If you have been a freelancer for a long time, you know that finding freelance work can be a challenge. You would rather spend all of your time servicing your clients, but the reality is at least a small portion of your time should be spent applying and searching for new clients.
We have come up with the best ways to get freelance work online and even included some tips so you can focus more on servicing clients and less on prospecting.
Your Freelance Work Should Be Your Main Priority
When you first start out, unfortunately, you don’t have any clients and are desperate to start working. As soon as you find enough clients to hit your income goal for that month, and feel you can provide high-quality service you want to make your current clients your main priority.
Focus on delivering great service that makes your clients comfortable and wanting to come back to you for future projects. An important note is to ask for referrals.
After closing a client for the work you will be doing and collecting payment upfront (you should do always do this), ask if they have other people they would like to refer services to.
Word-of-mouth even today is still often the primary way many businesses and freelancers receive clients. Make sure to deliver high-quality service so you can expect to hear from them.
Use Freelancer Job Boards
You can find opportunities for freelance gigs from many online job boards. It takes time to search through each job board to find opportunities relevant to your skills and then apply.
Fun fact: Our online course has a class where we show you how to make this process simple by setting up your email to receive opportunities as frequently as you desire.
Here is a list of the top sites for freelance work online:
There are many other job sites for freelancers, yet these are the main ones. If you already know the specific services you would offer, you may find job boards specifically for your service, such as allfreelancewriting.com.
Reach out to your Network
Another great way to get freelance work is by using social media. You have two main options. You can post on your personal account that you are now offering freelance services and encourage people to message you for pricing.
Another way to use social media is through groups of people with similar interests. The problem is there are many groups of people who will spam their services. We have created a private group of quality freelancers that you can access if you are enrolled in the Freelancer Masterclass.
Depending on how developed you are as a freelancer will determine how much of each method you will see results from. The import thing is to start applying to as many gigs as soon as you can and make sure to do great work for your customers.
If you are interested in taking freelancing seriously and want to make 6-figures doing it, you can check out our course here.