Freelancing is full of ups and downs, highs and lows, slow months and busy months.

During those busy months, it might feel as if you’ll never get a break. When things slow down though, what do you do?

When you’re running low on client work, do you focus on your business? Do you talk to past clients? Do you actively look for work?

While it can be very beneficial to take advantage of the slower months to grow your freelance business, you will still need to look for new work.

However, it may be easier than you think. Next time you find that you client work is running low, simply try advertising your availability.

“1. Publicize my availability

The easiest and fastest thing I can do to help generate new project leads is publicize my availability. I turn to my social media accounts and announce that I’m available to take on certain types of design projects for the coming month(s).

I always include a link to my portfolio, and try to keep it as short as possible with specific keywords based around the type of work I specialize in and the type of work I’d like to take on.

I have some availability this month for new logo projects! If you need a rebrand or new logo, get in touch! [Link to portfolio]”

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