One other essential, though, is having a good resume. You may not have a recent resume, but take out the one you have now, go through your projects, and write down the skills used for each project.
After you know what's on your resume, then you can categorize it. Decide which skills were business related and which were IT related. Show off these skills in your resume so that you can impress prospective clients.
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