10 Reasons Why LinkedIn Still Works for Freelancers

Many freelancers ignore LinkedIn in favor of other social media platforms. Other freelancers think that all social media is a waste of time--they're wrong, of course. Social media is not going to go away any time soon. LinkedIn is a strong social media player. You ignore social media and LinkedIn at your peril. We've written about the value of LinkedIn for freelancers before on Freelance Folder. In the … [Read more...]

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...]

Why All Freelancers Really Need a LinkedIn Profile

So, you understand that participating in social media is important for your freelancing business--that's a great start. Let me ask you something else. Do you currently have a profile on LinkedIn? If you answered "no," then you may be missing a great opportunity to market yourself to the very businesses that you're trying to reach. In this post, I'll discuss some of the benefits freelancers can find … [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...]

Use LinkedIn Company Profile Pages to Promote Your Freelance Business

You’ve probably been using LinkedIn for a while as a way to personally connect with other like-minded business people via a personal profile. But did you know that LinkedIn has a Company Profile page that you can use to promote your freelance business as well? With more than 90 million members (according to LinkedIn's own About page at the time of publication in 2011), having a company profile page on … [Read more...]

Boost Your Freelancing Career by Making the Most of LinkedIn Groups

As a freelancer, you likely recognize how important the Internet has become to the success of your business. Potential clients and freelancers now regularly communicate and research each other online. As such, if you aren't yet a member of the top online social networks, this should be a primary goal of developing your freelance career. While some social networks are hit and miss when it comes to cultivating … [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...]