At last year’s Creative Freelancer Conference, there was an attendee named Lauren Hybinette. She was employed by a company at the time, but she had an epiphany that made her decide, then and there, that she wanted to be self-employed.
Where is Lauren one year later? Find out. Read this blog post from Bryn Mooth on the HOW Design Blog:
http://blog.howdesign.com/how-conference/catching-up-with-a-creative-freelancer/listen to the interview I did with her where she talks about:
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Designer (and Creative Freelancer Conference veteran), Charlene Tiedemann, was getting bits and pieces of work, but struggling with how to get more clients and how to become the boss. She didn’t know who the clients were, where they were, or how to get to them.
Six months later, she said, “Meeting people and having a strategy to meet people were my biggest challenges. I had no idea how to get clients. They’re just people, and they’re all out there, and they need me, but I had no idea how to find them. Now I’m calling people and I’m finding more people… It’s like a gold mine. I keep digging and digging and finding more people.”
During those 6 months, she did the Marketing Mentor Beginner Marketing Group and not only found her prospects but also found her positioning as The Loop Design Studio and revamped her web site (see it here: www.theloopdesignstudio.com).
Charlene’s challenge is a very common one, so I interviewed her for the podcast, in which she shares:
Plus, she has a bit of advice to any creative freelancer just starting out, or anyone who needs more work and don’t know what to do.
If you need to figure all this out for yourself, the Beginner Marketing Group might be right for you. Next group begins the week of April 18.
Direct outreach works. Here’s proof. Eric Koby from fatrabbit CREATIVE talked about his direct outreach efforts (on his Advanced Marketing Group phone call), and he's given us permission to share it. Listen here...