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Rates for Business Developer freelancers

The average daily rate of experienced freelancers is €544.

The daily rate varies based on a freelancer's location. For example, the average daily rate of a Business Developer in London is €608, whereas in Manchester it's €519 and in485 it's €Birmingham.

Business Developer: What this profession is all about

This page will show you all you need to know about business developers.

What is a business developer?

Business developers are responsible for broadening the company’s strategic vision. Their aim is to increase turnover by finding new growth drivers. This is done through new customer acquisition, business plan development and improved marketing or communication. They are therefore linked to the company’s main departments (sales, marketing, finance, legal) and must act in a coordinated manner with the various teams in order to bring a new dynamic to the company.

What does a freelance business developer do?

Whether it’s a start-up or a large group, all companies go through phases during which they need a boost. To boost sales, bring a new product to market or simply attract new buyers, the solution is to hire a business developer. They can also be referred to as a business development manager or sales manager. A business developer’s background provides them with a solid foundation in the business world. They often come from a business school, an engineering school or have a master’s degree with a business specialization. That doesn’t mean that more atypical profiles are excluded. Indeed, many salespeople who were previously employees become freelance business developers.

Their knowledge of a company’s various sectors make them truly versatile. They bring new insights to the company and implement a business strategy that’ll enhance growth. Their specialty? Finding new market shares to propel the business. But their role is not limited to these direct levers for increasing turnover. With their all-encompassing vision, freelance business developers can also work on visuals, marketing strategy and business techniques.

In short, business developers:

  • Find new growth drivers for the company
  • Perform market analysis
  • Continuously monitor the sector
  • Identify audiences and sector leaders
  • Come up with the right business model
  • Implement various strategies to increase sales of products or services
  • Liaise between the sales, marketing, financial and legal departments

What skills do freelance business developers have?

In order to positively impact a company’s turnover, freelance business developers must have a wide range of skills. They must be creative, a good listener and have strong business skills.

In general, business developers specialize in a sector in order to master the workings of the market. Over the course of their career, they’ve built up an extensive network of contacts that’ll enable them to better understand each project.

Negotiation and customer relations are at the center of their focus. Freelance business developers are also familiar with the various departments and possess an excellent team spirit, which is essential to coordinating their actions. They are used to working alongside marketing consultants, strategy consultants, sales, etc. Real entrepreneurs and strategists, and business developers anticipate opportunities. Ideally, they are also proficient in tools such as CRM or Agile organization software. This versatility makes them a highly valued profile.

What is a Business Developer's Salary in the UK?

The salary of a Business Developer in the UK can vary based on factors such as location, industry, experience, and the size and reputation of the employer. On average, a Business Developer in the UK can expect to earn an annual salary ranging from £25,000 to £80,000 or more.

Entry-level or junior Business Developers may start at the lower end of this range, while those with several years of experience or specialized skills may command higher salaries. Business Developers working in industries such as finance, technology, or business consulting tend to earn higher salaries compared to other sectors. Additionally, professionals in cities like London often receive higher compensation to account for the higher cost of living.

Types of Business Developer Jobs

Business Developers play a crucial role in identifying growth opportunities, expanding market reach, and driving revenue for organizations. There are various types of Business Developer jobs, including:

Sales Business Developer

These professionals focus on identifying and pursuing sales opportunities, building relationships with clients, and closing deals to increase revenue.

Strategic Business Developer

They work on long-term business strategies, partnerships, and alliances to expand market presence and achieve sustainable growth.

Corporate Development Manager

Corporate Development Managers concentrate on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), strategic investments, and partnerships to fuel business expansion.

Digital Business Developer

These individuals specialize in online and digital marketing strategies, including e-commerce, SEO, and social media, to drive online sales and brand presence.

Startup Business Developer

Startup Business Developers often work in early-stage companies, focusing on market validation, customer acquisition, and securing funding.

International Business Developer

They focus on expanding business operations into international markets, including market research, regulatory compliance, and global sales strategies.

Channel Partner Manager

Channel Partner Managers establish and manage relationships with third-party distributors and partners to extend market reach.

Product Business Developer

These professionals are responsible for identifying and developing new product opportunities and markets.

Business Development Analyst

Business Development Analysts analyze market trends, conduct competitive analysis, and provide data-driven insights to support strategic decisions.

Franchise Business Developer

Franchise Business Developers help expand businesses by recruiting and supporting franchisees.

WhatsApp Business API Developer

A WhatsApp Business API Developer specializes in integrating WhatsApp's Business API into an organization's systems and applications. They develop custom solutions that allow businesses to communicate with customers through WhatsApp, enabling features such as automated messaging, customer support, and transactional notifications.

Business Application Developer

Business Application Developers design, develop and maintain software applications that address specific business needs. They create customized applications and tools to streamline business processes, improve efficiency, and enhance data management and reporting capabilities. Business Application Developers work across various industries, creating solutions tailored to each organization's requirements.

These are just a few examples of the diverse roles within the field of Business Development. The specific job titles and responsibilities can vary widely depending on the industry and the goals of the organization.

How to choose a freelance business developer?

Do you need a business development specialist to improve your company’s turnover or successfully launch a new product? Here’s how to choose the right one for your needs.

1. Based on their experience

Freelance business developers will have carried out projects in several companies. Experience is the first thing to take a look at before contacting a specific profile. It’s essential that your business development manager is familiar with your sector. They need to know the business inside out to be effective. Be sure to hire a freelance business developer with solid experience in your company’s sector.

2. Based on their rate

You’ll probably have budget concerns for this assignment. On Malt, you can sort freelance business developers by their Average Day Rate (ADR). Of course, all of them work differently and will send you a quote that suits them. But by sorting profiles according to their ADR, you’ll be sure to not have any unpleasant surprises when it comes to the cost.

3. Based on their reputation

Clients can leave reviews at the end of the project on Malt. By leaving a rating out of 5 and feedback, clients can let you know whether the service provider met their expectations. Freelancers can also ask for recommendations from their clients and colleagues. This’ll allow you to see how their previous projects went and to begin your project with peace of mind.