How to Find More Clients Online

If you’re an online service provider looking for more clients, then read this article carefully and apply at least one of these techniques – Your bottom line will thank you. Below you’ll learn several different ways to add more clients to your client base almost right away.
Industry Forums

There are many internet forums where your clients may be hanging out in. These are great places to meet future clients, especially if they have a services section.
For example, if you’re a writer, then go on webmaster forums and create a services post about offering your writing services.
Craigslist

There are two ways to get business from Craigslist.
The first way is to post what you’re offering in the Services section. The key to success in doing this is to make it sound like they’re getting a deal – Because that’s what people go on Craigslist for.
The second place to look for clients is in the Gigs section. This is where others will post what they’re looking for in terms of service providers.

Work with Established Firms

If you’re a graphic designer, why go through the trouble of trying to find your own clients if others have already done it for you?
There are many firms out there that provide all kinds of services to clients. Many of them outsource most of their work.
For example, they may charge their clients $80 an hour for design work, and then outsource the actual work at $60 an hour. If that works for you, then just get in contact with a few different firms and ask what it takes to work with them.

eLance and Guru

eLance and Guru are both great ways to find potential clients. In fact, for many people who’re looking for service providers, this is the first place they look.
Keep in mind that eLance and Guru can be a little hard to navigate at first. Bear with the process as you learn your way through.
Depending on what industry you’re in, you might find it difficult to go up against low-cost service providers. You can either differentiate yourself based on value rather than price, or you can use other methods of getting clients.

Building Your Personal Brand

Having your own website that you’re driving traffic to is the ultimate way of getting more traffic. This method is slower than the other methods above, but once you start becoming known in your industry, you’ll start getting clients without having to work for it.
The end goal here is for people to really know what you’re about and what sets you apart. Once you build this reputation in your industry, then your perfect clients will come to you instead of the other way around.

Each and every one of these techniques described above is powerful enough to build a whole business around. Pick one that you’re not already doing and put it into action today! The results might just surprise you.

Julianne Alvarez-Wish is a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. She is the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the owner of Buy By Mom and Buy By Mom Blog. She is the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Mom Examiner for Examiner.com. She also blogs at A Wishful Thought. Her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children.

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About A Wishful Thought

I am a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. I am an entrepreneur. At Villanova University I studied Operations Management specializing in Program and Project Management. I worked at various oil refineries honing my skills and ultimately opened my own consulting firm. I consulted on Environmental Restoration and defense projects including software development, satellite development and programming, phased array radars, helicopter and tank development, etc. I decided to take new direction in life when I became pregnant in 2000. I founded my own corporation, Wish Enterprises, Inc., to fulfill my own wish of being able to stay home with my son while contributing to the family income. With my husband’s full support, I developed and founded The Wish Place. I now also own Buy By Mom to continue to my mission of assisting parents who want to be successful in their businesses. I am the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the Colorado State Coordinator for Smart Girl Politics. I am a professional writer and blogger. I am the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Moms Examiner for Examiner.com. I write articles for work at home parents on my blog associated with The Wish Place. I review products produced by moms and dads and feature businesses run by moms and dads on my Buy By Mom blog. I write for various online publications and am also a political writer. My specialty is connecting people with great home business opportunities and providing unmatched one-on-one mentorship to those starting a home business. My passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children. To that end, I am a Legislative Advocate at the National and State levels to influence policy so that it is favorable to those in business.
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