Promote yourself at any opportunity. As a freelancer your product is you, so there is no inappropriate time to offer your services. This does not mean taking every brief that comes your way. The work you do all contributes to your folio, or these days, your online presence. Don’t put your name on work that you don’t feel comfortable being associated with. Not only will it create a bad reputation in terms of choices, but you’re less likely to produce good work.
Contributor: Caleb Backe from mapleholistics.com