Every freelancer should have a blog, or at least a website, to act as a portfolio to showcase his or her expertise. That’s because, for most freelancers, online marketing plays a huge role in how we get our customers.
Most freelancers understand this. But if you’re just getting started what is really the best way to go about getting a website for yourself?
You basically have two options when it comes to setting up your business blog:
- Host a website on your own domain that you either host yourself or pay an internet hosting service to host for you.
- Host a website on a free site using one of the many free blogging services such as Tumblr, Blogger, or WordPress.com.
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about free blogging services. Some prominent small business gurus have even recommended that a free blogging service might be the best option for a small business that is looking to create an online presence.
In this post, we’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a free blogging service for your freelancing business blog.
Google+ provides some interesting tools for freelancers, including Google+ Brand Pages. Another aspect of Google+ that freelancers should consider is the Hangouts feature.
Google+ Hangouts is one of the most interesting social media tools currently available for freelancers (and others). It is also one of the unique Google+ features that helps to distinguish Google+ from other social media tools.
If you’re a freelancer, you should look into the various ways that Google+ Hangouts can help your freelancing business. In this post, I’ll explain why freelancers should be interested in Google+ Hangouts, describe briefly how you can get started with Google+ Hangouts, and help you find some good Hangouts for freelancers.
Why You Should Be Interested in Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts offers a great opportunity for freelancers to connect on a more personal level with individuals they would ordinarily not be able to interact with on a face-to-face basis. Google+ Hangouts are easy to use, versatile, and free of charge.
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The fact is, for most internet users, social media is the main reason they get online. Chances are that many of those same users are also your clients and potential clients. If your freelancing business is not on social media yet, you’re falling behind.
Whether you’re new to freelancing and want to set up an online social media presence ASAP, or you’re a seasoned freelancing veteran who is just now taking the social media plunge, you’re sure to find a platform that appeals to you.
In this post, I’ll provide a quick overview of each of the major social media platforms and explain why a freelancer might wish to use each.
Posted February 3, 2012 in Social Media
If you’re active in social media, you may have recently heard of Pinterest, a new social media site that is gaining popularity. In fact, it seems like everyone is suddenly talking about Pinterest. From all the talk it’s hard to tell whether it’s a trend or a fad.
You may even wonder if there is any way that your freelancing business could possibly benefit from using Pinterest. You may be asking yourself whether you should get involved in Pinterest.
In this post, I’ll take a look at Pinterest from a freelancer’s perspective. I’ll explain what it is and also take a look at some benefits and drawbacks of the site for freelancers.
Of course, ultimately every freelancer needs to make their own decision about Pinterest.
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