I’m very excited about what Google+ can offer freelancing pros in terms of building and engaging with networks of people, winning clients and organising things.
So much so, that I’ve compiled this handy little list, not intended to scare, just to get people thinking about what they might be missing out on by not throwing themselves into the Google+ social theatre. That includes you.
There are many opportunities right now to earn money doing freelancing writing jobs, if anything to supplement the freelance work you are doing at the moment. I know how hard it is right at this moment to get regular clients and regular income, but if you have a knack with writing, you could make some nice earnings to fill in any gaps.
As a freelancer, you’re a small business owner. Whether you’re a writer, a performer or a web site designer, all freelancers need to track their performance in monetary terms in order to make appropriate business decisions and to accurately report their income to the taxing authorities.
Yes, those of you strongly against the concepts of ‘crowdsourcing’ and stout defenders of the rights of creative professionals may cringe at the idea of a post advocating the contribution of imagery to stock sites.
There is no question that a dilemma exists over the need for creative professionals to create time and space for working on amazing and high quality projects and the existence of an endless stream of distraction, both from the world around us and through the internet.
It’s often worth thinking about how to use the web to make extra income when you aren’t working on commissions or with clients. The internet is a great source of sites through which you can make some extra cash.
I think it’s safe to say that most of us find ourselves in front of a computer screen for up to very periods everyday. This has been a personal concern of mine for some time when I think about how much time in a lifetime I might be transfixed to the screen, though I don’t think for many of us there is much of an alternative available as yet.
Building a network of contacts, whether clients, other professionals in your industry or advisers, is a vital element of your life as a successful creative freelancer. The larger your network of useful people, who can provide new jobs, advice and support, the more opportunities will come your way.
Back from a long break in Japan and Korea, I’m ready to get back into sharing more online self promotion ideas with all of you!
Today’s article clarifies using MySpace as one base from which to effectively promote your services and products, and to eventually create and build large networks of relevant people, which is described in detail in my new ebook on self promotion.
As creative professionals, we are constantly met with obstacles that challenge our motivation to market ourselves effectively.
Whether it’s lacking energy and focus, or believing that we are “not good enough” in the face of competitors, our drive to take action in promoting ourselves and the work we do can sometimes take a beating.