Hello, Digital Explorer.
Are you a fresher in the world of digital marketing?
Are you facing difficulty in landing your first freelance client?
Sometimes, it’s challenging. But don’t worry.
In the blog, we will discuss the five ways to help you get your first freelance client.
1. Search Local Clients Using Google Maps
Yes, you read it right. You can find your first prospect using Google Maps. As a fresher, it is advisable to pitch to the brands and companies that are residing in your city.
But, now you must be wondering, why?
There are two main reasons. Firstly, it is easy for a client to hire and trust you because you are from the same area. And secondly, it will help you in understanding their target audience better.
If you want to know the steps to search for a client using Google Maps, then you can refer to the following reel:
2. Connect With Other Freelancers for Referral
Referrals are a great way to land your first freelance client.
As a newbie, you can approach other established freelancers. You can ask them, “Is there any work where I can assist you? ”.
By doing so, you will gain some real experience, and it also helps you to make a valuable connection that might help you in the future.
You can also ask them if they can refer you to one of their clients or connections. And in return, you can pay 20 to 30% of your service charges. This approach will benefit both.
3. Ask for Help From Your Family, Friends, and Work Colleagues
Someone rightly said that “sometimes what you are looking for is right, in front of you. All you have to do is open your eyes and look around.”
There can be people within your family, friends, or connections who might be running a business. You can reach out to them. Tell them about your services and ask for opportunities.
4. Offer Some Competitive Advantages to the Client
Provide special bonus
Getting a first freelance client can be difficult if you offer the same services, in comparison, to someone who already has some experience. But don’t worry, you can still stand out. You can offer some special bonuses to your clients.
For example – if you are a content writer, you can also offer SEO marketing services to your first two or three clients. After all, who does not like such special offers?
Conduct Free Audit
As a beginner, you can also conduct free website, content or social media audit to help small businesses understand their mistakes and roadmap to grow.
In the counselling, you can discuss many topics.
For example – You can give tips and strategies related to growing your brand on social media or how to generate leads through email marketing, etc.
If business owners liked your tips during the workshop, they can also become your clients.
5. Select clients from the Same Industry
Choosing a client from the industry you have already worked in can give you an edge over others.
Now you might think, how?
Let’s understand this through an example.
Suppose you had earlier worked in an IT company as a developer. Now, you can approach other IT companies to provide your content writing services.
Since you have worked in the IT industry before, you will be considered someone who knows a lot about the subject and could get your first freelancing client .
You have made it to the end of this blog. Now, you are one step closer to entering this amazing world of digital marketing.
Following these steps, you will get your first freelance client within a few days. All you need is to have faith in yourself and put yourself out.
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Also, please ensure before following the steps you have to build your digital portfolio. If you want to know how to build a portfolio as a beginner, you can watch the following video.
All the best for your journey!
If you are looking for a content writer, then I can help you. Hi! I am Aparna Sharma, a content writer who can write any content. You can connect to me through email or Instagram.
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