If you’re one of the many people who think Indeed.com is just for job seekers looking for a W2 placement with a company, you might be surprised! Indeed is a website for job seekers of all types—whether you’re looking for your first job, a better job, or a freelance gig, you can find it on Indeed.
But what about finding clients? With this one simple idea and a bit of daily diligence, you can turn a W2 offering into a lucrative client account.
So why is Indeed the go-to website for job seekers? There are a few reasons. First, Indeed has an extensive database of jobs. There are literally millions of listings from companies all over the world. And because Indeed is free to use, there’s no barrier to entry for job seekers. You can easily search jobs by keyword, location, or company, and you can even set up alerts so that you’ll be notified when new listings that match your criteria are posted.
But the real beauty of Indeed is that it’s not just a job board, it’s also a great resource for networking and research. You can use Indeed to connect with potential employers (would-be clients!) and research companies before applying (or even interviewing). And because Indeed is global and much of the world has moved to remote work, you can search for openings in your niche anywhere in the world.
Here’s the Simple Idea—aka the Indeed Apply Hack
Go to Indeed.com, put in your keyword and filter down your niche. Peruse the listings and if you see one that appeals—even if it’s a W2 job—there isn’t any reason why YOU as a freelancer, can’t apply. Send in your application, get into conversation and during the discovery process, you may just change the mind of the prospective employer before the end of the process.
Be sure to put in the time and apply to several of these every day. You’ll also want to write a killer cover letter. And think about including a one-minute video—that little extra something that makes you stand out and get noticed.
The Indeed Apply Hack is just idea #1 in from our handy guide: 7 Under the Radar Ways to Get Clients Fast. Get the complete guide right here.