This is a guest post by How2become.
When it comes to landing your next big freelancing role, your online profile can make or break whether a potential client will choose you for your next project. While your Elance or Odesk profile may be chocked full of all the information you need to provide in order to woo a client into signing with you, there are certain aspects of your online presence that you may not be utilizing to its maximum potential.
Originally designed for co-workers and employees to connect with one another on a more professional level than that of Facebook, LinkedIn is quickly growing into a social media resource that freelancers may not be taking advantage of. Since the social media sites are here to stay, here are five of the reasons why you should consider adding LinkedIn to your freelance marketing strategies.
The following is a guest post written by Sonja Mishek, a Social Media/Interactive Marketing Consultant:
Businesses of all types and sizes are recognizing the importance of being on social networks such as twitter and Facebook to build brand awareness and connect with their customers.
Social media is no longer a fad. It’s now a necessary part of doing business and a credibility issue. Years ago, a business simply had to have a website. Now, they are required to be on google maps, Facebook, Twitter, and so forth for customers to find them.
Unfortunately, businesses tend to be behind in the social media race. Most are not familiar about how to implement a social media strategy, let alone have experienced employees to tackle the task.
That’s where YOU come in – even if you have no experience.
Here are 7 steps to start your own freelance social media consultant business: