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LinkedIn Profinder: New Service Helps Freelancers Find Clients

LinkedIn Profinder - A New Way for Freelancers to Find ClientsA couple of weeks ago, I was on the phone with someone from LinkedIn discussing a new service that they are testing out called LinkedIn Profinder.

This service allows clients to post projects on LinkedIn and allows freelancers to respond to these requests.

Profinder is still in beta, but it could be a game changer when it comes to connecting freelancers and consultants to real businesses that need projects completed. Here’s what I know so far.

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How to Evolve from Contractor to Consultant

I read this post earlier this week about how to tell if you are a consultant or want to become one:

http://freelanceswitch.com/start/become-a-freelance-consultant/

What’s interesting about freelancing or running a professional services business is that as you work more and learn more about your trade, you start to gain expertise in your field and people start asking you questions. For example, for my web design business, people often end up asking me about internet marketing and designing for conversion and usability.

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Free Places to Post Your Online Portfolio

If you are a web designer, graphic designer, or artist, then here is a list of websites where you can post a free online portfolio. Even if you are in a different profession, if you have images to upload that can represent your work skills, then check out these sites:

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Why I Started a Freelance Business

I started a business to sell web design services, with a primary focus on WordPress for now – you can check it out at webdevelopersetc.com. In this post, I’m going to quickly explain why I decided to do this in addition to my e-commerce and Adsense sites as well as some of the advantages of starting a service based business.

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A Simple Job Getting Trick That Almost No One Uses

In this post, I want to share a little trick that I learned recently. I got into hiring and outsourcing maybe 4 or 5 years ago and I have to say there’s a big learning curve with hiring the right people and hopefully it’s a subject that I’ll get into more on this blog.

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