• Ash

How to Find Clients for Freelancing?

Updated: May 6, 2021




Freelancing has been a popular way to make money for many years.


But now, with the advent of globalization and the internet, freelancers have more opportunities than ever to find work around the world! There are still some challenges though.


So in this blog post, we'll cover a few, high-impact ways you can get international clients for your freelance business.


First things first, there's nothing (absolutely nothing stopping you from going international).


If you have the 5 S (like Saina Nehwal's ethos): Stamina, Speed, Skill, Strength, and Spirit, you are all good to make a killing with freelancing.


Whether you are freelancing as a writer, illustrator, graphic designer, web developer, or virtual assistant, these tips will apply:


Get your own platform: This is your home


You are a freelancer; you are a digital entrepreneur. This automatically means that you should have your own blog (professionally done, with your own domain name. Get some deals and discounts here). Then, get published at a few publications with your name (and photo) showing.


  • If you are a writer, you'll showcase your blog posts as your work. The key is to be self-published. All on your own. You can also request other bloggers and publications to publish on their sites with your byline.

  • Illustrator? Start a website (see below) and showcase your illustrations.

  • Web developer? Build out live projects around your own ideas. Just look at how many developers start projects on ProductHunt.


Some really inexpensive ways to start your web presence is by using the following platforms:


Wix

Mozello

Carrd


Slightly more expensive (but well worth the money) options are: Webflow and

the self-hosted version of WordPress if you want to go down that route.