Category Archives: Referrals

6 Basic Social Media 'No Nos' that are Stopping Freelancers from Winning Clients 6 Basic Social Media 'No Nos' that are Stopping Freelancers from Winning Clients

January 6, 2012 by

We all know that there is plenty of value to be extracted out of social media platforms as a freelancing hero. If you get it just right, you can use social networks as a solid source of wonderful long-term clients. Google+ for example, is one platform that has a lot of potential for finding new connections to turn into clients.

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How to Quickly Regain Your 'Work Slump' Imbalance How to Quickly Regain Your 'Work Slump' Imbalance

July 4, 2011 by

A couple of weeks ago I’d got back from holiday, and after a few days with no paid work, especially after an absence, I was beginning to get concerned.

When I thought about it, I knew the reason why I wasn’t getting any commissions. Being away for a while meant I was not in any potential prospect’s field of vision (on their minds). Because I had not been talking with prospects or people in the industry for a while, and wasn’t updating my work and generally networking; online and offline. I was out of sync with my industry.

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Why a Sales Cycle is Crucial in Getting More Work Over Time Why a Sales Cycle is Crucial in Getting More Work Over Time

May 22, 2010 by

A lot of independent creative professionals, who have a service and even products to offer, might find occasional success in getting paid work and selling products.

This might be all good and well, but if you have any interest in staying afloat in the industry over a substantial period of time, it is essential to understand a system that allows for winning new projects and selling products regularly over the long term.

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How to Get More Referrals So You Get More Work How to Get More Referrals So You Get More Work

January 4, 2010 by

The key to self promotion, and ultimately getting more work as a creative, lies in getting plenty of referrals.

A referral is when your services are advertised for you through word of mouth through other people. For example, someone might have stumbled on your online portfolio, seen the quality and the professionalism behind your work and told a friend they knew who subsequently hired you.

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Using Key Influencers to Step Up Your Self Promotion Strategy Using Key Influencers to Step Up Your Self Promotion Strategy

November 5, 2009 by

The Internet has only very recently opened up a new kind of opportunity for creatives and others, that hasn’t really been seen before.

With the web’s ability to link together people who can interact (key word here) in constantly growing online networks, the knowledge, expertise and support of people, along with their pre-established networks has never been more accessible.

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