1. Keep your profile up to date. Every time you get another gig, make sure you post it. It may not seem like something worth mentioning, but you never know when it might impress a potential client.
2. Refresh your keywords and specialties. What are the terms that best describe what you do? Make sure you find those terms and use them as keywords. Remember that a keyword works best as a phrase, not a single word.
3. Be everywhere. Don't limit yourself to just Facebook. All of the major networks are important, so not is it time to add a profile to Linkedin, Twitter, Google+ or even create a personal blog.
4. Get the recognition you deserve. Make sure that you post any awards or significant accomplishments. Now is the time to brag a little, but don't don't exaggerate, since people can usually see through it and it negates anything positive that you might get from the accomplishment.
5. Request a quote. The best thing is to get a quote from a client about either the work you've done or what it's like to work with you. That goes a lot further than most of the formal "recommendations" that many sites provide.
These 5 steps are fast and easy to do, but just like with most social media, the key is consistency.
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