June 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm #37119
I currently Freelance (I do Graphic & Web Design) and I’m curious to see if there are any others in this community as well. I’d love to connect and chat! It’s a really difficult field as I’m learning, and the uncertainty is scary. Still, it is truly my passion so I’m sticking to it right now.
I’m not alone here, am I??
June 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm #37121
Hi Matt! I’m a freelance writer, and I’m pretty new at it. It can be challenging at times (as every job is), but I love it and can’t see myself doing anything else.
It’s so wonderful to find something you’re passionate about, isn’t it?You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
June 18, 2013 at 1:29 am #37133
Hey Matt and Madison! I am new to writing and looking for freelance work! I agree with both of you, if you are following your passion then where can you go wrong? I am a massive risk taker and believe in my dreams….. Hope you guys get yoursYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
June 18, 2013 at 1:34 am #37134
Hey Guys, I would recommend checking out my mate Sophie’s site: http://beafreelanceblogger.com/ she has list of people hiring for freelance/paid writing gigs..
Also I’ve found Odesk very helpful for find freelance people for all aspects of my business..
Hope thats useful… JoYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
June 18, 2013 at 6:49 am #37143
Jo, I’ve found that those sites, while offering tons of work, are nearly impossible to land gigs with! I’ve given a few different sites a chance, but I always get beat out on the jobs!!
The strategy I’ve found most successful is cold emailing. I’ll browse through different websites every day, say bakeries one day, fitness clubs the next- if it seems that a website is outdated and can be improved, I use whatever contact is available to email them and offer my services and how it can help their business.
I haven’t gotten a ton of work yet, but it has been the best strategy for me so far. Once you have clients, a ton of your work will be based on referrals!
PS- Great to meet all of you!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.