Being a freelancer is always amazing and rewarding. But not for someone who starts as a beginner.
If you’re reading this guide, you probably are a beginner as a freelancer. Hey, don’t worry! Just chill out.
Before you think it’s hard than harder to find new freelancing clients that can get you started, I want to tell you that you’re a beginner.
And as they say – no beginner knows how it works, but figures it out!
If someone had told you that it’s difficult to find new clients, that’s not true!
Because in this guide, I’m going to reveal the TOP SECRETS to get your new freelancing clients as fast as a bird (in just two steps).
I’m excited to share the value with you. Let’s dive right into it.
Step #1: Build Your Authority
Hey, don’t worry about that much. When I say the word authority, I don’t mean you to apply for being a country’s president. All I’m saying is that you have to have an impressive presence.
And nothing can beat having a professional website for yourself when it comes to impressing people.
Whether you’re a writer, a designer, a programmer, a copywriter, a marketer, a social media manager, data scientist, or something else, you’ve gotta show people that you’re an expert to win the trust over others.
When you have a cool website describing your services and portfolio, no one can deny your pitch.
Because that shows you’re a trustworthy person and an expert as well.
The majority of the people don’t have a website set up for their business for showcasing their work. And the ones that do, win!
I’m not saying this because I head someone else saying it, it’s my personal experience. I was fortunate enough to know that having a website is crucial.
And within a week of running my website, I started getting results. You can see my week results right below:
Yeah, I know I worked for cheap but I deliberately did that. It’s because I wasn’t confident enough and wanted to gain more and more experience.
But this simple and small example proves that websites are influential.
If you’re wondering about hiring another developer to develop a website or something like that, stop it!
I already have the solution for you so that you can create a website in minutes at the price of a Cinnamon Dolce Latte Tall from Starbucks.
All you have to do is watch this little video and take the steps.
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Great, now you’ll have to add your photos and work sample to your website – which is again hardly a matter of an hour.
Tip: Don’t create a website with too many pages. Just create one or two at maximum.
Now that you have a website, the next thing you’re going to want to do is finding the right clients.
Great, let’s get on with this…
Step #2: Finding The Right Clients
This is again many new freelancers get wrong. What they do is go and register to sites like Upwork and Fiverr, and start living like a slave.
On top of that, you’re rewarded with a 10-20% reduction in income as well. What a wonder!
I did this same exact mistake but as I was taking a course already, I just stayed on Upwork for a month or two and then left it forever.
They’re never going to favor you. then it doesn’t matter you’re wrong or right.
So, what you have to do instead is find clients yourself. And you know what, there’s no better place than LinkedIn to find your clients.
I’ll share my exact same method.
This is going to require a little bit of research and work but once you get your first three or four clients, you keep on growing.
So, the first thing you need to do is navigate to LinkedIn. If you aren’t already using LinkedIn, then you can sign up just like any other social media website.
Once you’re signed up, create a professional profile that people would love to discover/learn more about.
Yeah, just like this one…
After you’ve finished editing your profile, the next thing you’ve got to do is navigate to the search bar, and type in the ideal job title of your clients.
Let’s say you run Facebook ads for restaurant owners. What you’re going to do is go ahead and type ‘restaurant owners’, and press enter.
Once done, you’ll need to sort the results by groups via filters. Just like shown below:
When done, you’ll be provided with the top groups that contain people who own restaurants.
Now, what you can do is, request to join each of these groups by showing yourself a legit and valuable person.
Once approved, you’ll go back to your website, and write an article or two on ‘how to get more customers to your restaurant business with Facebook ads’ or something similar. You’ll need to write the article according to your services.
Next, you’ll check out people’s profiles and then send them an invitation to connect.
Just a simple invitation to connect with your note. Be straightforward. Don’t hide the reason you want to connect with them.
Here’s a script that works well for beginners:
Hope you’re doing great at business. I help businsses just like you get more customers through [Services].
Just shared some cool insights that can help resturant owners get more customers fast.
Feel free to check it out [Here]
There’s no perfect script because every industry is different. But you kinda get the point.
You’ll do it 10-20 times a day with different people. Now that they know you can really help their business grow for you have shared free value with them in the first place, they’ll want to work with you for sure.
And when you give them the results they want, they’ll tell other people about your business or you can ask them to do that too!
This is where the chain will start and you’ll start getting serious clients whom you’ll be able to charge whatever you want.
That’s how you get new clients with LinkedIn. The same story goes with Facebook and Instagram as well.
By the way, here’s a video explaining you another fantastic way for the same:
Here’s a bonus video for you about getting consistent clients with freelancing.
I hope this article helped you out and also saved your time.
If you have any questions, just comment down below and I’ll make sure I respond to them.