such as Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube can be a great
boon for the freelancer. Depending on the type of skills
you possess, any one of these free sites can become a great
method of showing off your talents.
is generally good for self-promotion of all kinds.
The more clients "like" your page, the greater are
your chances for return business and new clients. Every person
that comments on your page leaves a trail for their friends
can show off your
graphic design skills and generate great interest in your
work. Creating amazing works of art or altering photographs
can open doors you didn't know were unlocked. Backlinks to
your website, should you have one, can give potential clients
a chance to see more and develop interest in contacting you.
is another social site that can be beneficial for promotion
regardless of your skills. Obviously, freelance video
and sound editing can be promoted through YouTube, but did
you know that a great deal of artists from painters to musicians
promote freelancing through video?
Website or Blog
Maintaining your own website or blog is a great way
to establish a base of operations pertaining to your
skill. Regardless of your freelance abilities, a
website of some kind can give potential clients
the opportunity to experience some of your talent as
well as provide a payment portal for future work. The
possibilities are endless for creating your website
and it gives the client a method to contact you.
Local Events -
Attending local business events with a pocket full
of business cards could be beneficial to your freelancing
career. There are many businesses that are looking for
freelancers of all kinds to complete work they may have.
Many businesses prefer hiring a freelance professional
opposed to full-time employees for it's more cost effective
depending on the workload.
a freelance professional, you could offer free content
pertaining to your specific skills in order to tempt
a paying job. Many graphic designers will offer free
images on websites and charge regular rates for
more extravagant work. Writers will offer free excerpts
of content, but they will charge for full articles.
While this is totally dependent of what skills you are
freelancing, it could be worth your while to develop
a few freebies.
- There are many
question and answer sites that can help develop your reputation
as a professional. By joining some of these sites and offering
answers to questions, you could generate interest in your
skills as a professional and begin developing a customer-base.
As some of these sites allow linking to your own, it could
be a good method to at least generate traffic to your website
in order to show off your professional skills.
what methods you employ as a freelancer, you will always have
One of the
ultimate goals you should have is to ensure the happiness
of the client. Keep your clients happy and they will supply
you with work. As a freelancer, you skills and customer service
abilities are what keeps the lights on and food on the table.
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