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How To Get More Remote Work

by Martha Simmonds

Like remote work? We do too! But finding a remote job as a freelancer can be challenging. And even if you get one, you may not find another soon.

Wondering how to increase your leads? Let’s look through some excellent ways you can increase your reach and get clients left, right, and center.

6 Ways To Get More Remote Work

Here are some creative ways to get (and keep on getting) remote work:

1. Sign Up On LinkedIn

Having a profile on LinkedIn is the most important thing if you’re a freelancer. Why? Because you can let people who’re looking for your services know your skill set, accomplishments, client reviews, and professional experience in one go. This makes it easy for them to reach out to you.

LinkedIn allows you to build a network with other freelancers, which increases the possibility of business referrals. It also gives you access to industry leaders in your profession. You can reach out to these people, explain why you’re asking to connect, and build vital connections that could help you get more work.

Plus, if you post regularly on LinkedIn, you can increase your reach and get dozens of leads per month. Some freelancers have reported 100+ leads in a month because of the reach their posts gave to them.

You could also create your own leads by reaching out to companies or recruiters and asking them if they need someone with your skill set. It’s that easy.

2. Start Posting Online

Hiding under a rock won’t do you any favors if you’re a freelancer who wants to win the game. So, instead of hesitating, take the first step and start posting about one talent you have or a skill you’ve mastered.

For instance, if your forte is copywriting, and you’ve got a few years of experience, you can write about best practices of copywriting, talk about your journey, and more. But don’t use only one platform. Branching out is what gets you clients.

So, if you’re posting articles about copywriting on Medium or your own blog, here’s how to get the most out of your work: 

  • Cut your article into short snippets and post them on LinkedIn. 
  • Take screenshots of the snippets and post them on Instagram
  • Reword the article and post it on Twitter as a thread.

All of your posts will reach a larger audience and help your clients realize that you’re exactly what they need.

3. Make An Upwork Account

Upwork is a freelancer-favorite job platform. It gets thousands of new freelance jobs every day, so if you’re looking for a few more projects, an Upwork account can help you state your passion. However, becoming successful on Upwork is no walk in the park.

First, you have to cross Upwork’s profile registration. Next, you’ll need to create a keyword-rich profile that talks about what you can do for your clients. Never talk about what you like to do. Always focus on what you can provide to clients.

Once you’ve made your profile, you have to begin creating proposals and applying to clients. That’s the difficult part. However, once you land your first job, the way becomes easier. Just keep away from suspicious-looking clients.

4. Browse Through Opportunities On Fiverr

Fiverr is another freelance platform on which you can search for clients. The sign-up process is way easier than Upwork, but the gig system can take some time to adjust to.

Essentially, once you create your Fiverr account, which is as easy as linking your Google account to the platform, you have to create an offer for potential clients. In this offer, you have to list what you’ll do for your client, name your price, and use keywords to make it rank.

Once you’ve made a gig, you have to ensure your profile also has relevant keywords that can get you through the proposal door to a successful job offer.

5. Begin Cold Calling Or Reaching Out

If you’ve established a successful social media presence, start cold emailing or reaching out to companies or people you think could benefit from your services.

For example, if you’re a copywriter, you could reach out to a start-up and let them know you’re willing to chat if they ever need someone with your skills. Similarly, if you’re an accountant and have access to paid payroll software and a paystub generator, you could also pitch to companies.

You probably won’t get an answer when you try the first time. However, keep up with it. Try to email companies at least three times a month. If they don’t reply, move on.  

6. Use We Work Remotely Or FlexJobs

If you’re looking for remote work, We Work Remotely and FlexJobs should be at the top of your list.

We Work Remotely is a virtual job board that connects over 130,000 monthly users with thousands of jobs every month. It lists any remote job you could imagine, from customer service to programming to web design to content writing. You name it, they have it.

FlexJobs is also a job platform with over 50 remote work categories, ranging from entry- to executive-level work. The job board has over 20,000 work-from-home or remote job listings at a given time.

So, you can easily search for any remote job you want on these platforms and land at least a few hits every time. You just have to be consistent with your application and send an updated CV with links to samples because everybody likes you to see what you’ve previously done.

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