When you just start out freelancing, one of the things you’re gonna be focused on is in finding clients. You’re also going to be focused on getting the work done. Pretty soon, you’ll be finding it increasingly difficult to pitch for work and keep on top of the already steady stream you already have.
So why would you need to invest in finding more clients?
In this fun post, I’ll show you why!
1. You haven’t seen the light of day in forever…
2. Your current client pool is driving you cray-cray!
3. Clients? What do they look like...
4. Your email inbox looks like a barren wasteland...
5. You accidentally gave your clients your mobile (cell) number!
6. You haven’t been paid for your last 3 jobs
7. Did you say you hadn’t seen the light of day in forever?!
8. It's been a week since you sent your last 'pitch' email out
9. Your friends no longer remember what you look like
10. You just fired ALL your clients!
In all seriousness though, if any of the above resonates with you, then taking a look at your business and the way that you deal with clients is important—if only for your own sanity.
Working with clients doesn't have to be hard, you just have to set boundaries in the beginning and ensure you use contracts that outline EVERYTHING, including when and how you'll be paid.
Freelancing is a great way to test the waters on new skills you're developing and is also a great way to decide whether it's something you want to do long term.
Set yourself up for success from day dot and you'll continue down this path with a skip and a hop and a big smile on your face, because you did everything the right way!
Comments, thoughts, feedback? I'd love to hear from you!