Hanging out my shingle.
June 12, 2012 10:54 AM Subscribe
I'm a NYC area freelancer and I'm running out of work at the end of the month. How can I make sure I've always got a gig going on?
posted by modernserf to Work & Money (5 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a jack-of-all-trades freelancer living in Brooklyn. I have designed websites, written corporate blogs and newsletters, organized webinars, edited video, created soundtracks... I have a wide range of skills. But I'm not an expert at any of these, and my experience has been that low-level jobs are mostly circulated via word-of-mouth and professional contacts, not by spamming resumes. So, I'd like some suggestions on how to do the following things:
- make more contacts, so I get more job offers
- develop my skills, so I am qualified for more work
- solicit work from my casual work contacts in a polite way, aka "network"
- meet other freelancers like myself to work on skills together and trade gigs