While normally we encourage freelancers to connect with clients through social media, for many freelancers Facebook is different.
Because Facebook has become mainstream for many, particularly in the U.S., a freelancer may be connected to a wide spectrum of friends and relatives on Facebook who have absolutely nothing to do with their business. For that reason, many freelancers hesitate before accepting that friend request from a prospect.
On the other hand, some freelancers claim that a Facebook connection with a prospective client is much more likely to turn into a business relationship than other types of social media connections.
In this post, we’ll discuss some of the advantages to connecting with clients through Facebook. We’ll also look at some of the disadvantages of connecting with clients through Facebook.
With all of those posts about setting freelancing rates, you’d think that we’d be the last people to tell freelancers that they should give anything away.
The truth is, giveaways DO work as an effective marketing strategy for freelancers. In this post, we’ll discuss why it works and help you discover how to implement this strategy for your own freelancing business.
Just like any other business, a freelancing business needs exposure to gain more clients. Not only will exposure get you in front of your potential clients. It will also increase your perceived authority and credibility.
In this post, you’ll find 15 different ways to get more exposure for your freelancing biz. I’ve left out the traditional ways freelancers spread the word, such as business cards, brochures/fliers, and print ads.
Let me know if I’ve missed anything.
Odds are that your next client is hidden somewhere among your Twitter (or other social media) followers, your previous clients, or your friends and acquaintances.
Time after time, whenever we’ve asked freelancers where they find clients and they give us the same two answers: through referrals and repeat business. Those answers don’t surprise me at all because that is where most of my own clients come from.
In this post, we’ll give you some tips to help nudge some of your future clients (that you already know) towards doing business with you.
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