One of the scariest things about freelancing is not being able to find work. The competition for good projects is growing, so you have to persuade your prospect that you should be the one he or she hires instead. Most freelancers would settle with just 2-3 freelance projects, but if you’re always handling small short-term work, you’d want to find more projects for more income and experience. You have to think of creative and effective ways to find your ideal freelance projects, before they get taken away by other freelancers in your field.
Communicate With Current Clients:
Your contacts are the key factor in every work. If you will keep in touch with your past and present customers then there are more chances that if they have a work for you in near future they will definitely hire you for that work if they will think that you are the suitable candidate for that work.
Put The Word Out:
Enlist your family and friends to help spread the word about your services. Send out an email to former coworkers and other contacts announcing what you do, where you are, and what you can offer. Ask your satisfied clients for testimonials and referrals. Offer free consultations to new referrals (consider including a time limit so they can’t pump you for too much free advice).
Print Business Cards And Keep Them Handy:
The business is named and you’re all ready for action; business cards are printed and sitting in their box on your desk. So, how do you get some cards off your desk to people who might turn into clients or customers for you. Obviously, you give out a card to anyone who asks you for contact details and thus you need to always have cards with you. It’s worth keeping some cards in your wallet/purse, car, briefcase, a pocket and any other place that will keep them handy; don’t forget some in a gym bag, a nappy bag or diary.
Branch Out And Network:
BranchOut helps you expand your career network to include absolutely everyone you know on Facebook. It allows users to create professional profiles that include their work history and education (personal information like photo albums and status updates, is not included within these profiles). Sign up for graphic design conferences to meet other creatives and to increase your skills and value to potential clients.