Author: Tatiana Rivers- Tati Rivs Social Media Marketing
Where Are All The Jobs?
If you have been considering freelancing or have just started out, you will run into the issue of where to find jobs. It isn’t enough to have good skills and a website, you need to look for potential clients too. Thankfully, if you are good at what you do, you will find that this process gets easier over time, especially if you get recommended. At some point, you may find you have too many clients banging on your door. Before you get there though, let’s go back to the beginning. We have listed our top places where you can go today to look for freelance jobs.
1. Freelance Sites
This is the most obvious place to look first. These sites are dedicated to listing jobs that need freelancers. They are highly competitive and it is not as easy as just simply applying for a job. You need a good portfolio, some patience and you need to apply often. It can be very time consuming in the beginning but if you do it enough something will bear fruit. Here is a list of some of the most popular freelance sites:
2. Classified Sites
Sites like Craig’s List often have jobs listed by business owners looking for help with projects. You can also put your own ad out, marketing your skills and services.
3. Linked In
As a professional networking site, Linked In can be a very effective way to get noticed. Having a good profile that you participate in regularly can open many opportunities. There are listings of businesses that are hiring and you can search potential clients and connect easily through Linken In.
4. Post It In Your Neighbourhood
Yes, the old school way of putting up a paper with contact information. If you are just starting out, you might want to canvass your own neighbourhood first. This can be very helpful if you are looking to work with small businesses too. Generally, small businesses can’t afford the head hunters and need to look to simpler methods of finding help with projects. A local freelancer might be just what they are looking for.
5. Local Facebook Groups
Facebook groups can be a great way to get in front of a target audience. Many forbid you to push your business but oftentimes they make an allowance for this once a month. You can always check with the admin first. Take a look at your target audience and think of groups they might want to join. Join the groups and then participate regularly to gain trust.
6. Advertise on Social Media
Social media ads can be very cost effective. If you have been using your social media to promote your skills as a freelancer (which you should be- See how to market yourself as a freelancer) then you might be ready to try an ad. Instagram ads can start as low as $7 and can get you in front of the audience you are looking for and that is looking for you.
7. Local Business Networking Events
Joining some sort of networking society is a great way to find clients. Thinking about your target market and places where they might join is a good practice to develop. Don’t forget to perfect your elevator pitch so that when you talk to a potential client, they know what you skills you can offer!
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