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Advice for when business goes through a real low period?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by IainQ, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. IainQ

    IainQ Member

    Hi all,

    I am experiencing at the moment what I would class as an extreme low in freelancing design work. Does anyone have any advice for me and anyone else going through the same. It is a tough world out there, and very competitive and as i have read in many other blogs that sometimes work does go dead in freelancing (especially bad for me as I am new to freelancing). If you have any advice or own experiences it would be much appreciated.
  2. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    Marketing, Advertising, Contacting old clients, chasing up old quotes, be proactive. Do the rounds around your local business sparks, shops, offices etc, you got to put the leg work in.
  3. Russell

    Russell Member

  4. IainQ

    IainQ Member

    Thanks @Sunburn - I shall keep at it!

    And thanks to Russel too - I am just about to read through the posts now :)
  5. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

    Take up a part-time job if you need it and work your ass off getting better at what you do.
  6. rach27

    rach27 Member

    I've been having the same problem... no matter what I do the work is struggling to come in. It can be annoying at times because I feel that I have a strong portfolio but I just need to get noticed. I'm going to take time over the Christmas period to work on a new battle plan for 2011 ;)

    In the meantime, I've now got a new part-time job which helps a bit. Unfortunately, I was made redundant from my PT design job earlier this year and although they offered me a FT position it was at a ridiculous salary and they were against me doing any freelance work to top it up - it was an empty offer and they knew what I wouldn't take it.

    So now my new PT job is something entirely different. However; it helps because working FT as a freelancer when the work isn't coming in is tough financially as well as emotionally. It's given me my sanity back mixing more with people again.

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