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Adam SinickiThriving in the Gig Economyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4090-8_3

3. Expanding Your Reach

Thinking Outside the Box, Creating a Website, and More
Adam Sinicki1 
Bicester, UK

While freelancing platforms are the obvious choice for those looking to get started with freelancing (hence the name), they are but one option. And actually, thinking outside the box can help you to find untapped opportunities and avoid direct competition.

In fact, I tend to avoid these types of platforms where possible. They are mostly too rigid for my liking, even going as far as to prevent you from exchanging contact details with your clients. Of course, from the platforms’ perspective, you can understand why they don’t want you to make ...

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