Freelancers always seem to discuss clients whenever they get together. This tendency can be a wise decision in the long haul, especially if you are speaking with freelancers in the same area. For example, a certain client likes to talk freelancers into dropping their prices for the first few projects and then refuses to talk about paying a little more down the road.

There will fewer freelancers who fall for this gig because they already know all about it due to the fact that they have talked about it with other freelancers. It isn’t always bad news though, talking with other freelancers about clients can also help you to know which ones to make a huge effort to be hired by. You can also get together with other freelancers in your area and take on group projects.

It can be important to meet freelancers who actually live in the same area, geographically. While a significant number of clients are found online, the majority are still found locally through networking.

Freelance friends will support you in areas where other friends will not be able to. When looking for support in the business of freelancing it is important to look to several other freelancers. While one person may be able to help you find health insurance, another will help you find new clients. By talking to several people at once you can get phone numbers for health insurance, new freelancing skills to try out, and a list of new prospects all in one short conversation.

It is easier to meet other freelancers in some areas then it is in others. For example, in some towns there are monthly meetings designed just for freelancers to mingle. It really is worth it to find out where the freelancers in your town are, if there is no designated meeting time and place, take it upon yourself to make one. Recruiting just a few off of a social networking site will give you a starting point to discuss important freelancing topics.

Source by Jason Stockman

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