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How to set up a Scanner on GigRadar? (Basics)
How to set up a Scanner on GigRadar? (Basics)

In this guide I will teach you the most effective strategies to scan freelance (work) marketplaces for relevant jobs.

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Written by Vadym O
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What is a GigRadar Scanner?

Our scanners serve the specific purpose of scanning and detecting opportunities for your business.

Think of it as a search box for gigs, except most of the jobs (opportunities) you find will be outdated 💩

But, don't worry! It's not about the past jobs that the scanner finds, it's about the future jobs!

By setting up your scanners accurately, you can do a whole lot, such as receive real-time notifications of new opportunities, or even ask GigRadar to apply on your behalf.

But first, we really need to configure the scanner to search for specific jobs.

Strategies for setting up a Scanner

1. Understand your keywords

It's important to know which keywords clients use when they search for your services.

Hint: use a keyword tool such as UberSuggest or Semrush to help you with ideas for keywords.

If you're stuck with this, pull up your past contracts on Upwork to find which keywords your clients used in the title and description of your jobs.

2. Understand your targeting

Similarly to the paid advertisement, the more niche your audience is, the more tailored and customized message you can deliver to it.

Break down your keywords into more specific categories. If it's a "logo design", we could further break it down into "product logo design", "company logo design", "company branding", etc.

You can additionally segment your scanners by different client locations, or freelancer location preferences.

The more targeted results you have, the better.

Setting up a basic scanner

In this video, I show how to set up your scanner to detect opportunities matching your business needs.

Want to target even more specific jobs?

  1. In the second part of this post, we look at a more advanced scanner configuration

  2. Learn about testing and improving scanners after you collected some data

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