So you’ve had several freelance gigs and have sorted out your website. You’ve got most of your previous jobs through services like oDesk or through meetings in-person. Now that you are happy with putting yourself out there you want to know the next step as to attract new clients.
Summary: Many freelancers are having trouble with clients. I was one of them. I got so fed up with the fact that I went on to fire all my clients, brute forced trough my insecurities and created a digital product which replaced my freelancing entirely. Moreover—it became a source of more freelance work that I can easily tap into, in case I want to go back.
This is my story:
How I succeeded in the world of OpenCart extension/theme developers without prior experience
For the first year out of the university I had been freelancing full-time as a web designer—mocking up sites in Photoshop and later building them in HTML. Sometimes even going further down the road to WolfCMS, but nothing more complicated than that.
I wanted to earn $1000 per month. Most of the time I was short of reaching that goal. I decided I should put more work in.
After working gruesome 16 hour days and feeling the burnout and disappointment, the thought of "This is not the way to go…" started creeping in.