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When the chips are down

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by thematthewbrennan, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. I know starting out everyone struggles. It seems to be part of the process. I have now hit that time, when very little work in coming in, people are being slow on payments and my stored funds are dwindling. I am already losing confidence and starting to see the appeal of full time employment again. The annoying thing is I KNOW I am good enough to make it as a freelancer.

    So, what did you guys do when you hit this point? Looking for inspiration and advice!
  2. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    Knocked on doors, lots of doors.
  3. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    As Peter says - you have to knock on doors... both literally and by targeted mail shots and by networking (use free meetings or even organise them yourself). Don't expect to get anything immediately, it can take ages. I've been through my mailing list A-Z and am about to start back at the beginning. And as it's good weather I may do a bit of door knocking. I give a leaflet, a pad and something like a postcard that they can pin up or keep.
  4. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    and one other thing... (sorry had a phonecall!) but your 'new' website doesn't seem to work (no css?) and you have misplaced apostrophes. If I was choosing a designer I would want their website to be 100% accurate!
  5. My new website doesnt work?
  6. Thanks for alerting me to this, all fixed now! I hope :)
  7. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Worked this time! Maybe it was my slow connection...
  8. Edge

    Edge Active Member

    I think your work and your website look very, very good and there's no reason why you shouldn't get work, other than that no-one knows about you. We get most of our new leads from SEO now so instead of knocking on doors why not get people to knock on your door.
  9. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    To sum up then, when the chips are down, you need to catch a fish.

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