Contacting potential clients directly by email or phone is a great way to find gigs…if it’s done correctly.
Unfortunately, too many freelancers (and others) don’t know how to use email effectively. They fail to realize that email is a form of business communication. They make numerous mistakes and expect their emails to be effective.
Recently, Mihaela Lica Butler chronicled a common mistake in her post, Why “Hi There” in Emails Will NOT Get You Far. But that’s not the only email mistake freelancers make.
In this post, I list more than a dozen common email mistakes that no freelancer should ever make.
Posted May 6, 2013 in Getting Clients
Finding new clients can be stressful and quite frankly, it is a lot of work.
It’s easy to understand the attraction of freelancing through an intermediary. An intermediary (also known as a go-between or middleman) is someone who matches freelancers with freelancing projects.
Freelancing through intermediaries is extremely popular and many freelancers get their start by working with a go-between.
In this post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of working through an intermediary. You’re also invited to share your own thoughts and experiences.
It’s true. There are some freelancers who always seem to stay busy, even when others struggle to find enough work. You can recognize them by looking through their testimonials. Or, you may notice that they always seem to have a positive attitude.
I call them contagious freelancers, because their desirability seems to be catching. Once a client starts to work with them, that client always seems to want more from them. Their popularity just spreads and spreads.
What do these contagious freelancers have that you don’t? More importantly, how can you get what they have?
In this post, I’ll share 12 tips to help you better attract clients. You’re also invited to share your best tips on how to become a contagious freelancer. If you like this post, you may also enjoy Where on Earth Am I Going to Find My First Clients?
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