First of all, I'm not good at this. Here I basically put down some research for later review for myself ;) I have not tested these methods.
I hate websites such as ... It's all about fighting for the lowest prices between freelancers and all about getting the best deal for a client. It's ridiculous. I rather believe in creating value for each other. Business is something you do with several people / parties and all have to benefit from this business-deal. The client needs to be happy and be able to develop their business and the freelancer wants to create a good relationship and earn their wage.
Apparently there are many daily requests for freelancers all over the internet. I will check out these later myself and perhaps write an article about it.
Here's one example: Twitter with a query search for 'Looking for freelance frontend remote'.
Other useful queries:
Need Web Design
Looking for React
Looking for remote
I'm sure you can apply these queries on other platforms such as Reddit and more (note to self: find more sou
edit: I looked up at twitter and well.. it was kind of disappointing.
Follow up / cold email or tweet
This is always a tough one. We all hate spam and we feel like we are spamming others. So respect anyone's time you approach and KISSSS (Keep It Simple Stupid/Silly/Smartypants)
- You do the work: this means you write the approach, you take action. So DO NOT you just leave a message with an email how to contact you
- Research the client: find their name + what they are exactly looking for
- Explain how you can help: the more specific the better.
- Add a follow-up question: 'help' them how to contact you
- Keep the message small and enticing
- Add links or CV
Available and ready to help you with <project>.
I have specific experience with <kind of work>, for example this project I did last year.
You can find some of my work here and here.
Here's a link if you would like to know more about me.
There are so many guides out there. Finding remote jobs is not easy, you are in a huge pool, battling it out with others. I think it's a numbers game and this means you have to learn how to close deals. I've always worked as a contractor, agents and recruiters can get me a job in no time. But they are NEVER remote. So I make it harder being remote - though on the flip side I need less money too.
If you are note remote, check out this guide.
And very important, have a little fun with it 😂