There is an incredible amount of places that freelancers can use to find work online.

However, you could be missing out on a lot of potential work if you don’t look offline as well.

Freelancers Union has put together a great post detailing 5 different ways you can land clients offline.

Tip #5 is one that we tend to overlook all too often.

Any new person you meet

Think about how often you meet someone new. It could be the person you sat next to in your Pure Barre class, someone you were introduced to at a party, or even the cashier you got to talking to at your favorite shop.

More often than not, an initial conversation with someone will lead to the question, “So, what do you do?” I find this is especially true when I meet someone in the middle of the day, when the majority of people are at work.

This is your wide open door to organically pitch your services, because you never know who might need them.”

See the other 4 ways to land clients offline at Freelancers Union.