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Get your first client.

A complete step by step guide to get your first client as a freelancer from scratch.

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“How to get your first client” is a guide that prepares you to become a freelancer and get your first client.

Freelancing can be hard, especially when you are starting. It requires skill, dedication, and a thick skin. If you want to become a successful freelancer, you have to be prepared to put in the hard work. You can’t just expect good things to happen if you put no effort into your freelance business. You need to take deliberate, strategic steps to make your business a success.

I’ve experienced ten years of freelancing. It has been a wild ride exploring different niches, experimenting with content marketing and blogging, and discovering what works best for me. It’s been a rewarding journey that has enabled me to create a career I love. Throughout my freelance journey, I’ve made quite a few mistakes and learned a lot. In this guide, I wanted to share all tips that would have helped me when I was starting. Whether you are new to freelancing or have been doing it for a while, these tips can help you create a more successful career.

In this guide, you will learn how to:

  • be organize to start your freelance business
  • decide on what to offer as a freelancer
  • polish your skills
  • create your personal brand
  • get testimonials and use them to get clients
  • create your services
  • price your services
  • market your services
  • get your first client

By the end of this guide, you will have a clear idea of how to start your freelance business and get your first client. If you are ready, let’s get started.

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Table of contents

Get a look at all of the content covered in the guide. Everything you need to know is inside.

“Get Your First Client” is designed to be a complete guide for the ones who want to start freelancing. It’s a step-by-step guide that will help you to get started with freelancing. What you need to do, how to do it, and finally, how to get clients.

  1. Getting started

    1. Getting started
    2. First Step and Decision
    3. How is The Process
  2. Sources

    1. Equipments
    2. Skills
    3. Tools


Freelancing is not a walk in the park. It’s hard to get started and even harder to get clients.

Most freelancers struggle at the beginning. They don’t know how to get started, how to get clients, and how to make money. Most people think that successful freelancers get that with luck. But it’s not. It’s about working with the system and the correct process. And that’s what I want to help you with.

That’s ok if you feel;

  1. Overwhelming

    You tried different strategies and felt overwhelmed by the work you had to do, but you got no clients.

  2. Unsure

    You want to start freelancing, but you are unsure about the process and how to get started.

  3. Lost in Tools

    You tried different tools for starting but you are still not sure how to use them effectively.

  4. Feel Alone

    You think you are the only one struggling with the process of becoming a freelancer and you feel alone.

  5. Worried

    You are worried about the financial aspect of freelancing and be failed about starting a new life.

  6. Nervous

    You are nervous about failing on your path and not being able to succeed as a freelancer.

  7. Burnt out

    You are burnt out from dealing with too many things, and you want to find a way to get back on track.

  8. Stressed

    You feel stressed about not having a plan and not knowing what to do next for a successful business.


You have a problem, we have a solution. Now you’re not alone anymore.

This guide does not promise you to will become a millionaire in a week. But it will help you to get started with freelancing and find your first client. You’ll get a step-by-step guide that will help you to get started with freelancing. What you need to do, how to do it, and finally, how to get clients. It’s a realistic journey, not a fairy tale.

  1. You won’t struggle to learn what to do.

    You'll get a step-by-step guide that will help you to get started with freelancing. What you need to do, how to do it, and finally how to get clients.

  2. You’ll quickly learn what you need and how to do it.

    This guide is for beginners. On the sources module, you’ll learn what you need to get started and how to do it. You’ll get tens of tools and lists.

  3. You’ll create your brand for high-quality clients.

    On the personal brand module, you’ll learn how to create your brand step by step; it’s the best way to get high-quality clients with little effort.

  4. Don’t get lost in crowded lists.

    The best platforms to find clients and get paid. You'll get a list of them for different categories.

  5. Find Your First Client with Actionable Tips

    You'll be ready for the market and to find your first client with actionable tips.

  6. Ongoing Learning

    You'll get access to the tips and tricks newsletter and the latest updates of the guide.

  7. Get what you deserve

    With the pricing module, you'll learn how to price your services and get what you deserve.

  8. Manage like a pro

    You'll get pre-made tools to manage your projects and clients.

  9. Speed Up and Look Professional

    With pre-made templates, you'll speed up your progress and look professional.

Tools and Templates

Pre-made tools and templates to help you get started

I created a few tools and templates to help you get started freelancing.

  1. Proposal Template

    Proposal Template

    Create a proposal in minutes with our proposal template. Customize the template with your own project details and send it to your client.

  2. Contract Template

    Contract Template

    A detailed contract template which prepared with attorney review. Customize the template with your own project details, and legal process.

  3. Invoice Management System and Invoice Template

    Invoice Management System and Invoice Template

    Track your invoices and payments with our invoice management system. Create an invoice in one click with the invoice template.

  4. Project Management System

    Project Management System

    Manage your projects and track your progress with timelines, tasks, and milestones.

  5. Customer Management System - a basic CRM

    Customer Management System - a basic CRM

    Manage your customers and leads with our customer management system., track your customer interactions and notes.

  6. Ongoing Support and New Tools

    Ongoing Support and New Tools

    We are constantly adding new tools to help you run your freelance business. You will have a lifetime access to all the new tools.


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  • Ongoing updates
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The guide, the pre-made tools and the templates to operate.


  • The complete guide
  • Proposal, Contract, Invoice Template
  • Project Management Tool
  • Customer Management Tool
  • Ongoing updates
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Yunus Erturk – Hey there, I’m the author behind ‘Get Your First Client’.

I’m a UI designer and developer in NY.
I’ve been working in the industry for 10+ years. I’ve worked as a freelancer, in agencies, and in-house. I experienced the good and the bad sides of the freelance life. During this time, I talked to many freelancers and saw the pain points of freelancing. Those who want to work freelance are most stuck on finding the first customer. But most don’t make it with a plan and a strategy. And I made this guide to help you get started. Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m always happy to help. Follow me on Twitter for more updates.

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