Finding Clients Using Social Media

And why I don’t use content mills.

Jyssica Schwartz
Write Out Loud

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I have gotten several clients directly through social media, specifically Instagram and Twitter. I’ve gotten referrals through Facebook, but since I have been on Facebook for 13 years and use it almost entirely for personal and not work, I often don’t think about Facebook as a marketing tool.

The two questions I see and hear most often is “How do you find clients?” and “Do you use Upwork?”

These are two separate questions, and I am going to briefly address the latter first, as it is an easy answer for me.

I do not use ANY content mill sites. No Upwork, Elance, Fiverr, etc. I have seen on Reddit that some freelancers have had success and are able to mine through the bad clients and find great projects and clients on those sites over time. I, however, am not one of them. I attempted to use Upwork when I first started since so many people give the advice to use it “to build a portfolio.” And I think we all know I hate that people keep getting told that. You don’t need a portfolio! I still don’t have one!

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Jyssica Schwartz
Write Out Loud

Manging editor. entrepreneur, writer, editor, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com