How to get more freelance projects?

almost 7 years ago from Kubilay Sapayer, UI / UX Designer

  • Joe ShoopJoe Shoop, almost 7 years ago

    Its all about your network. Maintain friendly relationships with people you work with, and maintain an image of yourself as available for freelance work.

    Even if you don't have time to work on projects yourself - you can always refer them to another freelancer you know. You want people to think of you as a resource they can reach out to when they have a project, and you want them think of you when they are asked "Do you know any freelancers?"

    I haven't bothered with the freelance gig sites or anything where you are bidding relatively anonymously - they all treat design like a commodity, and focus too much on price, which you want to avoid. People (and therefore businesses) would rather work with someone who is expensive but reliable, than work with someone new who is unproven.

    3 points