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Homebased Profesionals Find Work On The Web

If networking and pitching scare the living hell out of you, bid for projects online.

This story appears in the November 2000 issue of

Jennifer Lacroix doesn't like sales and marketing all that much. But as the president of KMV Advertising, a Sausalito, California-based media consulting firm, if Lacroix doesn't market her company, she can't make the sale.

And that was the Catch 22-until she joined, an online marketplace for independent professionals, last year. She posted her credentials, and now she bids on applicable projects that come along. She's since joined five such sites. Today, she says, easily half of her business comes directly from clients she's found by way of these sites-without her having to do any other sales and marketing.

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