Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.


Adam maitland
Adam maitland
Courses Plus Student 211 Points

most effective way to advertise my services


I have almost completed my degree in Graphic design and now want to start freelancing to gain experience and most importantly full my portfolio with client work.

I am really struggling to find clients, I don't know where to start!

My services:

Brand design Website design/ui design

Web development: HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, PHP, Wordpress

I also offer hosting

What is the most effective way of advertising services like these ?



2 Answers

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,135 Points

I'm a big fan of gathering a bouquet of flowers from those closest to you. Meaning, a great way to start to grow your business will be to get your first few clients from people you already have a relationship with, and incentivize them for referrals to people they know.


Check out the How to Freelance course, or some of the other business courses from the library.

Hope this helps :)