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betamedia says

Hi to all! I would like to see how do u freelancers find your projects? Where is the best place that a freelancer should look for some work?

I use GetAFreelancer, and EUfreelancer. First one is ok, but second one still needs that boom…

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segen says

My projects find me ;) haha. And I’m very thankful for that. Thanks Mr. Project.

Once You build Your reputation as a good designer/developer, whatever, people come to You, You don’t even have to search. This process takes about a year or two, in my case, but that depends on how good You are.

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fuski says

I’m pretty much in the same situation as segen, where most of my clients come to me.

I would personally avoid sites where you have to bid for work as your be lucky to scratch a living from them! If you do want to look for work try a job board such as the freelanceswitch board as you should find that the pay and work is of a higher/better quality than bidding sites.

Also, I would focus on getting the very best of your work out there for everyone to see. An online portfolio (if you haven’t already?) with maybe a blog to help promote yourself is a good place to start and then with abit of patience… one day you will be turning work away.

Don’t give up!

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betamedia says

Well I can’t say that you guys are wrong. Thanks u’ve been helpful. Do you all have full time jobs or freelancing is your primary occupation?

I myself work part time but hoping to be a full time freelancer soon. Any suggestions on that, how to start and so…?

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AdrianMG says

I spend last years searching freelance works without results… But since i have started my own blog www.yensdesign.com and upload some items to themeforest I have received lot of porpositions… but now i don’t have time for that lol… :D

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AmandaHackwith Staff says

I’ll second the FreelanceSwitch board. I’ve gotten some good prospects there. Actually, FS had an article on job sources.

You’ll find a variety there, but it’s a place to start. Word of mouth is always the best source.

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contempoinc says

I’m in the same boat as Segan, and Fuski once you build a solid reputation clients will be contacting you. All of the work I’ve done has been from word of mouth. What’s nice too is I have a F/T job so the freelance work is just supplemental and allows me to be more picky with the jobs I take on.

I was a F/T freelancer for about two years and just got tired of chasing down money from clients, worrying if I was going to make the bills. Although it was nice being my own boss, making my own hours, etc…holding a F/T position guarantees you a paycheck, health benefits, 401k, pension, etc…

I don’t think I’ll ever go back F/T as a freelancer, it’s nice having the balance and security.

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policromatico says
Although it was nice being my own boss, making my own hours, etc..
This is actually the best thing.. it’s the target i pursue: to survive without any boss or hours.. is it possible to do it for all the life, in your opinion?
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segen says

YES !

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GeertDD says
I would like to see how do u freelancers find your projects?

I think it is mainly a matter of getting yourself out there, via a blog, via ThemeForest, via whatever channel. Show off your work, you need a portfolio. People want to see your creations, then they’ll come to you way more easily.

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