Your Guide to Winning Clients

Are you looking to give yourself the best chance of project success? Do you want to create the perfect Talent Passport? Do you feel like you’re not securing the roles you deserve?

Let Talmix guide you through the process, illustrating the most effective ways of applying to, and winning, the roles and projects that you deserve. More often than not, the difference between rejection and approval can boil down to a simple mis-step or misuse of the platform. Here, we’ll unravel some of the key mistakes consultants make when they register with Talmix, and offer insights into how to put yourself in the best position to secure the best projects, in the shortest time.

The Proof is in the Profile

Your Talent Passport is the axis point at which your successes and failures manifest. It’s the first thing a recruiter or employer will see, and the first thing they will judge. A well written, detailed, and engaging Passport goes a long way when potential clients are reviewing your fit for a project or position. Clients will view a plethora of applications too, so really think about what information will make your profile stand out from the rest.

It should go without saying then, that most of your time and attention should go towards perfecting your Talent Passport on the platform. This is your shop window, and people will walk past a window that’s dirty and unkempt.

Of course, it’s a chore to spend time on building a profile. Maybe you’ve also positioned yourself on other platforms to cast your net wide in your job search. But quantity does not equate to quality. If you care about the positions and projects you seek, and you want the best chance of procuring them, then it’s worth spending the time required to achieve this. The more effort you put in at the early stages, the faster you’ll find yourself attached to a role or project.

Similarly, if you extend your reach too far in the roles that you apply for, it will result in low-quality applications that are unlikely to stand out. Instead, determine the key criteria you’re searching for in a remote job and focus on preparing a few high-quality applications that you’re proud to submit. When you’re searching for an exciting new opportunity, it feels counterintuitive to shrink your net instead of widening it. But it’s often dedicated effort on a few priorities that wins out over divided attention on various options.

Don’t Shoot Blanks

If your Talent Passport is the lynchpin of your success, then make sure you’ve completed all sections. Include an engaging and relevant bio, provide all the requisite information about your work history and experience, tell us about your education, your qualifications, and your key skills. Short, lazy answers like “Yes”, “No”, “See Below” and “Refer to CV” will not bring success. If you can’t be bothered filling in information, the employer won’t be interested in finding it.

Include a picture. It’s only a small detail, but it adds a nice personal touch. And not a picture of your dog or your recent holiday – a picture of you! Clients want an early sense of who you are, so exposing them to a friendly and professional profile photo is an easy start, and one that requires minimal effort.

Be Relevant

Always cater your proposal towards the specific project or role you’re applying for. An employer will always notice a generic proposal, so understand the project and the client, tailor your proposal, and write personalised responses to the screening questions. Keep your work experience on your profile relevant to the project or position you’re applying for too. All other experience can be included in your CV, but the client only wants to see the experience and practical knowledge that are applicable to the role in hand. Don’t be fluffy. Make your services tangible and propose your deliverables briefly and precisely. The client wants to know exactly what you can offer and how it will help them, so don’t beat around the bush.

Don’t Be a Jack of All Trades

In today’s workforce, clients are looking for candidates with specialised skills and niche expertise, in order to remain competitive and keep up with the pace of change. Think about which of your skill sets are most in-demand, or meet the needs of the specific role or project you’re applying for. Don’t claim to be an expert in all fields; the employer will not be fooled.  Honesty really is the best policy here. You’ll not only be of more value to your client, but you’ll also get a better chance of landing the positions or projects that are right for you.


Make sure, then, that your keywords list is relevant to your expertise and services offered. You might think that adding as many keywords as possible will only serve to increase your chances of getting hired. In fact, having too many keywords will only slow down the algorithm, will hinder your capacity to stand out from the pack, and make it more difficult for us to find the jobs that are best suited to you and your skill-set.

Keep Your Talent Passport Up to Date

It’s an easy mistake to make. You put in the effort to create a great profile on the platform, and when it’s finally out of sight, it’s out of mind. Don’t rest on your laurels. Keep your experiences, your skills and your knowledge current, and leave no gaps. Update or improve your skillsets, and continue your education if you need to – the future of work is not static, so you shouldn’t be either. If you’ve done work through the Talmix platform before, mention it. Clients will want to see that they’re hiring somebody with proven pedigree, so flaunt the success of your services.

And last, but certainly not least, PROOFREAD your overview. It sounds simple, but just a simple oversight could turn a great Talent Passport into an average one. Make sure there are no spelling or grammar mistakes, make sure all your sections are filled in, and filled with short, concise and relevant information. Don’t cut corners, and you’ll maximise your experience of using the platform overnight.

And good luck!

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Are you looking to give yourself the best chance of project success? Do you want to create the perfect Talent Passport? Do you feel like you’re not securing the roles you deserve?

Let Talmix guide you through the process, illustrating the most effective ways of applying to, and winning, the roles and projects that you deserve. More often than not, the difference between rejection and approval can boil down to a simple mis-step or misuse of the platform. Here, we’ll unravel some of the key mistakes consultants make when they register with Talmix, and offer insights into how to put yourself in the best position to secure the best projects, in the shortest time.

The Proof is in the Profile

Your Talent Passport is the axis point at which your successes and failures manifest. It’s the first thing a recruiter or employer will see, and the first thing they will judge. A well written, detailed, and engaging Passport goes a long way when potential clients are reviewing your fit for a project or position. Clients will view a plethora of applications too, so really think about what information will make your profile stand out from the rest.

It should go without saying then, that most of your time and attention should go towards perfecting your Talent Passport on the platform. This is your shop window, and people will walk past a window that’s dirty and unkempt.

Of course, it’s a chore to spend time on building a profile. Maybe you’ve also positioned yourself on other platforms to cast your net wide in your job search. But quantity does not equate to quality. If you care about the positions and projects you seek, and you want the best chance of procuring them, then it’s worth spending the time required to achieve this. The more effort you put in at the early stages, the faster you’ll find yourself attached to a role or project.

Similarly, if you extend your reach too far in the roles that you apply for, it will result in low-quality applications that are unlikely to stand out. Instead, determine the key criteria you’re searching for in a remote job and focus on preparing a few high-quality applications that you’re proud to submit. When you’re searching for an exciting new opportunity, it feels counterintuitive to shrink your net instead of widening it. But it’s often dedicated effort on a few priorities that wins out over divided attention on various options.

Don’t Shoot Blanks

If your Talent Passport is the lynchpin of your success, then make sure you’ve completed all sections. Include an engaging and relevant bio, provide all the requisite information about your work history and experience, tell us about your education, your qualifications, and your key skills. Short, lazy answers like “Yes”, “No”, “See Below” and “Refer to CV” will not bring success. If you can’t be bothered filling in information, the employer won’t be interested in finding it.

Include a picture. It’s only a small detail, but it adds a nice personal touch. And not a picture of your dog or your recent holiday – a picture of you! Clients want an early sense of who you are, so exposing them to a friendly and professional profile photo is an easy start, and one that requires minimal effort.

Be Relevant

Always cater your proposal towards the specific project or role you’re applying for. An employer will always notice a generic proposal, so understand the project and the client, tailor your proposal, and write personalised responses to the screening questions. Keep your work experience on your profile relevant to the project or position you’re applying for too. All other experience can be included in your CV, but the client only wants to see the experience and practical knowledge that are applicable to the role in hand. Don’t be fluffy. Make your services tangible and propose your deliverables briefly and precisely. The client wants to know exactly what you can offer and how it will help them, so don’t beat around the bush.

Don’t Be a Jack of All Trades

In today’s workforce, clients are looking for candidates with specialised skills and niche expertise, in order to remain competitive and keep up with the pace of change. Think about which of your skill sets are most in-demand, or meet the needs of the specific role or project you’re applying for. Don’t claim to be an expert in all fields; the employer will not be fooled.  Honesty really is the best policy here. You’ll not only be of more value to your client, but you’ll also get a better chance of landing the positions or projects that are right for you.


Make sure, then, that your keywords list is relevant to your expertise and services offered. You might think that adding as many keywords as possible will only serve to increase your chances of getting hired. In fact, having too many keywords will only slow down the algorithm, will hinder your capacity to stand out from the pack, and make it more difficult for us to find the jobs that are best suited to you and your skill-set.

Keep Your Talent Passport Up to Date

It’s an easy mistake to make. You put in the effort to create a great profile on the platform, and when it’s finally out of sight, it’s out of mind. Don’t rest on your laurels. Keep your experiences, your skills and your knowledge current, and leave no gaps. Update or improve your skillsets, and continue your education if you need to – the future of work is not static, so you shouldn’t be either. If you’ve done work through the Talmix platform before, mention it. Clients will want to see that they’re hiring somebody with proven pedigree, so flaunt the success of your services.

And last, but certainly not least, PROOFREAD your overview. It sounds simple, but just a simple oversight could turn a great Talent Passport into an average one. Make sure there are no spelling or grammar mistakes, make sure all your sections are filled in, and filled with short, concise and relevant information. Don’t cut corners, and you’ll maximise your experience of using the platform overnight.

And good luck!

Writing an effective proposal

Writing an effective proposal can be a challenge, make yours a winner with these tips…

Follow these 6 tips for Talent Passport matching greatness:

• Make sure that your Talent Passport is filled in and up-to-date.

• Make sure your experience and background match the type of projects you want

• Check you have specified the languages you can work in

• Check the locations you are available to work in are clear on your profile

• Make sure your Talent Passport is relevant for the projects you want

And remember, don’t over apply or apply for things you think ‘you might be ok for’.

6 ways to get project notifications

We send notification emails out to the talent that has the closest match to the project requirements. The better your Talent Passport fits the brief, the more likely you will be notified.

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What to Do

Sell yourself in 500 characters, highlighting your skills and background

Avoid using single statements like “Please refer to my CV” – be specific about what makes you stand out

Take the time to write a strong and pithy summary

The Proposal - Questions to ask yourself...

1. Have I taken a clear approach outlining the steps I would take to deliver the project?

2. Have I listed the key deliverables the client will receive at the end?

3. Have I outlined why I am suitable to undertake this project?

4. Does my Passport show the type of clients I’ve worked for and how recently, as well industry and functional similarities and what the output was?

Things to Include in Your Proposal

Duration – provide an estimate of how long the project will take to complete.

Cost – propose a day rate or fixed cost.

Location – clarify that you can be where the client needs you.

Language – clarify you can meet these requirements.

Example Proposal

1. Upload professional Passport picture
2. Make sure your Talent Passport is complete and up-to-date.
3. Write application summary
4. Write proposal focusing on approach, deliverables and suitability
5. Outline project duration and cost
6. Make sure you suit the location and language requirements

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Your Guide to Winning Clients

Are you looking to give yourself the best chance of project success? Do you want to create the perfect Talent Passport? Do you feel like you’re not securing the roles you deserve?

Let Talmix guide you through the process, illustrating the most effective ways of applying to, and winning, the roles and projects that you deserve. More often than not, the difference between rejection and approval can boil down to a simple mis-step or misuse of the platform. Here, we’ll unravel some of the key mistakes consultants make when they register with Talmix, and offer insights into how to put yourself in the best position to secure the best projects, in the shortest time.

The Proof is in the Profile

Your Talent Passport is the axis point at which your successes and failures manifest. It’s the first thing a recruiter or employer will see, and the first thing they will judge. A well written, detailed, and engaging Passport goes a long way when potential clients are reviewing your fit for a project or position. Clients will view a plethora of applications too, so really think about what information will make your profile stand out from the rest.

It should go without saying then, that most of your time and attention should go towards perfecting your Talent Passport on the platform. This is your shop window, and people will walk past a window that’s dirty and unkempt.

Of course, it’s a chore to spend time on building a profile. Maybe you’ve also positioned yourself on other platforms to cast your net wide in your job search. But quantity does not equate to quality. If you care about the positions and projects you seek, and you want the best chance of procuring them, then it’s worth spending the time required to achieve this. The more effort you put in at the early stages, the faster you’ll find yourself attached to a role or project.

Similarly, if you extend your reach too far in the roles that you apply for, it will result in low-quality applications that are unlikely to stand out. Instead, determine the key criteria you’re searching for in a remote job and focus on preparing a few high-quality applications that you’re proud to submit. When you’re searching for an exciting new opportunity, it feels counterintuitive to shrink your net instead of widening it. But it’s often dedicated effort on a few priorities that wins out over divided attention on various options.

Don’t Shoot Blanks

If your Talent Passport is the lynchpin of your success, then make sure you’ve completed all sections. Include an engaging and relevant bio, provide all the requisite information about your work history and experience, tell us about your education, your qualifications, and your key skills. Short, lazy answers like “Yes”, “No”, “See Below” and “Refer to CV” will not bring success. If you can’t be bothered filling in information, the employer won’t be interested in finding it.

Include a picture. It’s only a small detail, but it adds a nice personal touch. And not a picture of your dog or your recent holiday – a picture of you! Clients want an early sense of who you are, so exposing them to a friendly and professional profile photo is an easy start, and one that requires minimal effort.

Be Relevant

Always cater your proposal towards the specific project or role you’re applying for. An employer will always notice a generic proposal, so understand the project and the client, tailor your proposal, and write personalised responses to the screening questions. Keep your work experience on your profile relevant to the project or position you’re applying for too. All other experience can be included in your CV, but the client only wants to see the experience and practical knowledge that are applicable to the role in hand. Don’t be fluffy. Make your services tangible and propose your deliverables briefly and precisely. The client wants to know exactly what you can offer and how it will help them, so don’t beat around the bush.

Don’t Be a Jack of All Trades

In today’s workforce, clients are looking for candidates with specialised skills and niche expertise, in order to remain competitive and keep up with the pace of change. Think about which of your skill sets are most in-demand, or meet the needs of the specific role or project you’re applying for. Don’t claim to be an expert in all fields; the employer will not be fooled.  Honesty really is the best policy here. You’ll not only be of more value to your client, but you’ll also get a better chance of landing the positions or projects that are right for you.


Make sure, then, that your keywords list is relevant to your expertise and services offered. You might think that adding as many keywords as possible will only serve to increase your chances of getting hired. In fact, having too many keywords will only slow down the algorithm, will hinder your capacity to stand out from the pack, and make it more difficult for us to find the jobs that are best suited to you and your skill-set.

Keep Your Talent Passport Up to Date

It’s an easy mistake to make. You put in the effort to create a great profile on the platform, and when it’s finally out of sight, it’s out of mind. Don’t rest on your laurels. Keep your experiences, your skills and your knowledge current, and leave no gaps. Update or improve your skillsets, and continue your education if you need to – the future of work is not static, so you shouldn’t be either. If you’ve done work through the Talmix platform before, mention it. Clients will want to see that they’re hiring somebody with proven pedigree, so flaunt the success of your services.

And last, but certainly not least, PROOFREAD your overview. It sounds simple, but just a simple oversight could turn a great Talent Passport into an average one. Make sure there are no spelling or grammar mistakes, make sure all your sections are filled in, and filled with short, concise and relevant information. Don’t cut corners, and you’ll maximise your experience of using the platform overnight.

And good luck!

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Now that you’ve registered and have been approved, make sure to review your
Talent Passport and ensure that all sections are complete.

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If you’re ready to start looking for your next role, or submit your first proposal, take a look at out our short how-to videos, or view all of our support guides online.

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Which projects should I apply for?

Our technology means that you will be automatically matched to the most relevant opportunities based on your skills and experience. You can also review any open projects, but if you haven’t been notified, this may indicate that you aren’t a perfect match and others may be successful.

How do I improve my chances of being matched?

The more information you provide on your Talent Passport, the higher your passport score - which means the higher the chance of being matched to projects before anybody else.

What happens after I've sent in my proposal?

Your proposal will be reviewed by our Customer Success team before being shared directly with the client. Our Customer Success team will then get back to you as soon as possible through our platform or directly to schedule an interview, share feedback or ask follow-up questions.

• We require a copy of your ID for our internal compliance protocols and confirm your right to work in a certain location.
• You may be required to provide Indemnity insurance prior to commencing work with a client. For more details, and for all other FAQs, head HERE.

The more information you provide on your Talent Passport, the higher your passport score - which means the higher the chance of being matched to projects before anybody else.

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Payments & Invoicing

How It Works

Talmix acts as the payment processor for all projects on the Talmix platform, managing the invoicing and payment for clients and talent.

At the end of the project, the talent will need to close the project, the client will need to confirm that the work has been completed, and both parties must approve the final costs. The talent is responsible for ensuring that the client’s expectations are met, in line with the agreed deliverables and scope.

Once approved, Talmix will then invoice the client. Invoices will cover the cost of the talent’s services, the Talmix commission fee, and any agreed additional expenses.

We then require the talent to send an invoice, in line with the payment terms agreed, to invoices@talmix.com, in order to process payment.

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Submitting Invoices

Please submit to invoices@talmix.com with your Delivery Manager in Cc.

Upload the invoice in Document or PDF format. Please also include the Project Number in your invoice and email subject line when submitting.

Address the invoice to:

Talmix
9 Marshalsea Road
London
SE1 1EP

Invoicing structure:

• Project number
• Company name / your name if a sole trader
• Billing address
• VAT number (if applicable)
• Company bank details including account number, sort code, and currency of account / your bank details if a sole trader
• If a non-UK or non-sterling denominated bank account, please provide the IBAN and SWIFT/BIC number
• Project title
• Summary of time spent and amount requested in the relevant currency
• Summary of expense amounts requested for reimbursement if applicable
• Your contact details including email and phone number.

Payment will be made in either GBP, USD or EUR as agreed with the client.

We will always pay the talent in the currency that we bill the client. If you do not have a bank that supports that currency, there are a number of online FX platforms available, allowing you to manage multiple currencies.

Talmix will pay invoices within 30 days of the date of submission, subject to receipt of funds from the client, unless otherwise stated in your agreement.

*Talmix Payment Policies may be updated from time to time.

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Standard Payment Terms

All pricing and payment terms are agreed between the talent and client prior to commencing any project work.

You may request payment as follows:

For projects with a duration of one month or less, payment is made once the project is completed, and the client has confirmed that the work has been completed in line with the agreed scope of work.

For projects with a duration of more than one month, payment may be made on a monthly basis or on defined project milestones as agreed prior to commencing the project between talent and client. The client must approve any work completed prior to payment being released by Talmix.

If your agreement includes reimbursement of out of pocket expenses which are to be paid by Talmix on the client’s behalf, please ensure that the relevant receipts and summary of expenses are sent to the client for approval. Talmix do not review / approve expenses. These are wholly the responsibility of the client.

If you have any other Invoice queries, please contact accounts@talmix.com.

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Understanding Worker Classification

There are different regulations in different countries about how independent workers are classified, and classification checks may take place.

In the U.K, the responsibility for determining a contractor’s IR35 status lies with the end-user, with the liability shifting to the ‘fee-payer’ in the supply chain. The end client will have to issue a Status Determination Statement to the contractor, which makes their IR35 status clear (inside or outside the rules) and explains why.

If determined to be “within IR35”, worker is deemed to be employed for tax purposes. The fee payer will be responsible for processing and paying PAYE/NIC to HMRC.

Not sure what all this means? Ipse’s guide to IR35 covers everything in greater detail, from determining IR35 status, ensuring compliance and checking employing status for tax. Check it out here.

For contractor classifications across the rest of Europe, read this guide. For the US, every state has its own classification test to determine whether a worker is an employee or a contractor - read more on that in this guide.

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