How do I get started freelancing?

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Founded Oct 2014

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About this hive

A place to talk about how to set up a successful freelance practice: Important resources every freelancer needs and tips on negotiation, networking, and attracting the clients you want. Got a question? Ask away!

 

 

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Asim Saifullah

How to start getting projects as freelancer?

Hey there! I'm fade up by biding for the projects but there isn't any one who show trust in a fresh graduate. Any one up ...

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  • Evelyn Kim

    Hi Asim! I understand your situation, since I'm in the same one as you: I ...

Laura Light

Hi All I finally have my first client but now unsure if I need to start drafting up a contract or if I should just ...

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  • Xavier Fan

    Laura - Congrats on getting your first client! Yes - you should draft up a ...

Barb Manning

Hi Everyone: I have freelanced on a limited local basis, mostly with non-profits and am now looking to expand to actually earn a living through ...

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  • Calin Yablonski

    Hi Barb, Congratulations! It's exciting to break out on your own. When getting started my ...

  • Barb Manning

    Hi Calin: Thanks for the ideas and suggestions. The option to freelance while employed is ...

JEFF BIZZARRO

Chef, rookie food and travel writer residing in Alaska. Any advice on how to get started?

Ashley Kress

I recently just launched my freelancing business - but I still haven't had any client inquires. Am I doing something wrong?

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  • Jennifer Hoffman

    I agree with Xavier--when you're just starting out, it's rare that people will come to ...

  • Nicole Clark, LMSW

    Another way to get leads is to send an "seeking new clients" email to your ...

Carolyn Robinson

Hi there! I am very new to copywriting (presently taking courses through AWAI) and new to this group - which I'm very happy to have ...

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  • Sarah Holt

    You might consider doing some volunteering to build up your portfolio, if you can afford ...

  • Carolyn Robinson

    Thanks! I'll check it out!

Megan Davis

Hello All! I am a freelancer traveling around the world delivering workshops on Storytelling and Social Media. I will be running a workshop on Twitter ...

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  • Megan Davis

    Hi Anita, Thank you for getting in touch! I am currently developing some content for ...

  • Anita Stroud

    Thanks for replying and the information. Good Luck to you in the future.

Alex Standiford

I have worked as an engineer and draftsman for the past 10 years, and over the past 4 years have been doing a lot of ...

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  • Xavier Fan

    Alex - Congrats on taking the plunge, and best wishes! Feel free to post and ...

  • Tena Lewey

    Congrats Alex on taking that plunge. Contact your contacts, get your name out there, work ...

Emma  MacKenzie

I'm dusting off my coaching skills and getting back into working with individuals and small companies -- I'd like to offer four weeks of free ...

Eric  Nortman

How do you get started freelance writing?

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  • Anne DeVito

    Start by answering this: what do you want to write? That answer will dictate how ...

  • Tom Sinclair

    It took me some time to figure that out. At this point my niche is ...

Christiana Datubo-Brown

Hello all! I'm new to freelancing and new to the site (so glad I found it!!). My purpose here is two-fold: (1) to connect with ...

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  • Marta Edmonds

    I love research, as well, and have been thinking of offering my services to others. ...

  • Christiana Datubo-Brown

    Hi Marta, I'm still a student so that helped me out a lot. I got ...

Vanessa Holub

Hi all, I’ve been entertaining the idea for awhile of starting up as a freelancer. I am looking to get into freelance writing. I’m not ...

James Jennings

I could learn a new programming language like "Ruby" but I don't know if there's a market for this. How do I find out?

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  • Calin Yablonski

    Hi James, I realize this was posted a few weeks ago but I couldn't resist ...

Emma  MacKenzie

I'm dusting off my coaching skills and getting back into working with individuals and small companies -- I'd like to offer four weeks of free ...

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  • Elena Potter

    If you have more spots (unlikely) please let me know! I am looking for something ...

  • Emma MacKenzie

    Thanks everyone who got in touch. I am all set now with the dusting phase ...

Shar Biggers

Hi, I'm new to the freelance design world and trying to figure out how to get new clients if one doesn't have the option to ...

catherine anderson

Hi, So I have been talking with a friend about my ideas about freelancing as a Virtual Assistant. After a few conversations, she seems to ...

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  • catherine anderson

    Well, yes, this is really helpful. :) Thanks so much for taking the time to ...

  • Xavier Fan

    Glad I could help! =) As you get started and questions come up - feel ...

Alex Standiford

Hello everyone! I recently entered the arena as a freelance engineer. All has been going well (I got my first client, and they even pay ...

John Williams

Hi All, I'm really happy to be a member of this community as it’s a great place to have connected with similar kind of personalities. ...

Elena Potter

I've got a question, but in order to ask it, I think I need to provide a little bit of context first. I am a ...

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  • Xavier Fan

    Elena - Glad that you were able to get some experience at the advertising agency, ...

Millie Benson

Can anyone recommend a basic freelance consultant agreement template? Just tried looking for one on this site and couldn't find. Thanks!

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  • Millie Benson

    Thanks for this. I'm using it!

  • Xavier Fan

    Ok great! It takes some customizing to fit your needs - but I think just ...

Asim Saifullah

How to start getting projects as freelancer?

Hey there! I'm fade up by biding for the projects but there isn't any one who show trust in a fresh graduate. Any one up ...

Comments
  • Evelyn Kim

    Hi Asim! I understand your situation, since I'm in the same one as you: I ...

Laura Light

Hi All I finally have my first client but now unsure if I need to start drafting up a contract or if I should just ...

Comments
  • Xavier Fan

    Laura - Congrats on getting your first client! Yes - you should draft up a ...

Carolyn Robinson

Hi there! I am very new to copywriting (presently taking courses through AWAI) and new to this group - which I'm very happy to have ...

Comments
  • Sarah Holt

    You might consider doing some volunteering to build up your portfolio, if you can afford ...

  • Carolyn Robinson

    Thanks! I'll check it out!

Megan Davis

Hello All! I am a freelancer traveling around the world delivering workshops on Storytelling and Social Media. I will be running a workshop on Twitter ...

Has Event Attachment

1 more comment
  • Megan Davis

    Hi Anita, Thank you for getting in touch! I am currently developing some content for ...

  • Anita Stroud

    Thanks for replying and the information. Good Luck to you in the future.

Christiana Datubo-Brown

Hello all! I'm new to freelancing and new to the site (so glad I found it!!). My purpose here is two-fold: (1) to connect with ...

Comments
  • Marta Edmonds

    I love research, as well, and have been thinking of offering my services to others. ...

  • Christiana Datubo-Brown

    Hi Marta, I'm still a student so that helped me out a lot. I got ...

Vanessa Holub

Hi all, I’ve been entertaining the idea for awhile of starting up as a freelancer. I am looking to get into freelance writing. I’m not ...

catherine anderson

Hi, So I have been talking with a friend about my ideas about freelancing as a Virtual Assistant. After a few conversations, she seems to ...

1 more comment
  • catherine anderson

    Well, yes, this is really helpful. :) Thanks so much for taking the time to ...

  • Xavier Fan

    Glad I could help! =) As you get started and questions come up - feel ...