How and Why to Build an Online Presence

The seemingly infinite influence of the internet makes it possible for any freelancer to reach their audience more effectively. Size matters not when it comes to online marketing, but effort does, which means freelancers have just as much online marketing potential as do other companies. When well thought out and carefully implemented, a strong online presence gives freelancers an opportunity to tap into a … [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 Tips to Supercharge Your Social Media Style

As a freelancer, what's your social media style? Are you fun and carefree? Or are you all-business, with each and every tweet and update carefully crafted to hook prospects and clients? Are you funny? Random? Self-centered? Whatever your current style, you can probably make a few tweaks to get even more results from your social media presence. Don't worry. You don't have to spend any more time on social … [Read more...]

Using Quora to Boost a Freelancing Career

It isn't much, but already Quora is making a splash in the freelancing world. The new kid on the block, it is a simple to use questions application still in the early stages, and for the most part a secret to all but those on the lookout for new websites and products. But it is growing rather quickly, with ever-expanding categories and more users ready to make it more popular than ever. So, what is Quora? It … [Read more...]

3 New Twitter Apps I Can’t Live Without

If you're like most freelancers, you probably rely a great deal on Twitter. In this post, I will share three more extremely valuable new Twitter tools that I have started to use. They all make my busy online life way less complicated and help me to keep up with the ever-dynamic and lively Twitter in a timely manner. Take a look. If you are a heavy Twitter user like me, I am sure they will be useful for you … [Read more...]

25 (Plus) Must-Follow Tweeters for the Serious Freelancer

Are you getting the most value from your Twitter account? Who you choose to follow on Twitter determines the value that you'll receive. Follow the right people and you will learn valuable information for your freelancing business simply by following the links that are shared. You will also find yourself connecting with businesses and other freelancers in a way that will benefit your freelancing business for … [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...]

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...]

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...]