You might be new to freelancing or wanting to grow your existing client base.
As a freelancer, you know that one of the hardest things in your job is getting consistent work throughout the year.
As your own boss, it’s completely up to you to find clients.
In this blog, we provide our top tips for getting yourself in front of clients and securing work, from utilising freelance websites to signing up to exclusive freelancer networks.
1. Use Freelance Websites
There are several freelance websites with regular work being advertised, these are perfect for people just starting out in the world of freelancing.
Our website recommendations are:
Make sure you create profiles on these websites to allow clients to find you and easily see information about what you can offer.
TOP TIP: Include a portfolio of past work so clients can see first hand your skillset.
2. Use Social Media
Leverage your skills and make the most of social media to build your personal brand.
Another great tip is to connect with fellow freelancers.
Word of mouth is key in the freelancing world and you never know when your details could be passed on.
Ensure your profile is up to date and regularly create content to demonstrate your ability and skills.
Below are our top freelancer Facebook groups you should join:
TOP TIP: Create a discussion on Facebook groups and regularly engage with other people’s posts. This will help you to be a part of the freelance community and help you learn from others.
3. Reach Out To Potential Clients
Take control and reach out to brands and companies you’d like to work with.
This could be through emailing or by sending a simple LinkedIn message.
You could analyse what they are currently doing and suggest how they can improve, but make sure you deliver this in a positive way.
Another way to get in front of potential clients and develop relationships is to do some guest writing or creating some content for free. This will get your foot in the door and provide you with an opportunity to showcase your skills.
TOP TIP: Connect with potential clients on LinkedIn and stay up to date with industry trends. This will help you to keep your finger on the pulse and you’ll be able to spot opportunities quickly.
4. Network in Person
In-person events will begin soon when social distancing and rules allow (fingers crossed).
However, in the meantime network virtually by attending webinars and taking part in discussions on LinkedIn.
Even better if you can arrange to speak and give presentations. This will help to get your name out there and establish yourself within your industry.
Co-working spaces are also great for freelancers to network in person, not only can you meet new people and build relationships, but it also means you’re not alone..
It’s a win-win with plenty of options available across the country to suit your needs.
5. Sign Up To Our Exclusive Freelancer Network
Social Republic has a network of over 400 expert freelancers and are always looking for new talent to join.
The network is your republic, a place with no creative boundaries, a place to express yourself and be heard, a place where you can be you – whatever that may be.
If you want to work on mind-blowing campaigns, fill in this form today and start your freelancer journey with us today.
Will you be following these tips?