One of the biggest struggles in freelancing has to be finding new graphic design work.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably read countless blog posts on the subject.
I still find myself every now and then when times are tough making that search into Google – hoping that I’ll find a new and secret way of finding work.
The real truth is, I already know everything there is to finding new work – and so do you!
What do we know?
In summary, these articles on finding new work nearly cover the same methods:
- Word of mouth & referrals
- Building a personal brand & online portfolio
- Job boards & forums
- Put out an ad
- Use social media
- And the list goes on…
The point is, we’ve all read the same content on finding work, just in different places.
What I’ve realized…
I’ve realized that the results of my searching will hardly ever change due to the same content always being the top of the long list of articles.
If there’s going to be an amazing new article on finding work, chances are I’m going to know about it with the help of social media.
The secret to finding new graphic design work…
We’ve all read the articles, but you’re only going to find new work if you put what you know to use.
Reading the same blog posts over and over isn’t going to get you new work – so do something about that.
Use your social accounts, talk to potential clients, and ask for referrals!
The secret to finding new client work is quite simple – take action!
What are you waiting for?
Take what you know already and put it to use today!
If you know of a unique way of taking action and finding new client work, please feel free to share in the comments on this post!Written by Brent Galloway Brent Galloway is a passionate freelance graphic designer living in Ohio, who loves creating and experimenting with both the web and print. You can connect with Brent on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, follow his design work on Dribbble, or visit his website.