Launch Your Web Design Business

I know starting your web design business can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and changes in the industry come constantly. For over 10 years I have been helping web designers build their skill set and even launch their businesses. During that time, we have fine tuned our training to not only give beginning web designers the tools for success, but even better, we give you the edge on the … [Read more...]

Should You Freelance Through an Intermediary?

Finding new clients can be stressful and quite frankly, it is a lot of work. It's easy to understand the attraction of freelancing through an intermediary. An intermediary (also known as a go-between or middleman) is someone who matches freelancers with freelancing projects. Freelancing through intermediaries is extremely popular and many freelancers get their start by working with a go-between. In … [Read more...]

The One Question Your Prospects Really Want You to Answer

Many freelancers struggle to get new clients. You may be facing this struggle right now. In fact, "How Do I Get Clients?" is one of the most frequently asked questions that freelancers ask. So, if you're a freelancer who is struggling with the very real problem of getting clients, know that you're not alone. There are many effective tactics that you can use to find new clients, but in the end it all boils … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Where Do You Find Your Freelancing Work?

There are many ways for freelancers to get work. We've covered a lot of those methods on Freelance Folder including: direct mail, cold calling, social media, job boards, bidding sites, and more. Some freelancers even post advertisements. Freelancers can, and do, find clients in all of those ways. We asked this question over two years ago (and we got some great responses), but as you probably would agree, the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Website Secrets for Turning More Prospects into Clients

I don't know how you feel about making money, but personally, I’m for it. And if you’re like me, you rely on your website for your income. You might even have several sites. So what would you say if I told you that every site you own could be turning many more prospects into clients, with just a few changes? If you’re anything like me, you’d probably say: Wait, what? What changes? So let me tell you. In … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Using Your LinkedIn Profile to Land Great Projects

LinkedIn may not have the name recognition of Facebook or the popularity of Twitter, but what it does have is the reputation as one of the most effective social networking services for freelancers. Boasting more than 80 million users and counting, LinkedIn has something for everyone, from writers to designers, from podcaster to vbloggers. Thanks to LinkedIn's huge, active network of professionals, many … [Read more...]

7 Secrets to Winning Better Projects — Faster

What do you do when a potential client calls you about a project opportunity? Do you know what questions to ask…and in what order? Do you know what “next steps” you’ll suggest based on the information you gather? OK…so developing a sales process is not the most exciting activity in the world. But somewhere during my 11 years in sales, I came to the realization that even a mediocre process beats no process at … [Read more...]

Two Special Words that Will Make Your Clients See You Differently

What if there were two words that you could use that would help you get along better with current clients and also improve your chances of getting new ones? Would you want to make use of those words? Of course you would... It almost sounds too good to be true, but guess what? There actually are two words that can help improve your client relations and help you get new clients. What's more, you've probably … [Read more...]

Top 3 Ways I Find Clients

Finding clients is one of the biggest challenges for any freelancer. Even when you're fully booked, you need to have your sights set on the future--after you finish your current projects. In the ideal world, clients and projects will come in a steady stream. However, for most freelancers, the more common experience is that described as "feast or famine." You're either so booked that you barely have time to … [Read more...]

It’s Client Week at FreelanceFolder!

You've spoken and we've listened. Getting clients is one of the most common problems that freelancers face, and here at FreelanceFolder we're making it our duty to help you meet that challenge. As a way to honor this commitment and to celebrate the upcoming launch of The Client Machine (our new client-getting product), we're going to do an entire week of articles about getting clients. Whether it's finding … [Read more...]