Freelancing Opportunities in Social Media

While many social media platforms began as fun places to hang out online, most have become de rigueur for marketing a business, both big and small. The demand for a professional and effective social media presence gives freelancers plenty of opportunity to provide specialized services. … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Increase Your Visibility on Twitter

I've found that one of the fastest ways of getting your name out there is to use Twitter. Without it, I think I'd still be struggling to find work and other freelancers who I've come to depend on for sharing work. I know some of you are still skeptics as to how social media can do anything for your business. I assure you the few minutes spent on Twitter throughout the day are well worth it. Thanks to the … [Read more...]

How to Really Use Twitter to Find More Freelance Work

"Twitter is vital to finding freelancing work." "Twitter a waste of time." If you've been around the freelancing community very long, you've probably heard both comments. But, which is it? Is Twitter an important way to find way for freelancers to find work, or is it a waste of a freelancer's time? The answer is...it depends. It's certainly possible to waste time on Twitter if you use it … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Generate Referrals or Followers with Twitter

Twitter has been around now for about four years and is almost in the top ten Alexa ratings. Still a relatively new source for social networking, people are still not 100% sure of how to interact with others on Twitter or how to tweet in a way to generate a following or business leads. In this post, I have compiled a list of five ways for freelancers to use Twitter to gain followers and generate an interest … [Read more...]

Why Online Reputation Management Is More Important Than Ever

Do you monitor your online reputation? Some time ago, we explained why a freelancer's online reputation is important to their business. Those points are still valid. In fact, there's now more information than ever about each of us online. Yet, judging from the comments I see almost daily on social media sites and on blogs, I am guessing that many freelancers have become lax about managing their online … [Read more...]

MarketMeTweet: Will It Help You Find Clients on Twitter?

Lately, I've been playing around with MarketMeTweet, a new Twitter application for marketing and branding. MarketMeTweet allows you to manage multiple Twitter accounts to promote your business. You can send tweets, as well as get your replies and direct messages, retweet, and send messages to others. It works with PC, Mac, and Linux. Will MarketMeTweet help you find clients on Twitter? The short answer is, … [Read more...]

Eighteen More Helpful Twitter Applications for Freelancers

Most freelancers agree that Twitter is a fun and useful social media tool that can help you network with peers and potential clients. Twitter applications can help a freelancer to get even more benefits from Twitter. Last summer we took a look at 15 Useful Twitter Tools for web workers. This post examines 18 more Twitter apps that freelancers might find useful and briefly explains what each one does. … [Read more...]

10+ Tips For Using Twitter To Grow Your Freelance Business

Like it or not, social media is here to stay -- at least for a while. More importantly, if you are not using the various social media tools that are available to grow your freelance business, you are missing out on a prime opportunity. The audience is global, the tools are almost all free and, with proper time management, the return on your investment could be phenomenal. I have heard from numerous peers of … [Read more...]

Embracing Social Media as Freelance Job Search Tool

The challenges of freelancing don’t lie in the daily commute or finding the right outfit to wear to work. Instead we have to continually think of ways to market ourselves and drum up business. This isn’t always easy. Not only do we have to stay on top of our own game, but we have to consider all of the other freelancers who are vying for the same opportunities. The good news is that in 2010, there are plenty of … [Read more...]

5 Misuses of Social Media That Could Kill Your Freelance Business

Unless you've been living under a rock this year, you have witnessed the explosion of social media as a tool for marketing, networking and branding in new and exciting ways. What started out as a few different methods for communicating and sharing online with friends and family has spawned entirely new occupations, from social media marketers to brand management organizations to software applications for … [Read more...]