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Think of it as a search box for gigs, except most of the jobs (opportunities) you find will be outdated 💩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?
In the second part of this post, we look at a more advanced scanner configuration
Advanced segmentation of scanners
Learn about testing and improving scanners after you collected some data