Raise Your Rates to New Clients
You must raise your rates to the new clients and you should keep a lower price strategy for old clients up to a certain time period. This would help in retention of old clients while new will also be attracted by growing reputation.
You Must Grow Your Network
Job of a freelancer is such that if he or she is an introvert, the work is bound to suffer. You will have to step out of your limited friend circle and will have to grow your network. This will eventually work well to promote your work.
Be Easily Available on Your Website
Check your website throughout the day. Be easily available to your clients. The moment they try to approach you, reply to their email. Unanswered e-mails will create a negative impression.
Be Flexible to Bring Changes
Ask your old clients regularly if they are facing any kind of problem with your work. If changes are required don’t follow a rigid attitude. Be flexible enough to bring changes according to their demands. This will prove lucrative in the long run.
Stop Waiting and Worrying for Client Responses
Concentrate on your work completely. Don’t worry what others are thinking about your work. Just go ahead with your work. Everything will turn out right in the end.
Send Multiple Ideas to Your Clients
You must send multiple ideas to your clients at a time. This will make them know that you are multi-dimensional. This would show your creativity to them and they will then directly approach you if some new project comes up. Clients love freelancers who work according to their requirements.
Do More Research Work
In order to search for more clients, you will have to research more. Large number of websites should be consulted and checked regularly. Then you have to listen to their requirements and work accordingly.
These were some of the things, which from my point of view every freelancer should do now and forever. These all might not apply well for all, but few of them might help you to enhance your work. Every freelancer is not an expert in the beginning, in fact he or she learns with the passage of time and of courses flexibility in working style is required by an expert freelancer too. So don’t be afraid of any hurdles, just do your work with confidence, you will surely succeed.