New to freelancing? 3 Helpful Resources to get you started

Did anyone ever tell you that becoming a freelancer also means becoming a marketer?

Sure, freelancing gives you the freedom, flexibility, and ownership to focus on the services you want to provide. But one unexpected challenge is that you have to know how to promote yourself and your work effectively to secure the clients you want.

If you’re just starting out, here are a few resources that’ll help you get up to speed quickly.

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How One Food Blogger Crafts Mouth-Watering Stories

Aside from her passion for food, Jennifer Lam has a knack for telling brands’ stories.

Back in the day of weblogs, Jennifer noticed that her food recommendations were highly sought after. So she created I Ate My Way Through. Today, the site has over 15 contributors and is a go-to destination for everything food and travel. Apart from blogging, Jennifer is also the founder of The Bamboo Garden, a digital agency that helps small businesses succeed online.

Read on to discover this Australian entrepreneur’s top tips for aspiring founders. Don’t forget to check out her page and learn more about her company.

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How One Marketer Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

Phoebe Gavin can take a small business from good to great.

How? Well, through social media of course.

After joining the Army for college, Phoebe dabbled in fashion before finding her home in the world of marketing. Today, Phoebe helps young professionals and entrepreneurs maximize their social media through smart and targeted strategies.

Read our interview with Phoebe to learn how to leverage social media to your business’ advantage, as well as what common social media mistakes are made by entrepreneurs. Check out Phoebe’s page to book a consultation for your business.

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One Teacher’s Secrets To Impacting The Lives of Thousands, Online

April Bowles-Olin‘s best advice: get started.

April is an author, teacher, marketer and life coach who’s helping thousands of people become more productive and make money doing what they love. Marketing and happiness are two of the subjects of April’s classes on CreativeLive, a network of free classes online taught by some of the world’s most talented teachers.

April invites you to sign up for her classes or other classes on CreativeLive using the code: ABOUTCL. This offer gives you 25% off any class through the end of January.

Read our interview with April to learn the importance of forming habits to increase productivity, why she works in creative bursts and her tips for sending awesome newsletters.

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Passport To Sweden

Välkommen till Sverige!

Take a journey to Sweden with us through the pages of Peter, Maisa, Michael and Lydia.

Peter Rosdahl is a digital strategist, information architect and concept developer living in Stockholm. Peter is the co-founder of the agency For Sure and writes his own blog on his digital perspective which he links to on his page.

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Passport To Mexico

Bienvenidos a México!

This week, we venture to Mexico through the pages of a photographer, YouTube vlogger, business development expert and a Citizen Ambassador to the United Nations.

Sonia Alicia is a YouTube vlogger from La Paz, México. Sonia studies marketing and advertising and her YouTube channel focuses on fashion, lifestyle, beauty, work and managing personal finance.

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Marketers and Photographers

This week’s community members are marketing and communication gurus and photographers with wide ranging specialities. Hailing from France, New Zealand, Nova Scotia and Spain, these talented professionals span the globe.

Matthias Etienne Contius who heads off this post, is an art lover, creative thinker and idea catalyst specializing in marketing and advertising. Matthias lives in Paris, France and believes nothing is more exciting than communication done well.

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