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I'm a little late on this, however this is a great question and not something that many people (including myself for years) think about.
A few possibilities:
For recent connections and clients, when you are following up on your project and they are saying "oh wow this looks great, this will be a huge help, we are excited, etc. etc.", this is a time to throw in the plug for a testimonial. "Glad you love what I did! I had a blast working with you. By the way, would you mind leaving me a good review on LinkedIn?" People will WANT to do this for you if you have a good experience with them.
For past clients that are farther back, you can message them a general message reminding them of your work - "we worked together on the ________ project which I had a blast on..." - and let them know you are building out a new portfolio, profile page, LinkedIn, etc and just ask for that testimonial.
In either situation, if you had a good time working with others, they'll want to leave you a testimonial. Some might forget to do it later on, but you'll definitely get some bites. Good luck!
Now got some few good bites. Thanks for your thoughts Aaron! I'll definitely keep this in mind for the future projects :)
Awesome! It's something I honestly have to do more of as well. I don't ask for testimonials for my LinkedIn page very often. Your post was a good reminder to do that.
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