6 Questions to Help You Find the Right Freelancing Group on LinkedIn or Google+

Are you using Google+ Communities and LinkedIn Groups to network? If you're not, you should be. As you probably already know, participating in group conversations on social platforms such as LinkedIn or Google+ is a great way to network with freelance colleagues and prospects. Such groups also provide a chance for you to demonstrate your expertise in your field. Recently, I had some extra time so I decided … [Read more...]

Should You Be Freelancing on Tumblr? (What You Need to Know)

Quick, what's your first impression of Tumblr? If you're thinking of a site that serves as an online diary for thousands of teens, you're only partially right. Many of Tumblr's users are teenagers. However, I was surprised to learn that the average age for a Tumblr user is 34.6 years old (according to Garrett Button's article, Age, Gender and Social Media Strategy: Audience Analytics for B2B, published on … [Read more...]

10 Things Freelancers Need to Know About Networking Online If They Want to Find Work

Do you understand how to network effectively through social media? Sadly, many freelancers do not really know how to network through social media. The other day, I received an odd tweet from someone I didn't know. In fact, I wasn't even following the person who sent the tweet. Maybe something similar has happened to you? The tweet I received read something like this: "I'm available to work on … [Read more...]

14+ Useful Twitter Apps to Help You Grow Your Freelance Business

Twitter is a great social media tool for freelancers. It can be used for marketing, networking, to find jobs, and so much more. Plus, it's free. If you've been reading Freelance Folder for a while, you know that we've already published a lot of helpful posts on how to get them most out of Twitter. One of the great things about Twitter is that there are a lot of third party tools available to expand how … [Read more...]

How to Add Google+ to Your Freelance Marketing Strategy

Are you missing out on the business benefits of using Google+ for your marketing strategy? Despite the fact that Google+ has been public for two years now, there are still some freelancers who don't use it yet. I get it. We're all busy. It takes time to be involved in a social media network. And you don't think you have that time. But if you're leaving Google+ out of your freelance marketing strategy, … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why LinkedIn Still Works for Freelancers

Many freelancers ignore LinkedIn in favor of other social media platforms. Other freelancers think that all social media is a waste of time--they're wrong, of course. Social media is not going to go away any time soon. LinkedIn is a strong social media player. You ignore social media and LinkedIn at your peril. We've written about the value of LinkedIn for freelancers before on Freelance Folder. In the … [Read more...]

12 People Every Freelancer Should Connect with through Social Media

"How can I use social media for my freelancing business? I don't really know anybody?" If you're hesitating about using social media because you feel your social network isn't very big, think again. You know more people than you realize. And social media is a great way to expand your network. Yet, one of the biggest complaints people make about using social media for their freelancing business is that they … [Read more...]

7+ Social Media Resources You Probably Should Be Using for Your Freelancing Business

Are you getting the most from your social media participation? Most experienced freelancers already understand the benefits of being involved in social media. They already know that social media is a great (and still mostly free) option for networking, getting the word out, and other types of marketing. But most freelancers don't really make the most of the social networks that they are in. Many social … [Read more...]

Your Online Reputation: You Are What You Share

How do your prospective clients learn about you? More importantly what do they know about you? Well, unless you happen to have met your client face-to-face, your client learns about you from what you've shared online. You are what you share--at least to your client. In this post, I'll discuss the importance of your online reputation. … [Read more...]