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  1. Nebulas Website Design Braintree
    Nebulas Website Design Braintree August 27, 2013 at 17:43 | | Reply

    Some great ideas. When I first started out I did point 7, I got in touch with every computer repair shop in the area and asked if they offered web design services and if not would they be interested in offering them in partnership with me. The results were good and we still have a good relationship with some we teamed up with. In fact we do a lot of work with other IT and marketing companies.

    1. Karol K (@carlosinho)
      Karol K (@carlosinho) September 1, 2013 at 23:34 | | Reply

      That’s a great idea. I guess aligning yourself with anyone who does work related to computers in any way is a good tactic. In the end, you never know when someone asks them about some web design/dev services.

  2. Jeffrey Romano
    Jeffrey Romano August 28, 2013 at 18:45 | | Reply

    This is an awesome post Karol, thanks. I really like your first tip about suggesting possible improvements to bloggers’ websites to get work. This could also be a great way to simply build a relationship with the said blogger. Your 9th tip is also helpful. I’ve heard great things about Freshbooks and I know a few who use it. However, I’d like to suggest Clever Accounting which offers a free online invoicing solution which is great for freelancers. You can have a have a look at what it offers at : http://www.cleveraccounting.com/invoicing-edition/ . For those starting out, it’s a great way to save a few pennies yet still use a user-friendly solution.

    1. Karol K (@carlosinho)
      Karol K (@carlosinho) September 1, 2013 at 23:36 | | Reply

      Freshbooks has free plans as well. Can you point out some other benefits of Clever Accounting? I’m not familiar with it.

      1. Jeffrey Romano
        Jeffrey Romano September 2, 2013 at 00:14 | | Reply

        Yeah but the Freshbooks free plan seems very limiting. Their website says you can only have one client for instance. Clever Accounting is actually a fully-fledged online accounting solution. A person can either choose to have the accounting system for a trial period or else the invoicing edition totally free. I think Clever Accounting strength is its ease of use and support. As a disclaimer, I work for the company behind Clever Accounting. The feedback we’ve received on its usability has been fantastic.

        1. Karol K (@carlosinho)
          Karol K (@carlosinho) September 3, 2013 at 14:58 | | Reply

          Great, thanks for replying. I will make sure to check it out.

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