Freelancing starts with a dream, but without real paying clients that dream will only exist in your imagination.
Knowing how to get clients as a freelancer is often the biggest barrier to entry. How do you attract clients to your solo business? How do you avoid spending countless hours and dollars on marketing with nothing to show for it?
We're covering a few techniques you can use to market yourself as a freelancer and start earning revenue with minimal investment:
Freelance Speak's exclusive mega list of freelance opportunities
There's more to the freelance world than coding and designing websites. In today's digital economy, the various ways to freelance continue to push the boundaries of freelancing as we know it.
In fact, it's estimated that within 10 years, nearly half the workforce in the U.S. will be freelancers if current trends sustain.
It might seem far fetched, until you start thinking outside the box about what types of work could potentially be outsourced to freelancers.
If you're tossing around the idea of freelancing but aren't sure how to best translate your skills, this mega list of 50 ways to freelance might be all the inspiration you need:
Fiverr is quickly becoming a hot spot for new and seasoned freelancers alike. This platform allows you to promote your services for free and connect with clients actively searching for what you do. When someone "hires" you for a project, Fiverr takes a small portion of your earnings.
But is this mega platform all it's chalked up to be? Can Fiverr help you become a profitable freelancer? Or, are you better off promoting your services elsewhere?
Here's everything you need to know about putting your freelancing services on Fiverr:
One of the hardest things about starting a freelance marketing career is earning clients. No business survives without income, and the sooner you can land paying clients the more momentum you'll build.
But where do you start looking for clients and how can you convince them you're worth what you're charging?
Take it from a fellow freelancer who had to figure out this very conundrum.
Successful freelancing is all about getting the right exposure to build your brand and credibility. Posting as a guest on a blog can help you get your name and expertise in the digital space and show people you know what you're talking about - even if you're not a blogger!
But where do you find such opportunities?
We've compiled a massive list of 74 blogs and websites that accept guest posts. Find your industry or niche, click the link, read the guidelines, and send your pitch (or post). If you get accepted - we love backlinks :)
Here we go: