How to Network Successfully Online

Written by Rachel Goldstein

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If you want to get your business name out there, nothing is better than referrals and networking. Networking isrepparttar act of passing someone's name on to another person. But, inrepparttar 117420 new world of technology, networking has taken on an entirely new face. Since this form of self-promotion could mean make or break for your freelancing career, I recommend you use some ofrepparttar 117421 following pointers.

1. Write Articles - Write articles about your expertise and submit them to heavily trafficked web sites. Make sure that you are referenced in these articles. Something like this works best:

John Smith Fake Company Expert Web Designer

Some web sites won't let you have all of this information written as a signature onrepparttar 117422 article, but they will let you have a summarized version. If not, at least insist on your name and website address being added torepparttar 117423 article.

2. Become an Expert - There is a web site called All Experts ( That is a great place to network. This site is a hub where people ask advice of experts. Take advantage of this marketplace where others in your field can ask advice of you. If these people are pleased with your expertise, you might receive future gigs from them.

3. Message Boards and Chat Rooms - Message boards and chat rooms attract individuals in need of advice. Take advantage of this. Just make sure not to blatantly market your services. This might infuriate people and you could get flamed or kicked out among other things. The way to network in this situation is to be as helpful and knowledgeable as you possibly can. If you are in a graphic design message board and someone is baffled about to use layers in Photoshop . explainrepparttar 117424 process. You could maybe mention that you use Photoshop daily when running your design business. THEN atrepparttar 117425 bottom ofrepparttar 117426 page use a signature. Find out about signatures in #4 below.

Naming Your Freelance Home Business

Written by Rachel Goldstein

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If you want to be taken seriously, you will need to name your freelance business. Make sure that your business name reinforcesrepparttar image that you want to project for your company. For example, one of my websites names is You automatically know fromrepparttar 117419 name of this site that it has to do with freelancing. Try to dorepparttar 117420 same thing with your business name. Don't choose a business name that you will have to spend much time on promoting or explaining what it means. If you are a graphic designer, try to use "Studio" or "Creative" or other buzz words inrepparttar 117421 name unless you don't mind clients looking past your company because they aren't quite sure that you are a designer.

My company's name is Deezin Studios. Originally I thought that everyone would understand that "Deezin" was just an intentional misspelling of "Design" but it didn't quite work out that way. I always land up having a 5-minute conversation with clients about my company's name. "How do you pronounce Deezin?" I really don't mind; it is a great icebreaker. But,repparttar 117422 point is that since "Studio" is one ofrepparttar 117423 buzzwords in my business name, clients always know that my company is a design company.

Another thing you want to remember is thatrepparttar 117424 world is categorized forrepparttar 117425 most part alphabetically. Try to choose a name that starts with a number or a beginning alphabet letter. Watch out with numbers though because some directories, including, will categorize byrepparttar 117426 first letter inrepparttar 117427 title. In other words, if you name your business 1Design, would categorize underrepparttar 117428 "D". Since most web surfers don't go pastrepparttar 117429 first search engine results page, it is important to start your name with an A, B, C, or D.

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