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Freelance, how to start your network?

Freelancing has a lot of future and continues to evolve. That's why it's important to start your own network.

Updated on

24/4/2020

Freelance, how to start your network? Happy Desk
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Freelancing has a lot of future and continues to evolve. This means that there will be more and more and that to make yourself known you will have to meet people. That's why it's important to start your own network.

Platforms exist!

Thanks to the web there are many platforms that offer to create a profile so that potential customers can find you and start a mission or project with you. I wrote an article on the Malt platform. (article link)

I advise you to take a look on Google and look for the platforms that suit you best, do not hesitate to share in comment your finds.

Coworking space

Working from your room at home is very cool. But we soon find ourselves isolated and lacking "human" contact. The question of going to a coworking space can, in my opinion, bring you new projects, but above all a great way to start your network. A coworking space often organizes events. You end up with lots of good people with the same energy as you. This is a real boost that will be good for your morale and your network!

PS I chose my coworking space recently, I wrotean article (article link)

Your network makes all the difference

Freelance, how to start your network? Happy Desk
Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash

Social networks

We are fortunate today to be able to make the world talk about being and its project through social networks. It is an opportunity that needs to be seized and does not require much effort.

In addition, there is a wide selection of social networks and a max of resources on the web. There are so many that it is not easy to navigate.

If you want advice and delve deeper into the subject, I advise you to visit the site of Danilo Dushesnes, specialist in Facebook Advertising. Here's his website: https://daniloduchesnes.com/. He also has a very interesting blog and you can follow him on instagram 'danilodhs'

PS There is a Youtube video in which I describe this at the bottom of the article. Support me by subscting to the YouTube channel "Happy Desk Design"

Meetup

If you are a freelancer, you are passionate and you should learn more and more to become an expert in your field. Do you want to meet other enthusiasts like you? So go to Meetup.com and find some meetup near you. It's very nice to spend an evening and meet other people from the same background.

I also organize a Meetup for enthusiasts of Web Design, Marketing, Graphics, etc. It is a Meetup where we help each other and where we move forward together in joy and good humor. Here's the link to Brussels Webflow Meetup

Your own customers

Finally, I wanted to share with you a tip I read in the last book: "The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want" by Dave Kerpen

Starting your network also means making your life easier. As you make projects for your customers, don't forget to satisfy them at the "maximum" and even more than expected. Ask them to leave a review is already a good thing, but by realizing more than expected, your client can quickly become a seller for you.

Conclusion
Starting a network is not just "networking" or "networking." It is above all a human experience. Even if it's business, you have to be yourself, honest and not expect anything in return. So there's no point in looking for the deal at every event. Create great relationships and the future will do the rest;-)

YouTube: Freelance, How to start his network?

Come back to this page whenever you want. Have you found any advice that I might have forgotten when writing? If so, what are they? Leave a comment below or email hello@happydesk.be
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