Finding work

How to find work: referrals

I’m systematically working through all 10 ways I find freelance work, unpacking the details of how to approach each item on the list. I’ve already covered listings, magnetism, and asking. Now it’s time for a classic: referrals. Referrals are one of the major engines of a successful freelance career, and getting good ones should never be …

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Striking out for freelance gulch: An extended metaphor for starting a freelance career

Perhaps you live in the big city of corporate workplaces. Things are logical and centrally planned, you’re told what to do and when to do it, you receive money for going through motions, and everything is calm and predictable. Your decision-making power is limited; it may even be nonexistent. Your employers like it that way. …

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