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How To Promote Your Freelance Work

Aug 17, 2007
Many people today are turning to freelancing as a means to make money from the comfort of their own home without the dangers of other home-based business opportunities. Freelancing allows you to be your own boss, set your own hours and rates, work from the comfort of your own home while still being probably the safest home-based business opportunity there is. The only thing is that many people do not know how to go about promoting their freelance work. How do you get freelance work at home jobs? In this article we are going to discuss a couple of methods you can go about promoting yourself and getting freelance jobs.

The first method you will probably want to use is freelance jobs boards such as freelanceworkechange.com, elance.com and guru.com. These freelance jobs boards are the easiest method of getting freelance work. You will just need to register with one or two of these sites, go on as often as necessary (usually daily to begin with) and bid on freelance jobs that you would be able to do and that look interesting to you. You should also have examples of work that you can show but after this you will just need to wait to hear from the person who is seeking the freelancer and see if you won the freelance project.

There are also a number of other websites that offer opportunities for freelancers and depending on the type of area that you are seeking freelance work in you may find websites that are dedicated to that type of freelance work, for example, there are many websites on the internet offering opportunities for freelance writers or photographers. Search for these websites and see what they are offering.

You could also start up your own website and advertise your freelance skills on your own website. If you do not have the web design skills needed to start up your own website then find someone who can work with you and help you to set up your website. This is a more difficult and time-consuming way to get freelance work as you will also need to promote your website but it can offer a lot of work once you have it up and running and if your promotion is successful.

Once again, depending on the area of your freelance work, you may wish to contact companies in your area and find out whether they are offering any opportunities for freelancers. If you are a writer, photographer or artist you may want to contact newspapers, magazines or book publishers to find out if they have any freelance work available for you.

There are a number of different ways you can go about promoting yourself to get more freelance work, the easiest is to start with freelance jobs boards and websites dedicated to your specific type of freelance work. The next thing you may want to do is start up your own website and then contact companies in your area who may commission freelance work in the area you are looking for. There is a lot of freelance work available out there but more and more people are starting to go into freelance work so you will want to promote yourself in the best way possible and using as many methods as necessary to bring in the amount of work that you require.
About the Author
Rob Palmer is the Editor of Freelance Work Exchange, the leading jobs site for contract professionals worldwide. Looking for a legitimate home business opportunity? Join Freelance Work Exchange for just $2.95 and get access to thousands of
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