Why A Blog Is Important For Your Freelance Business

Freelance BlogSo, you’ve just decided to become a freelancer. What is the best way to get started?

Obviously, you need to apply for gigs. But, is there anything else that you should be doing for your business when you start out?

If you ask me, you should also be blogging.

New freelancers often ask how soon they should start blogging. While some experts believe that a freelancer should wait until their business is fairly well established before they set up a business blog, in my opinion, you should set up a blog for your business as soon as you can.

Blogging is a relatively low cost activity that will add value to your business for a long time to come, and in many cases blogging alone can push your business from obscurity to prosperity.

Read on for an overview of what you should be doing with your freelance blog, five ways that a blog can help your business, and a few brief recommendations on how to get started.

Five Ways That a Blog Can Help Your Freelance Business

There are many ways that blogging can help you build up your freelancing business quickly. Here are five of them:

  1. Web Presence. Having a blog gives you and your freelancing business an immediate online presence, especially if you can get a URL with all or part of your business name in it. If your freelancing business is primarily online (web design, web content, etc.), having an online presence is expected. However, other freelancers can also benefit by having a blog. For one thing, a blog gives clients an alternate way to find you.
  2. Describe and List Your Services. With a business blog, you can create a separate static web page using your blog’s content management system that describes the products or services that your business offers. Not only can prospective clients see what type of business you are in just by reading the page, you can also link to the page yourself when you create proposals or send e-mails. Don’t forget to update this page when you acquire new skills or expand your services.
  3. Home for Your Portfolio. A blog makes an excellent home for your professional portfolio. You can create a separate static page to showcase samples of your best work or link to websites that include your work. Clients and prospective clients examining this page can get a good idea of what your abilities are. Again, don’t forget to review and update this page periodically.
  4. Position Yourself as an Expert. A blog allows you to position yourself as an expert while letting clients and perspective clients learn more about you. By creating helpful or informative posts on topics relevant to your freelancing specialty, you can establish your professional authority in your field. (While it’s okay to let your personality shine through in your posts, remember to keep your posts professional. Too much personal information on your business blog won’t help your business.)
  5. Networking. Blogging also provides a wonderful opportunity for networking. If you leave your comments turned on (and you really should), then you have the opportunity to “discuss” your posts with perspective clients and peers. If someone leaves a comment on your posts, not only do you have the chance to respond, but you can also pay a visit to their blog and get to “know” them a little better. Before long, it is likely that your freelancing blog will have a little community of regulars who stop by to chat.

How To Get Started

There are many detailed and excellent, but somewhat complex, posts on how to start blogging. This is not one of those posts.

In a nutshell, all that you need to start blogging (assuming that you have a computer and an Internet connection) are the following:

  1. Get a Domain. The first thing that you need to start a business blog is an unused domain name (your URL) that you can register. Ideally, it should be your name, your business name, or somehow related to your business. There are many services that will help you find a domain name. Typically, the cost for this service is less than $10.00.
  2. Find a Web Hosting Service. Next, you will need a web hosting service. A web hosting company provides space on their server for your blog. While some services (such as Blogger.com) will allow you to host a blog at no charge, most experts recommend that you use a web hosting service. Most web hosting services charge less than $130 a year for hosting a single domain name.
  3. Choose a Content Management System. Once you have a unique domain name and a place to host your domain, you need a way to manage your content. A content management system is the tool that you will use to add posts to your blog, change your blog’s design, or add pages to your blog. Many reputable content management systems, (such as WordPress.com) are free.
  4. Find Theme or Design. A theme or design defines the look of your business blog. There are literally thousands of themes available on the Internet and many of them are free. You can also pay a professional designer to customize a theme specifically for your business blog. (The advantage of using a designer is that no one else will have a blog that looks like yours.)
  5. Network with Social Media. Once your blog is up and running, you need to promote it in order to get readers. Social media provides a great way to promote your business blog. There are hundreds of social media tools available, and you can register on nearly all of them free of charge. (I recommend focusing on just a handful of social media tools. Right now, the most popular social media tools seem to be Facebook.com and Twitter.com.)

Tell Us About Your Blog

Do you have a blog for your freelancing business? Have you generated a lot of business through blogging?

Feel free to ask questions, or offer advice, in the comments.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi, this was a good read. I just recently started my own IT business (side job) and started the whole blogging thing with wordpress and social media via twitter. I agree with a lot of the stuff you say here, but I have yet to really get the traffic even after a few months. It is fun though!

  2. says

    I’ve been blogging for a number of years and this article definitely provides some good advice but don’t expect your blog to be a success overnight. It can take many years to establish a blog, especially within a competitive niche so expect a lot of hard work if you want to get traffic and good leads to start coming to you.

    A blog will need marketing and promoting in the same way as any other website will so it shouldn’t be treated as a magical fix with instant results.

    When used correctly though and alongside hard work creating good, unique content then it’s definitely a valuable tool for any business.

  3. says

    Blogging has been a big part of building my web-presence over time. I had an old blog, Circadian3, in which I would post a new illustration, photograph and short writing everyday as kind of a creative exercise. Needless to say, it was great for me to have a reason to flex those creative muscles every day (for a year!), but it was also a great conversation piece to lead into various illustration- and photography-based projects.

  4. says

    Great point Dave!

    Establishing a blog takes time and effort. Plus, IMHO you shouldn’t hold a blog created for your business to the same standards as a blog created as a business.

  5. says

    Great article Laura! I believe blogging is the most important social tool for Freelancer. I just started a blog for myself and I use it to tell people that I know what I’m talking about. I don’t get much time to update it, but soon I should have more articles.

    You can check out my blog at http://www.serenedestiny.com/blog but it is still quite new.

  6. says

    So I’m planning on starting a freelance copywriting business this summer. I’m not going to have a specialty at first and I’m not going to have anything different to say about writing than anyone else, at least not at the beginning. Is it worth it to repeat things in my own voice just to build credibility? I was planning on trying to build some sites about other things entirely and refer to them more as a portfolio instead.

  7. says

    Great comments!

    Beth,

    Your idea about creating sites as samples for your portfolio is a good one.

    Personally, I think that having a blog is particularly important for a freelance writer. Why? Because it can serve as yet another sample of your writing. It is also a chance for you to show that you know your stuff.

    I wouldn’t worry too much about not having completely original insights – over time as you blog and continue to freelance you’ll discover that new ideas come to you. Besides, many definitions of blogging define it as a conversation.

    That being said, I was a freelance writer for several years without a blog – so it can be done. I think it held me back, though.

  8. says

    Good advice, I need to get going on a design “blog” thing is I already have a main website I use. So is it okay to have my blog along side my website? Also everybody “freelances” now and has a blog so it isn’t easy. I’ve been a designer for 9 years now can’t find any sort of job. Freelance is my only option now to continue my career. Maybe I am at a crossroads of sorts. I just know their is a lot of competition and bloggers around now.

  9. says

    This is a great post, thaks to writers like she, i’m launching my blog really soon, but for the moment, i hadn’t seen all the good things blogging can bring to you, if you use it wisely.
    so let’s blog

  10. says

    Hi Laura,
    Thanks for the post. This is my favorite topic.

    I have started blogging in march 2009. I have promoted my blog through Social media & through comments also.

    How can we consider that we have successfully promoted the blog? That means does it depend upon the no. of pageviews? or no. of comments? or no. of subscribers?

  11. says

    Hi everyone!

    This is a good discussion.

    “How can we consider that we have successfully promoted the blog?” – That’s an excellent question Nikhil.

    I would say the answer depends on what your original purpose for the blog was.

    - If your blog was to attract customers, are you getting inquiries because of it?
    - If your blog was to showcase your portfolio, is your work that you link to there a good representation of what you can do?
    - If your blog was an income endeavor on its own, is it bringing in any income?

    Those are just a few examples, but you get the picture. If the blog is meeting its purpose, then I would say that it is successful. If it is not, then you may need to tweak it some.

  12. says

    Hi Laura,

    Great introductory article to the world of blogging! It is definitely one of the most important things a business serious about creating a web presence needs to do.

    I just wanted to point out one thing… You mention WordPress.com in your section about CMS to use with your hosting plan. WordPress.com is their free version that WordPress hosts on their servers. It is very limited and not recommended for a professional setting. They run their own ads, which you have to pay to shut off, the customization is limited to choosing from their existing themes (basically) and you can not run your own ads, if you want to create a revenue stream from a popular site.

    If you want to customize your site, run ads, and have full control of your site, you need to download from WordPress.org and install it on your own server or use one of the ‘one-click’ installs that many hosting companies offer now from right inside your hosting control panel.

    While the two versions of WordPress are similar, the differences are very important to a professional site. As a web designer who works almost exclusively with WordPress, I have dealt with several clients who mistakenly went with a WordPress.com account and it really caused a lot of problems when they realize they need the other version.

    Hope that helps.

    - Marty

  13. says

    Hi,

    Good post. I have been blogging since about 1998. My very first blog was started by accident and I kept it going till early this year. It was some of my writing on that weblog that got me a gig in 2005 to write a regular weekly column for a national newspaper. I still have that gig.

    When I went into freelancing as a writer/editor, I set up my own website with my own domain name. I have done all the work required with social media and so on. I have yet to get the same amount of traffic that I got with my first blog that I didn’t even attempt to market though. I love having my own blog and my own website so I will keep it going.

    Now I am wondering if it is safe or wise to move some of the old posts on my old blog to my new one for people to be able to view them. It is quite clear on my old blog that I have moved to a new one and the links are all there but unless the site that hosted my old blog inflated the statistics somehow, I am not getting as much traffic as I used to.

  14. says

    I couldn’t agree with you more about how a blog can really differentiate yourself as an expect, especially with how static websites can typically can be. In a world where less and less people meet face-to-face, blogs can really add personality to your business and absolutely help you gain credibility among your peers.

    Great article!

  15. says

    Excellent article. I agree with Marty about the importance of using self hosted wordpress which allows you to do a great deal of customization. You can do a main site showcasing your business as well as a blog.

  16. says

    I started idProjections.com about a hundred years ago or so.
    It turned into an actual blog about a year ago. It’s always been my home for the portfolio, but recently into an actual company/freelancing place.

    I wish I had more time (read: enthusiasm) to blog, but with work, wife, kids, friends, and life in general, I just don’t have the drive to spend more time on it.

    Maybe one day. First post here though and I have to say, I’ve really liked the articles I’ve read here!

  17. says

    Hi Laura,

    Loved your article. Last year I attended an excellent writers’ conference where blogs were mentioned as an indispensible tool over and over.I couldn’t wait, so I set up my blog in the hotel! While my blog by itself doesn’t bring me much business, it gives me credibility as a writer, photographer, and expert on a few locations I write about frequently. I know editors look at it when they are considering my queries because they mention that they liked it!

    Blogs are a valuable tool.

    Margaret

  18. says

    Hi Laura. Like the others who have commented, I have a blog about freelancing. I decided to blog because I wanted to help those who are thinking about becoming a freelancer.

    I put off blogging for a long time because I thought the market would be saturated. After all, who wants to read another blog about getting started in freelancing or the trials and tribulations that come with it. After giving it some thought, actually a lot of thought, I decided to jump in.

    My blog is personal. It teaches and discusses what I have learned a long the way. As a relative newbie, I have been freelancing a little over three years, I like reading blogs that provide a little insight about freelancing. Afterall, I have a lot to learn.

    This is my first first real business venture and I plan to be freelancing for a long time.

    Cassie Armstrong
    http://www.blogspot.com/morningstarediting

  19. says

    I liked the posting. I felt the same as Cassie. “I put off blogging for a long time because I thought the market would be saturated…” Also, it’s time consuming and difficult to think up something really original on a regular basis.

    But I’ve just started a blog with my networking group – we’re a small group of freelancers and sole traders who get together once a fortnight for mutual support. Between us we have lots of experiences and lots to say. I’m looking forward to seeing how the blog develops…

    We’re just using a free blog that came with our domain. It’s not got a lot of functionality, but hey, it’s free! So we can see how it goes with no big set-up costs.
    Jo
    http://www.friends-in-business.org/blog

  20. says

    Hi,

    Thanks for the article, it was helpful to me. I am planning a freelance web design start-up this year, and obviously I’m putting a lot of thought into my business website. I intend to have a portfolio, a blog and a demo area for vBulletin styles and WordPress themes. The ‘front page’ will list my services etc. I thought I would use the blog for announcing new releases and business news etc. Hopefully it will help me generate new business. Obviously my business website has to speak volumes, the design etc has to spell out the kind of thing I can do for clients etc.

  21. says

    I’ve been blogging specifically to help my online presence, and I guess “authority” in the online world..

    by the way, I love the theme for this blog..really clean

  22. says

    Interesting post, I agree with it and use a heavily modified wordpress install to manage my own portfolio and blog but I would say it’s very important for freelancers to not hide behind a blog but ensure that their portfolio is still the main focus of their efforts otherwise you’ll just end up rehashing articles and covering discussions / topics that have been covered elsewhere.

    Focus on getting your portfolio right first and ensure the work is the focus because this is what most clients will care about and then use the blog to reinforce your skills and opinions on the industry.

  23. says

    Great post.
    I am a freelance writer who has been blogging for about seven weeks. It is a ball. I look at the use, misuse and humor of words. The site does not sell anything, I just want people to know who I am.

    One thing on my site that I don’t think was in your article is endorsements. Anyone who has sent me a note or email or recommended my work is listed.

    Also, I now subscribe to the blog of some of the others who left replies to this post.

  24. says

    Thanks for the great post! I’ve recently started a blog myself. I’m still trying to get the word around whilst tweaking stuff just so I can further improve it.

  25. says

    Hi Laura,
    It’s quite timely and useful for me. As I’m seriously thinking of having a professional blog for me. I was in a dilemma which one to have- if I can have a website, or a blog. I decided through my intuition that a blog helps a freelance writer better than a static website even with a blog.
    Everyone looks for a candidate whom they know a bit more than the professional demeanor one portrays. I think that is possible through a post in a blog!?. I know if the person is soft, sensitive, or flamboyant and, ruthless and… and so on. Business has come to a micro-level (emotional) where everyone wants to know the philosophy of an organization, individual, and likes and dislikes, and want to decide if to work with the person or not.

    I think a blog helps to radiate your real core personality. That makes easy for people to talk to you. Share your ideologies as a human bieng and as a person before plunging into a business relationship (am I correct, pls. correct me if not!).

    Now, this is my gut feeling. I don’t know if I’m correct or not.
    Hmmm….Can anyone suggest me how can I get professional help to get a reasonably good, cost-effective and easy-to-use blog done with any one? That would be a great help from you!

    Laura, it’s a wonderful article and very timely. I think you’re keeping all the Freelance Folder readers’ interests in mind and selecting the topics of discussion.
    Thank you so much!

  26. says

    The point about authority is important. As a buyer of services from freelancers, I want to know I am buying from someone who is a recognized expert, and what better way of validating authority than to view a freelancer’s blog where their credibility is free for anyone to challenge it?
    This was my primary reason for blogging myself. Blogs can be monetized and generate small amounts of cash – sure – but my blog is much more than that. By opening up my opinions and methods for everyone to challenge, it keeps me sharp and honest. If I’m off track, then people comment!
    The other reason is simple – when my clients Google my name, I want them to see lots of valid and relevant content that has social proof.

  27. says

    Nice article and I can relate to it alot. I started off with a blog immediatly and after a few months I started to get regular emails from people who wanted to work with me. As Sweden is a small country the competition is hard, so I decided that a blog was the way to go.

    And it sure was!

  28. says

    Great comments!

    Solomon, I think that there is a difference between a business blog and a personal blog.

    A business blog can be interesting and reveal a bit of your personal side – but if it’s overly flamboyant or controversial it could actually harm your business.

    A personal blog, on the other hand, can be as flamboyant and “over the top” as you like. However, if you have an online business you may want to take steps to differentiate your business from your personal blog (using a pen name, etc.).

    At least, that’s my take.

  29. says

    Laura, this post has some great best practices. Here are a few more that I picked up from reading Dan Schawbel’s posts over at personalbrandingblog.com:

    – All of your new blog posts should contains links. The links should link to blog posts you’ve created previously, other people’s blogs and additional resources that may support your thesis or commentary. When you add links, try to highlight a word of phrase that makes sense for the location you’re sending people to.

    - In order to get comments on your blog, you need to comment on other blogs. (yay, I’m doing this now!)

    - Sign up at MyBlogLog.com and find out who your readers are

    - Claim your blog on Technorati

    - Use at least one picture per post

    - Get ranked

    - Guest post on another blog

    - Form content partnerships

    Few people can do all of these but if the suggestions apply to your situation then I would explore them. I am sooo glad I found this site. It’s very motivational and most of all practical.

  30. says

    Definitely this is right, I’m freelance Tour Guide/Travel, Tour Operator and Travel agency here in (Africa) it is hard for one to be freelance. Most of the things particular in tourism most of the company are owned by inverters. I found a blog is a best way to keep in touch with client whom mostly are from western.

  31. says

    Great post and comments. I have gotten great results (meaning new clients) after I figured out how to use the ‘apps’ to bring my blog posts into my Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Not just a link, but to actually post a summary of the blog post on the pages. When I have written a particularly effective blog post, with an effective title, I often get inquiries from potential clients that start with some version of “I read your recent blog post, and wonder if we can talk about xyz,” which often turns into business.

    I think a blog post can prove your knowledge in a way that a static resume on LinkedIn or an about me or services page on a static website can. If you can write about a topic in an articulate manner, potential clients figure you probably know what you are doing. Internet pundits keep saying “blogging is dead,” lucky for me, my clients aren’t listening!

  32. says

    Freelancers, especially those who specializes on web-related work such as web design, content writing, voice overs and so on must have a web design. It is no longer an option.

    Some web designers that I have came across said that they are only targeting local small businesses so a web presence isn’t necessary. Well, a lot of people seeking for web designs are getting online. It is just plain ironic if you are trying to offer a web design service without having a properly designed site to showcase your service.

  33. says

    I always had a thought of having a blog. But because of my laziness and fail to realize the importance of it for my freelance career, I didn’t have one yet. I’m sure I’m going to have one, in my mother tongue, ASAP. Awesome article.

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  35. says

    This was a great article. Thank you. I’m a web developer who sets up WordPress for people regularly. But, I never seriously thought about having my own blog. Maybe I should.

  36. says

    Your post is quite encouraging; there is no doubt about it. But don’t you think that in future we, the budding freelancers will have to be confronted much more so called never ending problem like saturation, and if saturation creeps up to your desktop then creativity will definitely be hampered. Even though these are the possibilities but we can not ignore them.

  37. says

    Very nice post. I am also trying to blog from time to time as I think blogging is important for the business. One good example is jasminestarblog.com, this girl is trying to post there almost daily, which I imagine takes a LOT of time, but on the other hand it helped her a LOT to start up the business.

  38. says

    I think a blog is >the< essential tool for any business nowadays.

    Keeping clients up to date, posting about ideas, private projects, a point of view or just to publish and maintain a Portfolio. It's important to have an online presence because most people will immediately step towards google and try to find information about an individual or a company. A neat homepage, containing all the necessary content is therefore essential. Not having it seems kind of outdated.

  39. says

    I’ve been online all day & night working on my new blog. Trying to gain back links & also even finish the blog plus writing posts daily.

    This is not easy! It is more than FT job. Just hope to build & learn.

    Can’t imagine where it will be next year this time.

  40. says

    Yes, the WordPress for dummies is good for the soon-to-be blogger that needs a bit more tech help/support than most. It’s pretty good step-by-step guide that explains pretty much everything you need to know to get started. Also, some good templates can be found on studiopress and templatic. Both are pretty easy to get going.

    Thanks for the post.

  41. says

    Not to mention that the Search Engines love blogs. New, original and updated content will always go a long way with Google, Bing, Yahoo and the others. And if you can write about subjects that spark interest or go viral on the internet, well, you’ll be off to a really good start. This is especially true since most people now get their news and information through the internet or mobile phones. However, most people should keep in mind that blogs take a long time to build and get a loyal readership. The loyal readership is very important.

  42. says

    Blogs are famous for search engine optimization, but it does not realise its full potential. Many blogs remain unupdated for a very long time and hence do not help in search engine rankings. An blog with frequent updates will help much better in SEO rather than a one without.

  43. says

    Wow! great post! Been doing an online freelance job for quite some time now..It’s small business which I started few years back. And a friend of mine recommended that I should do a little blog about my biz to promote a little..Been updating it from time to time to see who checks in and it’s doing great! This article is a plus advice for me. Thanks :)

  44. says

    Hi Laura,
    Well I have read your post rather late but I have experienced the first five points just as you have transcribed :)

    I started freelancing on a couple of web portals but I had nothing to showcase as every client would ask me to provide a writing sample. It was annoying that you write a sample specially for someone and then they don’t hire you. I had to spend a few bucks on the domain and hosting but the rewards were awesome.

    If you are a newbie freelancer, I second Laura’s opinion – get a blog today!

  45. says

    We actually built in a blog system into our portfolio system (http://www.brushd.com shameless plug) for artists so they can promote themselves without having to have an external blog, so I totally agree freelancers need to get themselves out there with a blog, it really helps people come back and check out your work!

  46. says

    I have to say that blogging as a freelancer can be really funny for all the comments. It’s not so funny if you get competitors beeing rude to you though :-(

    But overall: It’s fantastic :)

  47. says

    Blogs are famous for search engine optimization, but it does not realise its full potential. Many blogs remain unupdated for a very long time and hence do not help in search engine rankings. An blog with frequent updates will help much better in SEO rather than a one without.

    this has really helped me understand the whole process of blogging. It is important for clients or potential clients to have information like you can provide in a blogging atmosphere.

  48. says

    I’m finding all my clients through my freelance blog so it’s really important for me to get those customers I otherwise wouldn’t get. Twitter is also a related tool which I’m using to gather customers to my blog.

  49. says

    And if you can write about subjects that spark interest or go viral on the internet, well, you’ll be off to a really good start. This is especially true since most people now get their news and information through the internet or mobile phones. However, most people should keep in mind that blogs take a long time to build and get a loyal readership. The loyal readership is very important.

  50. says

    I’m finding all my clients through my freelance blog so it’s really important for me to get those customers I otherwise wouldn’t get.

    Twitter is also a related tool which I’m using to gather customers to my blog.

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  52. says

    great article! and i totally agree. i am a full-time freelance graphic designer and studio artist. when i began working for myself full time about 4 years ago, my blog helped give a personal touch to my creative work. i felt that it allowed the viewer to get to know the artist and give them an additional way to stay in touch. and it’s free! my blog : http://www.emilygalusha.wordpress.com

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  1. [...] Integrate Your Blog. While it is unwise to tweet your latest blog post every five minutes, which would have the opposite of the desired effect, Twitter is a fantastic way to bring new readers to your blog. For the freelancer, it is even more important because your blog can be a great tool to help potential connections and clients get to know more about you, your business and what you have to offer. Operating from the understanding that, as a freelancer, you can provide more personal service than most larger organizations or agencies, use your blog posts to share personal and professional insights that will help visitors gain confidence and interest in you. Then, of course, be sure to tweet your blog posts. I usually try to tweet my posts every three to four hours on the day of publishing, and then once a day thereafter for the next week or so. (If you don’t already have a blog for your freelance business, I highly recommend starting one.) [...]

  2. [...] Integrate Your Blog. While it is unwise to tweet your latest blog post every five minutes, which would have the opposite of the desired effect, Twitter is a fantastic way to bring new readers to your blog. For the freelancer, it is even more important because your blog can be a great tool to help potential connections and clients get to know more about you, your business and what you have to offer. Operating from the understanding that, as a freelancer, you can provide more personal service than most larger organizations or agencies, use your blog posts to share personal and professional insights that will help visitors gain confidence and interest in you. Then, of course, be sure to tweet your blog posts. I usually try to tweet my posts every three to four hours on the day of publishing, and then once a day thereafter for the next week or so. (If you don’t already have a blog for your freelance business, I highly recommend starting one.) [...]

  3. [...] Integrate Your Blog. While it is unwise to tweet your latest blog post every five minutes, which would have the opposite of the desired effect, Twitter is a fantastic way to bring new readers to your blog. For the freelancer, it is even more important because your blog can be a great tool to help potential connections and clients get to know more about you, your business and what you have to offer. Operating from the understanding that, as a freelancer, you can provide more personal service than most larger organizations or agencies, use your blog posts to share personal and professional insights that will help visitors gain confidence and interest in you. Then, of course, be sure to tweet your blog posts. I usually try to tweet my posts every three to four hours on the day of publishing, and then once a day thereafter for the next week or so. (If you don’t already have a blog for your freelance business, I highly recommend starting one.) [...]

  4. [...] Ссылайтесь на ваш блог. Но неразумно писать в Twitter каждые пять минут последние сообщения с вашего блога, иначе результат будет противоположенным нужному. Twitter является потрясающим способом привести новых читателей к вам в блог. Для фрилансера это еще более важно, потому что ваш блог может стать важным инструментом для создания новых контактов и поможет вашим клиентам узнать больше о вас, вашем бизнесе и том, что вы предлагаете. Как фрилансер, вы сможете предоставлять больше персональных услуг и профессионального подхода, что поможет вам посетителям приобрести некую уверенность и интерес к вам. Поэтому, безусловно, ссылайтесь на свой блог. Я обычно пытаюсь анонсировать в Twitter сообщения с моего блога каждые 3-4 часа в день публикации и потом раз в день в течении недели после публикации.(Если у вас еще нет блога о вашем фриланс-бизнесе – ре…) [...]

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