Succeeding in the freelance world can be challenging, but there are many useful tactics and resources to help those who have made the leap.
One of our favorite and most effective tips for all freelancers out there is that referrals are the bread and butter for your growing business. And they cost you nothing.
My biggest clients so far have all come through referrals, and have helped me boost my business’s revenue to six figures.
So, let’s examine how client referrals can breathe life into your freelance business, and what we can do to acquire them.
Client referrals cost nothing!
It costs nothing to ask for a referral except a few moments of your time.
Not only is this method the most budget-friendly for your small business, but this small gesture packs a mighty punch when it comes to bringing in new business.
Expert Opinion: According to the New York Times, “65% of new business comes from referrals.”
This is a staggering statistic, and proof that referrals are effective at growing your business.
Customer acquisition costs can really get in the way of business growth, but bringing in clients by way of free referrals can help scale back your marketing overhead costs.
Once you have established a