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  • # May 16, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Here’s a question that many people (including myself) have about becoming a full-time, freelance web designer:

    How does one start getting clients?

    I’d love to hear how others were able to start their freelance business and build it up to a successful career.
    How did you get clients?
    Did you advertise?
    Etc, Etc, Etc…

    Thanks in advance!

    # May 17, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Thanks for the reply, Edwin!
    (BTW, I think you mean "word of mouth") ;)

    # May 17, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    by reading haha

    # May 19, 2008 at 7:02 am

    You could also stalk the web for websites that’s poorly designed (or just don’t meet any standards at all), then try to contact the owners with an offer. You just got to start somewhere, then you can build up your own network and work will be easier to get.

    I’ve also considered working as a freelance designer – with a strong focus on usability and accessibility – but since I work for a website at the moment (Norwegian Schoolnet), I get somewhat tired of being at the computer in my spare time.

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