Improve your online image
Make sure you have a clean and professional website. It doesn’t have to be overly fancy or win awards, it just needs to look clean and professional.
Please also use a professional email e.g firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlight your experience
One way you could do this is on your LinkedIn and about page of your website.
Communicate clearly and confidently
Make sure you perfect your pitch before you network.
Get client reviews
Offer your services for free or at a discounted rate to get people in the door. Or contact people you’ve worked with in the past. Offer them an incentive.
Get free online press
Pitch an interesting story to your local newspaper or contact a popular blogger that appeals to your target market and get them to write an interesting story, review or interview with you. Once you’ve got this done, get their logos on your Media page of your website. Eg. As seen on Glamour Magazine. This will impress people.