The number one search result, when you search for "what to do when freelancing is slow," on Google also gives the best advice. I'd know because I read it, and found enormous comfort in it, during a week when the perfect soundtrack, for what my inbox was like, was cricket sound effects. I actually followed a lot of the advice it gave me, especially the stuff about building up skills, and contacting current and previous clients, and the results were excellent. Not only did I attend a continuing education open house, at Ryerson University, but I also enrolled in one or two digital marketing workshops, and emailed a bunch of current, former, and prospective clients. By Saturday I had three new clients, a couple of projects, with tight deadlines, and all of my social media profiles had a major, highly satisfactory makeover. The thing about freelancing is that it moves in waves. You're always either swamped with work, or experiencing a slow period. It takes a lot of resilience, patience, and the ability to be extremely frugal with money. As I reach the point, where the two year mark, is only seven months away I've began to see patterns. I typically have the least amount of new work during national, provincial, international, and local holidays, and weekends. Today is a day of intense deadlines. As I write this blog entry I've successfully met a noon deadline, for a newsletter, where I had no other choice but to start writing, as soon as I got my acceptance email. It's only 12:3o in the afternoon, and I'm more than halfway through my deadline crunch filled Monday.