Everyone’s A Freelancer

January 25, 2009 at 3:07 am 2 comments

Have you recently received a call from a former co-worker or friend to let you know that, “I’m out on my own so let me know if you need a [insert specialty here] contractor”? Get Ahead of the Pack

Just five months ago there were plenty of freelance opportunities all over the country.  I was able to bounce around craigslist, from state to state, and find all kinds of lucrative opportunities.  Not anymore, Monty! [George Carlin]

Fewer opportunities and a glut of “experts” in the market have created great uncertainty for solo business owners who have typically been able to maintain a steady stream of clients through simple word-of-mouth referrals.  Now is the time to use your client  portfolio and references to differentiate yourself from the newbies.

So, don’t position yourself as a social marketing guru or Web 3.0 visionary.  Just tell stories of measurable impact you have had on the growth of your customers’ business.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cemanthe  |  June 24, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Hi there!

    This is a great post and blog!
    May I re-blog this specific post inculding a link back to your blog for my readers? I think there is synergy in what we do and they’d find your blog quite useful!

    Please let me know, thank you 🙂
    Cemanthe
    The Small Business Angel

    http://www.TheSmallBusinessAngel.com

    Reply
    • 2. thesmallbiznest  |  June 24, 2009 at 11:49 am

      Please feel free to re-post and I’ll put a link to your blog on my blog list.

      Reply

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