How to do Self-Promotion As a Freelancer?

image Self promotion is basically the only way to start off a freelancing career. An effective self promotion with efficient work output can really give a strong boost to the career. This article will give some good tips on self promotion issues.

Distribute Freebies

Travel a bit where you can find a gathering of potential custome. Offer them a leaflet or some free samples of your work. Give your name card too. Check out how LiewCF got his free name card for free.

Take Assistance

Try to be in good terms with the neighboring non-competitors business owner. Try to exchange information and business cards with them, see if they are willing to advertise your product or service.

Offer a Referral Incentive Program

Offer a referral incentive to the customer in the form of a gift such as a gift certificate, discount in future work, etc. This can be really handy at times.

Arrange a Contest

Stage some kind of a contest among your customers with grand prizes. This will really excite them and will help to propel your name. Promote your contest through newspaper, flyers or radio stations.

Directory Listing

Don’t forget to list your company in all proper directory listings, both in the free ones, and if you can afford, the paid ones as well.

Use your Dress Up

Create T-Shirts, hats to display your business and company information. Wearing this will help you in advertising even if you are just walking somewhere. Just to share, we just printed a T-Shirt for AsiaPartTime :)

Sponsor Charity Events

By sponsoring to some charity, you will not only get a PR for your business but also in effect, will contribute to a noble cause.

Involve Yourself in Social Groups

Try to get involved in local financial and commerce related groups, and do not waste any chance of networking there. From there you will end up having more referrals.

Show up in Trade Shows

Whenever an opportunity arises about participating in a trade show, grab that, it is a great way to promote yourself in a rapid style.

Keep in Touch With Other Freelancers

Make friendship with them, so that they will remember you as a friend and can safely redirect works that they are not able to complete.

Blog Contribution

Visit different blogs and put thoughtful and intelligent comments. This way you will be able to attract people and redirect them to your blog or web site.

Service Exchange

Offer a local business some free service in exchange of advertising your posters or business cards.

By following these tips, a successful self-promotion framework can be developed and used to a greater advantage.

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Comment by Kaeden
2012-01-29 11:47:45

Wait, I cannot fathom it being so strigahtfowrard.

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