How to build up a client base when you are a freelancer and how to decide whether to make an accident at work claim or not
As a freelancer, you need to build up a strong roster of clients as quickly as you can, so that you know that you always have work available. If you don’t have enough clients then you will always have to be concerned that you might not have enough work in one month, meaning that there is a strong chance your business will fail within the first year.
One of the things you should be concentrating on in the first few months of your company starting up is building up a clients list, and then ensuring that these clients stay with you.
Speak to old employers
If your freelance business is in the same industry that you were working in previously, and you have a good relationship with your old bosses, it may be worth arranging a meeting with your old company and seeing if they can help you out by giving you work or passing you over to any contacts.
Network as much as possible
If there is an industry event happening close enough for you to get to it, you should be trying to make it there in your first year or so of business. The more people you know in the industry, and the more people you are friendly with, the more business is likely to get passed your way.
Apply for freelance jobs
You don’t have to do everything completely on your own. On the internet there are hundreds of freelance websites, matching freelancers with businesses looking to outsource projects. Get online and apply for as many of these as possible.
Do great work
The best way to build up a client base is to do excellent work for everyone that you do work with, so that word of mouth will quickly spread about your skills. This way, you should find that clients start coming to you rather than the other way around.
Compensation from an accident at work claim in Bassetlaw
If you are injured working on-site with a client, you may be able to make an accident at work claim in Bassetlaw. It may be difficult for you to decide whether or not to make an accident at work claim in Bassetlaw or not, as it can affect your ability to find clients in the future, once word gets around that you have sued one.
At the same time, the compensation from an accident at work claim in Bassetlaw can help you to pay for expenses during the time that you are recovering from your injuries. You should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get advice about the compensation process, and make a decision as to whether you want to make a claim or not.
Date Published: 16th October 2014