The Practical Guide to Limited Company Tax
If you have chosen to operate your business as a limited com...
By Lynne Gowers on 27th February 2017
If you are reading this you have made the decision to ditch the 9 to 5 and put yourself out there as a freelancer in your chosen field.
Success in freelancing, like life, very much depends on how good a start you get. New freelancers have a lot to contend with; getting clients and keeping them happy as well as all the other day to day aspects of running a business.
Here are a couple of things to get your head around before you get started:
This is the best place to start. As a freelancer, you probably need a website, a logo, imagery, copywriting – everything to build your brand. So start here, and start with what you know- if you’re a designer, work on some personal designs; if you’re a copywriter, work on a blog; if you’re a web designer, create a killer website. And so on.
Reach out to, friends, local businesses or non-profit causes you support. Offer them some work in exchange for a testimonial, or at a reduced fee.
Send an email around to your friends, or make a Facebook post about your new venture. They may not need your services, but they might know someone who does. Likewise, spread the word to old colleagues, asking them to recommend you.
There are plenty of places online where you can connect with people who are looking for freelancers, as well as connecting with other freelancers who can help and advise you.
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