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How Can Freelancers Gain Exposure & Find Clients?

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In this week’s question time video I talk about how freelance designers can gain additional exposure online in order to find new client work. I biggest recommendation is to be social in the design community and upload your work to share it with others.

This week’s questions

Fyfy
Hello Chris. My name is Fyfy. I am 17 years old and I was thinking about starting a freelance graphic design business but I don’t really know how to start, so do you have any advice?

Rhys Gerrard
Hi Chris, Just came out of a business partnership and I’m looking to go on my own. Do you have any advice on gaining new clients?

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16 Comments

  1. Some great advice here. Both for new designers and seasoned professionals. Thanks Chris!

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  2. Hey chris, do you think it’s a good idea to send our designs to the top blogs?

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  3. I love these videos, Chris! They’re simple and helpful with a hint of humor! :)

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  4. [...] How Can Freelancers Gain Exposure & Find Clients? – 1 freebie(s)? [...]

  5. Linaka says:

    Nice one Chris, you should make more videos on clients and in general how to handle them :)

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  6. Thanks Chris! Some excellent guidance here. Both for new developers and professional experts.

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  7. Gemz Nunn says:

    Thanks Chris! This was really useful advice.

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  8. Chatman says:

    Hey Chris. You raised a great point about simply getting your work out there. Often the difference between a known designer and a relatively unknown designer is that one was more willing to expose their work to criticism than the other. I’ve found actionable feedback can be the difference between growth and stagnation, because it can help you check your blind spots.

    Even the greatest designer in the world is only the greatest in his own mind unless he’s submitted his work to the world to be tested. There’s absolutely no reason not to put your best work out there if it truly is your best. You may even find ways to make it better. Great video, Chris.

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  9. rabeh says:

    Thank’s for this very good site

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  10. rabeh says:

    Thanks for this very good site.

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  11. e okul says:

    Thanks for the video and tips Chris.

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  13. Bilal says:

    thnx for sharing some of the tips for landing a job :)

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  14. Bhumi says:

    I have always admired your work and i must say you are such an inspiration! I adore your accents too :)

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  15. After reading some nice stuff in your article I really feel speechless, because it is quit pretty article. Beside this it is also a long lasting article. Thanks for giving me such type of useful information..
    Regards,

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