So far we've covered how you'd go about actively searching for work online. However there's another side to the coin you need to consider and that is getting people to come to you.
Out past experience shows that once you're more known, people will actively search your name or trade name and find you. This is the best type of client you could get because they only want what you can provide.
By learning to setup your own site and putting the most important and relevant information on it you're advertising yourself to the world.
However you need to work smart and find an angle that'll allow you to stand out amongst other freelances who are also selling their services.
This video shows you some of the tricks you can use to get a 1-up!