Marketing is one of the most important activities for any freelance worker. Freelancers rely upon a steady stream of work in order to avoid financial difficulties and effective marketing is a crucial factor in finding new clients. Some freelancers reach the stage where they can rely exclusively on referrals from previous clients, but it often takes a long time to reach this stage, making marketing a necessity. The problem for many freelance workers is that they do not want to spend a fortune on their marketing. However, marketing does not have to be expensive. In fact, it can often be completely free. Here are some very effective but highly affordable marketing techniques for any freelance worker.