Essential Tools (and Sites!) for Every Freelancer Looking To Land Their First Client

How do you get clients to hire you when you have absolutely zero experience? And how does one make the jump from freelancer-hobbyist, to full-time occupation? Where can you find those high-paying clients that will actually value your work – and more importantly, pay for it?
Here are a few of the most essential tools and skills every new freelancer needs to be successful – coupled with some of the best, high-paying job sites to help you land your first real client.