Freelancing Close to Home

Recently we've talked about the importance of global freelancing. While it is important to keep the potential international marketplace in mind, local freelancing is still an option. In this post, I'll talk about some of the advantages of freelancing close to home. I'll also share a few tips that you can use to find local gigs. Finally, I'll invite you to share your own tips for finding freelance work close … [Read more...]

The Shy Freelancer’s Guide for Face-to-Face Networking

Networking is the cornerstone of any successful freelance business. It’s one of the most effective ways to meet potential new clients and form relationships that will evolve into new business. People tend to do business with people they know and like, and they’re much more likely to use your services if they’ve met you a few times and have connected with you previously. But, what do you do if you’re a bit shy … [Read more...]

Should You Meet With Prospective Clients?

“Can you come by this week? We’d like to meet you.” If you’ve been a freelancer for some time, you’ve probably heard this request more than once from a prospective client. To some freelancers, meeting requests are a clear sign of legitimate interest. They are a critical step in their selling process. But other freelancers cringe when they get such requests. For the most part, they view in-person … [Read more...]