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...]

21 Freelancing Social Media Faux Pas

You've heard how wonderful a tool social media is for freelancers. For little to no cost and a minimal time commitment you can find exposure for your freelancing business that used to be beyond the reach of most solo professionals. But don't take social media too lightly. To get results, you need to learn to use it effectively. Sadly, many freelancing professionals fail to get the kind of results they would … [Read more...]

14 Q & A Sites Where Freelancers Can Shine

Freelancing is all about making positive connections and building relationships. The more relationships that you build, the greater your pool of potential customers. That's why, as a freelancer, I like to examine different means of connecting online. Today, I'll examine question and answer (Q & A) sites and provide a mini review for fourteen popular Q & A sites. … [Read more...]

How to Migrate Your Personal Facebook Profile to a Business Page

When Facebook first began it was purely a social venture for many. It was a way to connect with family and friends, get to know others from all around the world, and just enjoy a way to get in touch with people from the past who were long gone. This is still a big part of having a social networking profile, and it has probably worked for you for a long time. It wasn't long, however, before a new use became … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Have You Changed How You Do Social Media?

Several years ago we asked you about your favorite social media platform. At the time, most of you preferred networking through Twitter, with Facebook being the second choice. Well, times have changed. Most of the social media platforms have added new features in the past few years. More people than ever are using social media. There are also many new apps out there for social media. And, of course, … [Read more...]

7 Popular Social Media Myths Freelancers Can Ignore

Social media is big news these days. Nearly every week we hear something different: This social media company has gone public and is valued at $$$$ That large company just launched their own social media platform This celebrity just embarrassed themselves on social media ?% of all adults are now on a particular social media platform The list of news items about social media goes on and on and there's … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Stay in Touch with Your Long-Distance Clients

The ultra-fast growth of information and communication technology has been a boon to freelancers. We're no longer limited to the prospective clients in our communities. Nowadays, we can market to and collaborate with clients--even if they're half the globe away from us. We can accept payments instantly from almost any country. The world has become very small, indeed, for freelancers. Communicating with … [Read more...]

Should You Connect with Your Prospects and Clients on Facebook?

If you've been a freelancer for a while, you will eventually get a request from a client or prospective client to connect on Facebook. 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 … [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...]

You May Be Addicted to Social Media If…

Do you use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or some other form of social media? Do you use it a little too much? There's no question that social media is an important part of today's Internet environment. If you freelance (or are thinking about freelancing), chances are that you're already involved in social media somehow. But social media has a dark side too -- it's very easy to spend too much time twitter, … [Read more...]