No More Job Boards
How to land better-paying freelance work by avoiding job boards
I know you're struggling to pay the bills. I see you working hard to find the perfect client. You're ready for a change but you don't know what the next steps are. I've been there. Last year, I was in a business slump too.
I found it so difficult to earn a living as a full-time freelancer that I nearly gave up, deleted my blog and went back to my day job. I worked and worked, and took on client after client but nothing seemed to help. I was struggling to earn money with freelancing but didn't know why.
In this course I go into details about how you can stop the struggle and start finding better-paying clients.
How? It starts by avoiding traditional job boards.
During my freelance slump, I started reading lots of blog posts and articles with tips about how and where to get new freelance jobs. But most of what I read suggested using job boards, like Upwork (formerly Elance and Odesk) as well as Fiverr.
After reading these articles I did what most new freelancers probably do, I went to job board websites to see if they were legit. I set up a profile on a couple of the job board sites and started looking through the available gigs. I couldn’t believe they had so many pages of open jobs!
As I read through a few ill-written job descriptions requesting writers who don’t make mistakes, despite all the mistakes in their job posting, I decided job boards weren’t for me.
Traditional job boards like these are only a good place to start if you don’t have any leads or a network built at all. Personally, I was never comfortable using them to start my business.
“I love that you incorporate the “human” factor in freelancing and not just making money. You are an excellent person to learn from.” — Madeline.
Why you should stop wasting your time on traditional job boards
The one thing you can do to get clients to come YOU without having to seek them out
How to turn your time on social media into paying gigs and more work
BONUS Checklist: 7 alternatives to freelance job boards
“I just wanted to say thanks a million for hosting this mini-course. Just watching and listening to the comments and questions alone was most educational.” — Allan S.
Hi, I'm Carrie and I've been a full-time freelance blogger since 2013. Before that I spent over a decade working as a small business accountant and Tax Specialist, so I know the exact steps to reach financial success. But I don't have everything figured out. In 2012 I paid off all my debts and then quit my job a year later. Since then I launched my blog carefulcents.com as a way to help freelancers overcome financial mountains and connect with clients who value their work.
Whether you’re just looking to quit your job, launch a side hustle, or take your full-time freelance business to the next level, I’d love to help you navigate the confusing stuff so you can reach your income goals!