One of the toughest parts of freelancing, aside from dealing with your accounts and tricky clients, is finding work in the first place. Where do you start?
Here are just a few places to start looking:
- Social Media – through Twitter, Facebook, local networking groups and websites, Google+ and other social networks
- Online marketplaces – Peopleperhour, Fiverr and CreativePool
- Offline – networking events in your local area, co-working venues (check the Freelance Lifestyle Co-Working Map or the new selection of co-working spaces from Regus Connect)
- Referrals – Get in touch with your contacts, ask your Twitter friends for referrals and update your LinkedIn page with a request. Referrals are one of the best ways to get new business.