Today, we’re talking all about how to find freelance clients. I’m joined by Amanda Cross of The Happy Arkansan and AmandaCross.co, a fellow freelancer who knows her stuff.
We’re sharing all the best tips and tricks to find the right clients. From cold pitching to message boards, we’re explaining everything.
If you’re ready to get to the next step of freelancing, you’ve come to the right place. Finding the right clients can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Listen to the full episode here, or use the player below.
What You Need First
Before you can start finding the right clients, you need a few things. Namely, you need to be taken seriously. That takes a bit of prep work no matter your experience level. The good news is you can get set up without spending a lot of money or time.
What you need to start getting clients as a freelancer:
- Self-hosted website
- References (optional, but helpful)
- Social media profiles optimized for your niche and specialty
- A niche!
From there, it’s time to find the right clients as a freelancer.
Where to Find Clients Currently Hiring?
First, you can look in all the likely places to find clients who are currently hiring. These are businesses or entrepreneurs who already know they need a freelancer. They’re actively searching, and these are the easiest gigs to find. However, note that the competition can be fierce, even for experienced freelancers.
Where to find clients hiring freelancers right now:
- Job sites (Indeed, etc)
- Industry boards (Problogger for writers, etc)
How to Find Clients to Cold Pitch
Last but not least, we talk about where to find clients to cold pitch. This means these clients might not be actively searching for a freelancer, but they still might be open to your services. As always, be sure to do your research.
- Angel List
- Social Media
- Local publications
Listen to the Full Episode
Are you ready to take the next steps? Listen to the full episode for the full list of resources, tips, and strategies to find the best clients as a freelancer.
Don’t wait around for clients to come to you! Go out there and find the best clients yourself! Knowing how to find freelance clients is key to growing your business. Higher paying gigs are right around the corner.