Even with your site up and running and your freelance talents at the ready, using the Web to get clients may not be the easiest thing ever. Part 6
gives some marketing tips for driving traffic to your site. Outside of standard marketing, you're going to want to take a proactive approach to getting yourself out there, including performing the following steps:
- Put up and reply to ads on Craigslist.com
. Now that Craigslist has stopped running ads for call girls, you might think there's no longer any point in going to that site. Well, you'd be wrong! Turns out the perennial classified ad site provided more than just an hour of fun to desperate men. It's also a great resource for connecting freelancers with clients! Use this as one of your main sources of marketing by putting up ads announcing your services (along with a link to your site) in the Services section of a bunch of different cities. Also, check the Gigs section, read some of the ads that people place who are looking to hire freelance help, and reply to the ones that are the best fit.
- Post ads on freelance-specific sites, such as elance.com