobs that are adequately detailed. It is best to look for jobs that hold sufficient information from the client informing you of what is required. If the project description lacks detail and direction, chances are, the client will too.

    Dont sell yourself short - Submit proposals for jobs and skills challenges that reflect your budget. One of the biggest dangers as a freelance pilot is to undersell yourself. Make sure that you select jobs that mirror your skills and pay accordingly.

    Fit in proposals wisely - Another common pitfall for freelancers is

    overcommitting to certain jobs. If you do this you are in danger of producing low quality and burning out as your stress levels rise. Make sure you take on work at a sustainable level.

    II. Research clients When you submit a proposal for a job, you can be sure that your client will research you thoroughly to ensure you are getting the right person. It is extremely important to reciprocate this as a freelance pilot. Before you submit a proposal, do your research on the client. Make sure that the client will fit well with your style of work, quality and skills. It is better to find clients with established job history so you have some idea as to what they are looking for in a worker. Furthermore, if they are payment verified, you can also...

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