Maybe you are just getting started. Or perhaps you are wanting to make a switch or find extra work. These tips for finding freelance work will help. No matter your motivation, the hardest part of being a freelancer is finding the work. To help you get going with your search, check out our tips for finding freelance work below.
If you are primarily looking for work through platforms like PeoplePerHour and Upwork, you might not think you need a website; your profile is good enough, right? Wrong. A professional website is still vital. First of all, some platforms allow you to link this website in your profile, making it easy for potential clients to learn more about you; even if they don’t, you can still give the name of your freelance business so they can Google it and find the site. But beyond that, with quality SEO, you can help clients find you without any third party involved.
In order to get jobs, you need to get noticed. By making yourself an active part of communities related to the work you want to do, people will take notice. It is important that you understand the group rules before you start, however, as many prohibit advertising. This means you need to be creative about how you get the attention you need.
Many companies are looking for freelancers rather than hiring on contract employees. This means that jobs sites are filled with freelance opportunities. If you want remote work specifically, simply set alerts for the type of work you want with the location set as “remote” and you will have jobs sent to your email each day. This jobs tend to be very competitive, so it may take a while to land a gig.
Your current clients have the potential to be your best source of new clients. Do not be afraid to ask them to put the word out, and even consider offering a reward for helping you land new clients, such as a discount on an assignment. This is the easiest and best way to grow your reach.