Finding it tough to identify paying clients? Here are four tips to get you started.
As a freelance writer, I know firsthand how hard it can be to identify quality clients.
And while you may begin your freelance career praying for any paying client, after a while, you’ll want to transition to higher-paying and more reliable clients.
Here’s the good news: High-quality, long-term client partnerships exist.
If you have a product or service that is done with excellence, you can bet that there are clients out there looking for you.
Here are four quick tips to help you find and secure your perfect freelance client:
1. Network with Similar Freelancers:
Conferences, conventions, and other types of professional meetups provide great opportunities to connect with like-minded freelancers who can offer insights into the clients they have previously worked with.
Plus, chances are you’ll be able to find other freelance professionals who can give you tips and advice on approaching potential clients.
It doesn’t even have to be related to your niche or industry. I recently spent some time in San Francisco at an AI developers conference in hopes of rubbing shoulders with some industry startup founders who may be looking for a copywriter.
I walked away with a few solid leads and two meetings scheduled for the following week.
2. Utilize Online Freelance Platforms:
There are tons of websites these days that offer freelance opportunities, making it easier than ever to find new clients.
Some platforms even make connecting with potential customers as easy as creating an account, completing a profile, and bidding on projects. Some of the top platforms include Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com.