Advice From Top Fashion Freelancers – Secrets To Success!

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Fashion Freelancer Round Up

If you are a fashion freelancer your talent, creativity and ability to network to find new clients is your key to a successful business. It is imperative that you find a system and work flow that helps you churn out the work in a timely manner. You can have an awesome career working in the fashion industry as a freelancer and make really good money. But you have to manage your career and your business well.

Believe it or not, creative people tend to not be the best at keeping things organized. It is not uncommon for a creative person to live in a bit of chaotic organization. Does that sound like you? If you are not sending our your invoices on time and following up you could be loosing money. If you are not networking to find new clients you might find yourself in down time and this makes it difficult to manage your expenses.

This month, as part of the 6 part Fashion Freelancers Business Series, we have covered all aspects of what it takes to run your own successful freelance career and business. If you are considering freelancing check out the other articles that are part of this series at the bottom of the page.

As a conclude this amazing blog series we wanted to talk to some experts! To find out how successful fashion freelancers stay on top of their game I asked top fashion freelancers from all different areas of the industry (photographers, stylists, designers, etc.) what their secret was. I asked:

“What is one thing you do to help you grow your freelance business and keep consistent work?”

Here are their answers:


Maria Moller, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips

Maria Moller
Fashion Freelancer

Maria Moller

fashion freelancer

“The main constant that keeps my freelance business going is the networking and freedom of using social media. I love networking over Facebook and Instagram, which helps me find new clients and opportunities for the business to grow. I use groups in Facebook to help me  network in the right industries. Social media can also be an excellent way help the freelancing community. We should all be using social media in a positive way to make your business grow.”

Facebook:  mariamoller2624

Insta: @shoppingismylife_26


Belinda Jacobs, Technical Fashion Designer, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips

Belinda Jacobs
Technical Fashion Designer

Belinda Jacobs

Technical Fashion Designer

“I would actually advise not having one single thing you do to grow your business, have many. Keep your eggs in multiple baskets! New clients and projects can come from anywhere so keep your ears open and your eyes peeled. I guess the biggest thing for me is keeping in touch with people, staying in the loop with what they’re up to and therefore at the the top of their minds too. Same with old clients, just email them and ask how things are going so you can stay in touch. Be active on LinkedIn too. In all your interactions be kind and helpful to everyone. Keep up at your networking even though some months will be quiet and some will be super busy. Be tenacious!”  ☺️

Website: WWW.TECHPACKS.CO

Twitter: @techpacksco


Justin Brock, Freelance Designer, freelancer tips, fashion freelancer

Justin Brock
Freelance Designer

Justin Brock

Freelance Designer

“You must be reliable, honest and most of all creative. Take the time to get to know your client. If possible meet them face to face and build a friendship. Last but not least if you commit to a project follow through!”

Website:    www.jfbds.com

Twitter: @justinbrock4


Gloria Cospito, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips

Gloria Cospito
Freelance Stylist

Gloria Cospito

Fashion Stylist & Beauty Expert

“One thing I do to help grow my business is taking on work that scares me. When a project comes my way that seems beyond my experience or will require fast paced decision making and a prayer to get done, I always say yes. At this point in my career, I know that I can always make it happen – somehow it all comes together – and when I complete a project that everyone knew was going to be a challenge, I prove myself to not only the client but to everyone on the team. Freelance styling relies heavily on networking and referrals and a lot of that networking for me happens on set. If I can present myself there as someone who can get the job done skillfully even when the job is difficult, there can be no better lasting impression than that.”

Website: www.gloriacospito.com

Twitter: @gloriacospito

Insta: @gloriacospito


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Caroline Vazzana, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips, fashion business, fashion industry, fashion careers

Caroline Vazzana
Freelance Stylist & Writer

Caroline Vazzana

Freelance Stylist & Fashion Writer

“As a freelancer I think it’s really important to have several different flows of income. For me, that involves styling and personal shopping, editorial writing, influencer collaborations, and advertisements on my site MakingManhattan.com. Keeping consistent work, involves building relationships within the industry, so a lot of what I do is building connections by attending appointments and events throughout the day. I also am constantly doing outreach to brands introducing myself, I’m always open to new opportunities and never say no to anything.”

Website: www.makingmanhattan.com

Insta: @cvazzana

Twitter: @cvazzana

Pinterest: @ @cvazzana


Lee Deekle Fashion Product Developer, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips

Lee Deekle
Fashion Product Developer

Lee Deekle

Freelance Product Developer

“I work very hard while I have the gig and then stay in touch with my bosses/coworkers after the gig is over. I’ve been asked back to the same companies multiple times.”

 

 


Kechie Bridge, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips

Kechie Bridge
Freelance Pattern Cutter

Kechie Bridge

Freelance Pattern Cutter

Networking. Networking events is very important for businesses. Its a way for individuals and freelance business owners to come together to connect or collaborate with one another. In this event, we can also connect with potential clients/partners.

Facebook: @Fashionart-uk

 


Diana Jensen, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips

Diana Jensen
Fashion CAD Freelancer

Diana Jensen

Fashion CAD Freelancer

“I think the most important strategy to keep design work flowing in is to keep in touch with coworkers past and present. Not just checking in via social media.”

Insta: @jensenmania

 


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Advice From Top Fashion Freelancers

Caroline Vazzana, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips, fashion business, fashion industry, fashion careers
Justin Brock, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips, freelance business
Kechie Bridge, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips, freelance business
Diana Jensen, freelance CAD, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips, freelance business
Lee Deekle, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips, freelance business
Belinda Jacobs, technical designer, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips, freelance business
Maria Moller, fashion freelancer, freelancer tips, freelance business
Gloria Cospito, freelance business, fashion freelancer, fashion stylist, freelancer tips
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