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7 Alternative Ways to Hunt for Freelance Clients

BIT.LY/FREELANCESOS 7 Alternative WAYS TO HUNT FOR FREELANCE CLIENTS It's a great time to become a freelance designer. Never before have there been so many ways to reach out and secure your first dream clients. The problem is, so many designers take the easy option by pitching for the same jobs online and competing on price rather than talent. Find out how you can avoid the race to the bottom. How many freelancers are looking for work? RIGHT NOW! OVER 65,000 FREELANCE DESIGNERS LOOKING THATS A WHOPPING FOR WORK IN THE UK 40% INCREASE SINCE 2005! RIGHT NOW! 4% 95% 1% 4% Competition 95% Competition 1% Competition comes comes comes from from from Within EU Within UK Outside EU WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR PLATFORMS FOR FINDING WORK? 180,000 FREELANCERS *PPH.COM * PPH.COM = PEOPLEPERHOUR.COM ELANCE.COM 2 MIL FREELANCERS 400,000 FREELANCERS GURU.COM 99DESIGNS.COM 276,770 FREELANCERS 162,824 FREELANCERS DESIGNCROWD.COM 5,000 FREELANCERS MICROLANCER.COM ARE WE ALL CHASING THE SAME CARROT? TRY THESE ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO FIND HIGH PAYING CLIENTS THESE ADVERTS ARE CHEAP NO-ONE IS TARGETING THESE KEYWORDS STEALTH ADVERTISING Stalked by Stork WANT This is a great way to get the Chances are, they will click attention of your dream client. Take out super cheap Google ORK Now!! through. Make it personal. For example, "Hi (Add Name), I'm a AdWords and make an advert designer you need to hire. Click that speaks to that person. here to find out why". Direct RESDENT BROOKLUN Every client has an ego and will google themselves from time to them to your website but make sure to make a welcome time. When they do, they will message explaining why they see your advert and their name. should hire you. Rep GET A Freelancing sometimes means wearing many different hats. This can often get in the way of the market - like an agent (not doing what you love - designing. One of the best things you can do necessarily the hollywood kind). You AGENTS AREN'T JUST FOR ' really only need to find some bright ARTISTS, WRITERS AND ACTORS for your business to help accelerate landing your next client is get a rep. spark who can follow your script, make some calls and set up some This is someone to represent you to appointments. You handle the rest. Video Pitching They say that people judge one introduction with a short demo of another in a matter of seconds. your website. It's much easier for T II DOESN'T HAVE That can often be the difference clients to get a sense of who you between winning your next big are and what your work is like. Plus TO BE HOLLYWOOD, JUST GOOD ENOUGH! project or another quiet month. you will naturally stand out from Try sending a personalised video the crowd. CHECK YOUR CLIENT'S r BUSINESS VITALS OFFER design HEALTH CHECKS of charge. You can identify key problems and suggest alternatives. It's quick, offers immediate value and This is a good idea in combination with video. For example, if you are a website designer, try offering a potential client's website a health check and send them the video free positions you as an expert. It's also a great way to get noticed. MAKE A DAILY CALL SCHEDULE AND TRY TO STICK TO IT Call MAKE THAT Remember that thing sitting on designers may struggle with your desk? Well, pick it up! cold calling but a speculative call Designers are so reliant on sending to a targeted client asking if they emails, they often overlook the would like a coffee and to see simplest and most effective way to your work is still one of the most reach out for new business. Many powerful ways to get new business. SO DAMIN EASY A MONKEY CAN DO IT! Social Search! It's obvious but many freelance matter how good you are. Do a designers simply go to online job search through Twitter to find new sites and send in applications projects. For example, type "web directly. Big mistake. Clients designer needed" or "web design become overwhelmed by the wanted", you can quickly identify volume of applicants and can new project opportunities and overlook you and your work, no send them a link your website. CREATE CONTENT Content is still King. Google Becoming a relied upon expert have made it clear - the future of by providing insight into your the web is quality content. industry will make you become However, due to the amount of a trusted advisor. For example, data out there, it's often really if you are a designer who works difficult for employers to get for estate agents, research access to the right data. This online to find what their TIME TO POWER UP THE LAPTOP? gives you a great opportunity to competition is doing creatively offer more value to pote and send them a newsletter clients. You have much to prove reporting on it. Give first, then as an unsolicited supplier. ask of their business. BUY THE BOOK FREELANCE Thanks for reading this infographic. 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7 Alternative Ways to Hunt for Freelance Clients

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From My New book - It’s a great time to become a freelance designer. Never before have there been so many ways to reach out and secure your first dream clients. The proble...


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