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Advice for when business goes through a real low period?


#1
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.
 

Sunburn

Active Member
#2
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.
 
#6
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.