- HMRC – To register as self employed
- Namecheap – To register a website name
- Hostgator – To host your website
- WordPress.org – To create your website
- PayPal – To accept payments online
Managing Your Business
Growing Your Freelance Business
- SEOMoz – Learn how to get your site in the search engines
- Google Adwords – Paid Advertising
- Aweber – Email Marketing
Places to Start Working Freelance
- Your Own Website
When you go into business you should make sure you try and get this set up quickly. it took me almost a year before I had my own site online and almost the minute that I sorted it out my earnings went up.
This is where I got my first few jobs that led on to many word of mouth referrals. The average you will earn can be less but it can help you to quickly build a portfolio and get your first happy testimonials.
Most people don’t make huge money here as the name suggests but if you take a browse you’ll be amazed to see just what people will pay for and might even get a few ideas for your own freelancing business. Some people I know even use services here to support their business.
- Your Personal Networks
Admittedly these can take a while to build up if you haven’t already got experience in the field, but you can start building your network by visiting events of those in your industry and also events that your target customers attend. Take a browse through Meetup and Eventbrite to find out what is happening in your area.
Further Resources for Working Freelance
As you can imagine there are thousands of resources for people looking to freelance. To find out more there are several organisations and websites you can connect with below:
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