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There is a rum distillery (Wicked Dolphin) in the town where I live - their Black Rum is good, the Coconut is better, and they make a run that is aged in used stout beer barrels (I do not like beer, but my friends say it is pretty good).
I am a freelance developer in upwork/freelancer and my past and current jobs are developing applications that are already existing. I am hired as a developer to be part of their team.
Now, i am planning to establish my own agency for software development. My problem is how can i get clients and projects? I can see that there are a lot of job posting in upwork/freelance hiring developers so they must have clients out there.
A question for you. Do you have deep reserves of cash for those periods when the client invoices are outstanding, but you still have to pay your freelancers? I know a fair few agencies who it would just take a client missing two weeks payments and they would have to shut down because of having no funds. If you want to build yourself a reputation for being reliable, you have to start by treating those who you're going to get to do the actual work, right.
Beyond that, you're going to have to show clients that you have ready access to the talent they need. That means you're going to have to have people willing to give you a go as their agent here.
You need to spend a lot of time on the phone. Expect to develop a thick skin dealing with rejections. Make sure that you can answer in less than 20 seconds why people should use you, and make sure you know the worth of what you've got. Go to local business forums if you have them available. Talk to people. Find out what they can do for you and what you can do for them. There's no magic bullet - this is a sales job you're doing.
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