August 2015

5 simple ways freelancers can grow their email list

An email list is a great way to increase traffic to your website or blog and can potentially land you several new clients. However, in order to have your email list be successful, you need people signing up for it…. Continue Reading →

8 essential security tips for freelancers

Do you think about your security often? I know that it’s not in the front of my mind as often as it should be. About 6 months ago, I was contacted through my website by a client who wanted a… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can clear their heads and watch productivity soar

It can be incredibly easy to let an overly busy mind kill your productivity. You’ve got so many thoughts, tasks, and who knows what else tumbling around in your head that if you don’t find a way to “dump” them,… Continue Reading →

This 1 simple trick will keep your freelance clients happy

A happy client usually means a happy freelancer. However, sometimes it can be a struggle to make sure that your client is happy. If you find yourself with a client who isn’t happy and you want to turn their frown… Continue Reading →

4 ways to kill it in your next freelance email pitch

Are your email pitches landing you new clients? Or do they always seem to fall short? If you want to become a successful freelancer, then nailing your email pitch is crucial. Leaving Work Behind has an excellent article that discusses… Continue Reading →

15 free (and almost free) tools freelancers need to be using

Freelancers rely on an array of tools to ensure that the job gets done. Unfortunately, many of these tools aren’t free. Sure, $10/month for a tool might not sound too bad, but chances are that you’re paying multiple subscription fees… Continue Reading →

Free ebook: Growing your freelance business

Chances are, you want to grow your freelance business. But how exactly do you go about doing that? The folks at How Design have put together a great ebook that will help you find new clients and grow your business…. Continue Reading →

How freelancers can overcome disorganization

If you’re serious about freelancing, then it’s extremely important that you be organized. If a client calls asking for another copy of the invoice you sent them, the last thing you want to do is spend an entire week looking… Continue Reading →

32 incredible productivity tips for freelancers

It’s becoming more and more apparent to many freelancers that several of the methods that were thought to increase productivity, may in fact hurt it. The idea of multitasking is a prime example of this. Because of this, we all… Continue Reading →

The freelancer’s 200-word guide to personal branding

Creating and maintaining a successful personal brand can have a huge impact on the growth of your freelance business. Often times though, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with everything that you should be doing in order to build your brand. That’s… Continue Reading →

Turn your freelance site into a client magnet

The majority of freelancers all have websites. The hard part isn’t necessarily getting your website live, it’s using it effectively; and that’s where many freelancers fall short. You may think that as long as you have some sort of presence… Continue Reading →

Why freelancers feel as if they’re always working (and how to fix it)

Before they started freelancing, the majority of freelancers probably thought that they would have more time on their hands after they made the leap. Unfortunately, for many freelancers, that seems as if it couldn’t be further from the truth. So,… Continue Reading →

How to get your freelance work done before lunch

Wouldn’t it be nice to get all of your work done before you even sit down for lunch? Of course it would be. Is that even possible, though? Absolutely. The folks over at Outsourced Freelancing Success have shared some great… Continue Reading →

6 ways freelancers can save time online

We’re all guilty of it. Even the most disciplined freelancers can fall victim to it. You think you’ll be okay; you think you won’t be tricked into it. Then you realize it’s already too late. You’ve become someone who wastes… Continue Reading →

Freelancers: Do you want to make more money? Here’s how.

We all want to make more money. It may not necessarily be because of greed, but because money, to a certain extent, can provide a sense of security. It’s a good feeling knowing that you’ll be able to pay your… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can conquer discouragement

To put it plainly, freelancing is hard, really hard. Not just anyone can make a living as a freelancer; it takes a very special person with loads of determination and an unwillingness to give up. Nevertheless, it’s quite common for… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can create a healthier home office

If you’re freelancing full time, you’re probably spending anywhere from 5-8 hours a day or more in your home office. With so much of your day being spent in one place, wouldn’t you want that place to affect you as… Continue Reading →

3 tests to run if your freelance marketing isn’t working

A marketing plan is a must have if you want to run a successful freelance business. Regardless of if you’ve written an extremely detailed or a simple one-page plan, it’s important that you just have something. But what do you… Continue Reading →

How To Build Your Personal Freelance Brand

What do you think your brand is? How do you think your brand is perceived? Could you be sending the wrong message? Having a strong brand is crucial as a freelancer. Often times, your brand is the first impression clients… Continue Reading →

How you can write the perfect freelance proposal

Writing the perfect freelance proposal can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. The folks over at Motiv have put together a fantastic free ebook that will help you craft the ultimate proposal and land more clients. From proposal… Continue Reading →

A simple follow up formula for freelancers

You’ve just attended a networking event where you met several potential clients and want to follow up with them. What exactly is the best way to do that, though? Many people tend to write the same, uninteresting email that doesn’t… Continue Reading →

How freelancers should make tough decisions

Making a tough decision can be extremely stressful and cause a lot of uncertainty in the final outcome. Often times, we take a very straightforward approach to making those decisions. However, doing so could actually limit you from seeing all… Continue Reading →

3 tips for freelancing through a crisis

As much as you may try to not let your personal life interfere with your professional life, sometimes it is unavoidable. When a crisis hits, working through it can be extremely tough. Many freelancers become unsure of what to do… Continue Reading →

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