Tips for finding new clients

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What are some of the most and least effective methods you've used to get new clients?

 

 

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Keith Harrington

Head hunter service for contract work?

Hi all, I'm curious to know if anyone knows of services that act as headhunters for freelance/contract work. Basically I'd like someone to do outbound ...

Seys -

Marketing tips for freelancers

Article about marketing for freelancers

Marketing for freelancers: the basics

Opening your inbox, seeing tons of new proposals. It is the dream of every freelancer. ...

https://medium.com/@RecurVoice/m...

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  • Nivi asri

    You make several good points! Great article. Here's the link to a similar one I ...

Zack Schiavetta

Freelance Writing as a College Student and Advice?

Hey everyone. I'm a newly registered member of the Freelancer's Union, and I always wanted to work as a freelance writer. I am currently a ...

4 more comments
  • Janice Cessna

    I'm back... not sure if you know about Contently, but they just had this post ...

  • Zack Schiavetta

    Woah, thanks so much for the advice everyone. Means a lot. Keep em coming if ...

Kiki Batterson

Looking for feedback

Hey. I'm new to freelancing and this site. I have been doing it for the past few months. I could definitely use another client or ...

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  • Charles Smart

    Cynthia, I've also found working in a coffee shop to be productive. Over time, I've ...

  • David Janoff

    I've recently joined a chamber of commerce. Lots of opportunities for relationship building, networking and ...

Rachel Howe

Seeking SEO & Digital Marketing Clients

Hello - I was recently laid off from my previous FT agency position and am looking for freelance work ASAP. I have a couple prospects, ...

Marketing in 2015 Has Changed. Will You be Found Online?

Marketing in 2014 has changed. If you want to compete online, contact Rachel Howe and ...

http://rachelhoweconsulting.com/

14 more comments
  • Charles Smart

    Melissa, please tell me more about coworking hubs. Just what are they? How do you ...

  • David Janoff

    Melissa, like Charles I'd like to hear more about coworking hubs and how they've worked ...

Lori De Milto

What works best in marketing a freelance business? Find out in our free report.

Freelancers who took our survey on How Freelancers Market Their Services say that word of mouth (including referrals) is the #1 source of their best ...

Sean Gill

Has anybody had much luck with online sources like Elance or Outsource.com? I've been trying Outsource recently but with no luck. Lots of job postings, ...

18 more comments
  • Trisha Panda

    Hello, I haven't tried yet outsource but now i am going to try once that ...

  • Jeffrey Demos

    Most of them seem like kind of a waste of time as you're competing with ...

ifti Chowdhury

Let's build a team!

Hi Everybody! I'm a project Manager/Business Analyst and have over 9 years of experience working with Enterprises systems at organizations such as JPMorgan Chase, MetLife, ...

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  • David Janoff

    ifti, let's explore potential collaboration. I've used SharePoint to create Social Intranets to enhance collaboration ...

Wailana Kalama

Advice?

Hello, I've been freelancing for a few months now. My specialty is in writing content for travel-oriented websites. I've been using Odesk as a main ...

Wailana Kalama

Who I Am. I'm Wailana and I'm a freelance travel writer and blogger. I'm from ...

http://waikalama.com/

9 more comments
  • Dawn Lidwell

    Hi Paul, Elance is shutting down soon. It's actually already in the process of closing ...

  • Paul Weiner

    Hi Dawn, Thanks for the update. One moment Elance was one of the biggest freelancer ...

Diane Kraut

Looking for Advice

I have been a freelance text permission editor dealing primarily with high school and college level textbooks for the past 20+ years. Because of my ...

1 more comment
  • Anthony Krauch

    Well, I went to your website (which for some reason said was your Google-Plus account) ...

  • Barb Manning

    Nice responses Anthony and David. I like some of your ideas.

Lori De Milto

What works best in getting great clients? Take our survey to find out

To help freelancers figure out what works best in getting great clients, we’re doing a survey called How Freelancers Market their Services: 2017 Survey. Everyone ...

Andrea Seeger

Weekly Round Table Discussion

Hello everyone. I have an idea to draw in prospective clients. I'd like to have a weekly conference call or webinar that features a round ...

13 more comments
  • Paul Weiner

    Hi Andrea, I like this idea, keep me posted. thanks

  • Sal McClain

    Hello Andrea, Send me an email about this when you can to cnrcreative@gmail.com Thanks, Sal

Laura Murphy

How to get in touch with the right person for a gig

Super practical article on getting that foot in the proverbial door:

Don't let your application land in the trash

So you’re starting off the New Year with a bang; chasing your dream gigs and ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

joseph riccio

Having trouble with quotes..

I really am having a hard time with simple quotes, I have a hard time writing as is, what can I do to improve how ...

1 more comment
  • Anthony Krauch

    Michael's reply, as great as it may be, doesn't work when you're on Upwork or ...

  • Bruce Corman

    I haven't tried this, but I saw a good demo of Quotingly and met some ...

Bhavin Machchhar

Looking for new clients.

Hello Everyone, I am Bhavin Machchhar, mobile /web app developer with 4+ year experience. Doing freelancing work from last 3+ year. Developing app development team ...

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  • Bhavin Machchhar

    Hi @Charles Glad to know you got chance to look at my app, here is ...

  • Charles Smart

    Thanks!

Lori De Milto

Want to Know How Freelancers Get Great Clients?

Hi everyone. Find out what works best for freelancers in getting great clients by taking my 5-minute marketing survey. I’ll send everyone who takes the ...

Lori De Milto

What kind of help do you need to find the clients you deserve?

For many freelancers, finding great clients is one of the biggest challenges. I’m trying to learn a little more about the problems you face in ...

Laura Murphy

Knocking on doors?

Sending emails to the void? Here are some tips for increasing your response rate:

How freelance pros increase their response rate

So you’re looking for a new gig. You’ve shaken your network’s tree and seen what ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

elliot lobell

Estimate for new clients

Hello! I'm relatively new in the freelance world, and was hoping to get some advice for an estimate. Last week I gave an estimate to ...

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  • Amy Livingston

    Why not just say, "No, but I could do the three videos for" and give ...

  • Hope Mirlis

    I'm with Amy. No way. They know your work and you need to know your ...

James Kyne

Offering Professional Resume Writing Services

Hi Everyone, I'm really happy to be a member here to have connected with many great people. I'm working for a resume writing service and ...

Best Professional Resume Writing Service Online from Washington D.C. USA | ResumePlus.Us

ResumePlus.us is a best resume and CV writing service available online. Our professional resume experts ...

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Keith Harrington

Head hunter service for contract work?

Hi all, I'm curious to know if anyone knows of services that act as headhunters for freelance/contract work. Basically I'd like someone to do outbound ...

Seys -

Marketing tips for freelancers

Article about marketing for freelancers

Marketing for freelancers: the basics

Opening your inbox, seeing tons of new proposals. It is the dream of every freelancer. ...

https://medium.com/@RecurVoice/m...

Comments
  • Nivi asri

    You make several good points! Great article. Here's the link to a similar one I ...

Lori De Milto

What works best in marketing a freelance business? Find out in our free report.

Freelancers who took our survey on How Freelancers Market Their Services say that word of mouth (including referrals) is the #1 source of their best ...

Sean Gill

Has anybody had much luck with online sources like Elance or Outsource.com? I've been trying Outsource recently but with no luck. Lots of job postings, ...

18 more comments
  • Trisha Panda

    Hello, I haven't tried yet outsource but now i am going to try once that ...

  • Jeffrey Demos

    Most of them seem like kind of a waste of time as you're competing with ...

Lori De Milto

What works best in getting great clients? Take our survey to find out

To help freelancers figure out what works best in getting great clients, we’re doing a survey called How Freelancers Market their Services: 2017 Survey. Everyone ...

Andrea Seeger

Weekly Round Table Discussion

Hello everyone. I have an idea to draw in prospective clients. I'd like to have a weekly conference call or webinar that features a round ...

13 more comments
  • Paul Weiner

    Hi Andrea, I like this idea, keep me posted. thanks

  • Sal McClain

    Hello Andrea, Send me an email about this when you can to cnrcreative@gmail.com Thanks, Sal

Lori De Milto

Want to Know How Freelancers Get Great Clients?

Hi everyone. Find out what works best for freelancers in getting great clients by taking my 5-minute marketing survey. I’ll send everyone who takes the ...