Why share this post with you? Because I think lots of freelancers get so caught up in managing projects and juggling clients that they miss tons of opportunities to up-sell their work.

You’re more than just a writer, or a designer, or an illustrator.

You’re also an all-around talented creative person and there are always more opportunities to contribute (and get paid for it) to a project.

Here’s what FreshBooks recommends:

  1. Demonstrate your range of expertise with examples of different work you have done.
  2. Offer to take part in strategy meetings; become part of the team.
  3. Offer feedback on items beyond your current project.
  4. Create new work to show your client what could be possible.
  5. Add value by sharing ideas or strategies that have worked for other clients.


Give it a whirl. I think you’ll be surprised what can come out of it.

Read the rest of the article at FreshBooks.