With the prevalence of IMs, WhatsApp & memes, being able to hold down witty conversation (a la Jane Austen) is becoming harder and harder to master, affecting your ability to find work, or just hold a conversation. This is where networking can help you.
Ahh…. the humble networking event. Warm wine, stuffy suits and awkward conversations; an essential evil of freelance life. For many, a positively terrifying experience, but it shouldn’t have to be; be honest, how many of you go to an event like this, thrusting business cards into someone’s hands and shuffling, sullenly away?
Finding clients is always hard.
Your're out there, doing your thing being productive and doing it well; but getting fresh eyes on your new venture is one of the hardest parts of going alone.
You will, when you start out write thousands of speculative emails trying to attract new clients, business and press.
Making your emails stand out, well that can be the hard part.