When you decide to go it alone as a freelancer, you accept the fact that you’ll no longer be spoon fed work. Instead, it’s up to you to put yourself out there and attract your own business - and keep it once you have it. Related: 3 Areas A Freelance Consultant Must Be Strong In Although this can be the most liberating aspect of a freelance career, it can also be the most frustrating. It’s a competitive marketplace out there, and if you’re complacent or fall into bad practice, it can become very hard to find work. You can’t always guarantee success, and sometimes it just takes a little luck to get a good gig and keep it, but there are a few things you can do to give yourself the best possible chance.

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