Clients, they can be found anywhere but you just have to look… or do you? There are many ways to meet new clients. You have your more traditional ways through referrals, networking groups and advertising in the paper/sticking a leaflet through the letterbox. Or you can take a more digital approach through social media advertising, blogging, optimising your website to push users through your sales funnel opportunities are endless.
But one thing all these opportunities have in common, it involves you making the first move. What if I told you, you didn’t have to?
Use gig sites! Gig sites have become more and more popular over the years but what are they? Gig sites are micro job sites, so say for example you are a graphic designer and you want to design more logos. You would put your ‘gig’ on one of the micro job sites and clients that are looking for logo design will natively find your service. Easy-peasy. Now it doesn’t have to be graphic design work you advertise, you can advertise a wide variety of business services from digital marketing to making customer jewellery to giving relationship advice – it really could be anything.
Here’re two examples of gig sites you should be using to find new clients.
Fiverr is the biggest online marketplace offering gigs, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, hence why the name. Currently, Fiverr lists more than three million services on the site that range between $5 and $500. Don’t be scared by the $ sign, the give a fair exchange rate for us who prefer the £.
PeoplePerHour is the best alternative to Fiverr. It allows freelancers to post their services which can be bought online just like Fiverr. They also have extensive project posting function which allows users to post their projects and get bidding from freelancers. All this for FREE – yes FREE. Here the gigs (hourlies as they like to call them) can go over £150. But unlike Fiverr, you can expect some high-quality freelancers. If you can afford it then I would highly recommend you to check out peopleperhour.