Every Startup business or freelance service provider has this question. How to find new clients? It is because the success or failure of a business depends on how it finds new clients. In this article we will be looking at ways how small business or freelance services providers can find clients.
With my own personal experience, when I first started my web services business, it was hard to find my first paying client. So, at the beginning I even offered my services for free in exchange for a referral or a testimonial. This strategy found me the opportunity to prove my services and build relationships with new clients. I still offer my service to many of them who are now my paying clients.
With much research on the web, I have found some of the best tips for acquiring new clients and I want to share these with you. These client acquisition strategies have been well tested by me and many others for performance.
The first one is from Ramit Sethi at I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
Ramit says, if you want to earn more you need to find your first 3 paying clients, and then you are ready to apply all the heavy marketing and other client acquisition strategies.
You can read his full article Get your first 3 paying clients
As you all know that, if getting clients were easy, then all the marketers would be out of business!!!! And I will also have had a hard time to do my consulting for local businesses to find more clients 🙂
To help you with your client acquisition strategy, there are 8 marketing tips provided by Jennifer Bourn At Bourn creative. These tips will help you attract more clients.
You can read the article here: 8 Marketing Tips to Help You Get More Clients
The most successful entrepreneurs or freelance service providers will tell you, that networking is the key to your success as an independent consultant or local business marketer. Following is a great article which gives you ten ways and the methods to network and yield quality clients and relationships for your business.
Whether you operate as a local business or just a freelancer who offers services to local businesses, you need to know How to Find Local Clients for Your Freelance Business.
Finally, adding more to what Ramit mentioned earlier in this article on how to get your first 3 paying clients , find your very first client by reading How to Find Your First Client