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Where on Earth Am I Going to Find My First Clients?

by Laura Spencer
on December 16, 2012

in Freelancing Basics Marketing

Learn how to earn $125 or more per hour as a freelancer – Free Test Drive

As a new freelancer, you’re ready to go. You’ve got your laptop ready and your Internet connection set up. You may have even created a freelancer website for yourself.

But one thing is missing–clients.

Finding clients is one of the biggest struggles that freelancers face. In this post, I’ll share four techniques for finding your first clients.

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Who Can Be Called a “Freelancer?”

by Laura Spencer
on December 11, 2012

in Freelancing Basics

Learn how to earn $125 or more per hour as a freelancer – Free Test Drive

The term “freelancer” is tossed about quite a bit–but do you really know what it means?

There are lots of posts and articles about the growing popularity of freelancing, but not everyone means the same thing when they say “freelancer.”

Should everyone who works from home be called a freelancer? Are all entrepreneurs freelancers? What about online store owners–are they all freelancers too? Can just anyone be a freelancer?

In this post, I’ll explore the definition of freelancing. I’ll list eight professions that lend themselves to freelancing. Then, I’ll discuss 11 common characteristics that many (but not all) freelancers share.

At the end, feel free to chime in with your own thoughts about who should be called a freelancer.

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