First I want to say thanks for this great community! I don't know much about Internet Marketing but this forum offers plenty of advice
Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself.
I'm a freelance illustrator and graphic / logo designer based in Germany. I'm all self taught and have worked with quite a few larger and established brands in the past. Problem is that these gigs occur very seldom and I never have a steady source of income. It's like a huge gamble or luck game.
Now to my question:
Do you have any advice on how or where I can find clients? Maybe I should stop chasing the big companies and focus on smaller (or even local) businesses? I am on social media sites such as Instagram but mostly it only leads to likes but never any work. I see freelancers that offer lesser quality but are actually making money. It irritates me but I am thinking that they are better at marketing their services.
I've also noticed that I attract other artists more than clients and I'm having a hard time finding the right audience that will actually buy from me. I basically have no clue where my clientele is to be found on the internet. What sites do they visit?; What tags do they use? etc..
And how can I offer my services so that my clients keep returning? Right now it's like they hire me for a logo and then I never see them again.
Sorry for these silly questions, I'm just a bit lost at the moment.
Thanks a lot,