Got a question in mind? Send your questions by replying to the newsletter (subscribe if you haven’t yet) or go to my Contact page for inquiries. You can also send me a message at Facebook.com/freelanceblend. In AskMarv sessions, I answer any question the best I can, as long as it’s related to freelancing, online business, or podcasting.
For FBP 140, I picked these two questions sent by our listeners and subscribers:
- Do I have to be online? Plus a series of questions on tools and choosing your niche
- What are techniques that I can do to attract more clients to hire me?
If you have the same questions in mind, download or watch this episode to get insights.
ONLINE ALL THE TIME
Ultimately, it depends on the type of freelancing job that you have. However, most of the freelancing jobs nowadays require you to be online whether for purposes of working, researching, or communicating with your client. If we strip freelancing down to the bare minimum requirements, it will be to have an internet connection and a computer.
Your client might require you to use tools such as:
- SaaS (Software as a Service) Tools:
- WordPress, Blogger, and other CMS (Content Management System) platforms for blogging
- Canva for designs
- Trello and Asana for reporting
- Time-tracking Tools: UpWork Tracker
- Communications: Slack, Skype
ATTRACTING MORE CLIENTS
You can’t be noticed if you’re not out there.
So my best advice to those who wish to get clients’ attention is to get yourself, at least your profile, out in the internet. Make sure to create a profile on freelancing marketplaces, on your website, and on social media platforms.
In your website and all your profiles, highlight your strengths and skills. Put yourself in your ideal client’s shoes and make sure your skills match what he needs. Next, ensure that you have a professional profile, with an appropriate profile photo and posts that are related to the industry that you are in. It’s time to clean up those rant posts and hide photos that you want to keep private.
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