by Niall Doherty

Here’s a quick update on my goal to win $5,000 of new business in November.

As of this writing, a week deep into the month, my income from all “new” business is at $560, and I have another $600 due assuming two live projects are completed satisfactorily.

So that puts me at the $1,160 mark, which I’m quite pleased with.

Here’s a nice graph:

$5k progress

This weekend I’m also putting together a proposal for a pretty substantial project which could go a long way towards helping me reach my goal. We’ll see what happens there.

How am I getting leads?

As I mentioned last week, my primary strategy for finding work has been to reach out to as many people as possible and let them know I’m available for hire. After all, a client won’t think to hire me unless they know I’m available, right?

So part of my (almost) daily routine for the past week has been to personally reach out to 5+ friends and acquaintances and let them know that I’m actively seeking new projects and clients.

I’ve also been spreading the word via this blog, and I managed to drop a plug for my freelance services in a radio interview I recorded earlier today.

Every little helps 😉

How are you doing?

If you’ve come along for the ride and have set your own income goal this month, let me know via the comments below how it’s going for you. Specifically, tell me:

  • What’s working?
  • What’s not?
  • What are you going to do next?

P.S. For reference, here are the previous posts in this series:

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