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How Should I Get More Clients?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MoreMoneyMoreProblem, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    So for the moment I have had to put some of my black hat testing to the side and come up with actual cash so that I can purchase a vehicle within the next month or so... I am working towards $1,000 and am about $800-900 away from my goal (saving is harder than it looks).

    Anyways I have started my freelancing ventures once again and I have been getting a project or two daily in the range for price between $5 and $60. I guess it just depends on who is looking for what that day. Anyways I want a way that I can get more of a client base and get my name out there.

    Are there any freelancers in here that could give me some pointers? I want to be looking at around $50 a day average. So far I have been receiving clients from here, DP, and once in a blue moon Elance. I am most proficient in WordPress customization and HTML editing and skills around those.
     
  2. g111k

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    Word of advice... don't buy an old piece of shit vehicle for $1,000-$3,000

    1) Bought a 1992 BMW 325i (awesome looking with new paint job, body kit and the whole shananigan) $2000
    2) Two weeks later car vigorously starts pulling to the left - fix left control arm $300
    3) Another two weeks later the car is overheating - new radiator + hoses $500
    4) Another two weeks later the car is still overheating - new waterpump $200
    5) Another two weeks later I find out the oil tank is cracked, headgasket needs reinforcement, auto locks started acting funny, both lower control arm brushes needs to be replaced, a whole lot other shit will need to be replaced within the near future - $x,xxx
    6) Sell the pain in the ass, finance a 2006 sick ass german engineering ride for $500/month
    7) 6 months later all I've spent money on is 4x oil change and new wipers $300

    Moral of the story, you will spend MORE money SAVING for and MAINTAINING an old car, compared to financing a new one. I used to be all against financing/leasing/debt of any kind, but after personal experience I'm a very glad and proud new financed car owner.
     
  3. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    Well the only problem with these vehicle at the moment is the control arm on passenger side is going but the owner is going to fix this before I purchase the vehicle and also the front windshield is cracked. The car is a $4500-5000 car but I am getting a friend discount. Also I am taking it to the Mitsubishi dealership before I buy it and am going to pay for the 100 and something point inspection just to make sure nothing else is wrong with the vehicle.
     
  4. g111k

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    Eh, unfortunately you missed the point... which is used cars (more than 5 years old) will ALWAYS have shit wrong with them, constantly, and require MONTHLY (if more than 10 years old then BI-WEEKLY) maintenance, which will cost you more than owning a new car in the long run.

    But hey, go with your gut... people always learn best from their personal experience, just like I did :)