October 2015

6 Ways you can win freelance clients with cold emails

Landing clients with cold emails may not be the most successful tactic a freelancer has ever used but it can and does work. The reason that many freelancers fail to land clients this way is that the fail to remember… Continue Reading →

5 Steps to writing the perfect freelance proposal

Crafting the perfect freelance proposal is not easy. Too often, freelancers make the mistake of focusing so much on the core of the proposal that they neglect the entrance to it. How you start off your proposal sets the stage… Continue Reading →

Why freelancers should never stop networking

How often do you think about networking when it comes to your freelance business? I’m not talking about handing out your business card every now and then, either. I’m talking about actual networking – connecting with and building real relationships… Continue Reading →

A 7-day plan for freelancers to start their side-hustle

Starting a side-hustle is a fantastic way for freelancers to generate passive income. While it may not happen overnight, a successful side-hustle will allow you focus less on meeting your income requirements by any means necessary and focus more on… Continue Reading →

Small things freelancers can do everyday to become successful

There’s not one particular thing that you can do to become successful. Success requires you to multitask, working hard in several different areas all with the goal of building up your business. Often times, it’s the small things that freelancers… Continue Reading →

How you can tackle your most difficult freelance task

There’s always that one task that you dread doing. It could be sending an email to that difficult client or trying to get money that you’re owed. Maybe it’s something as simple as updating your social media or website but… Continue Reading →

Why one freelancer killed their social media accounts (and what they did instead)

Social media is all around us and only seems to become more prevalent. Everyone is on social media at this point in time and it can be a fantastic platform to connect with dozens of potential clients. You can use… Continue Reading →

5 morning rituals all freelancers should be doing

Some freelancers hate mornings while others absolutely love them! Regardless of how you feel, there’s no denying that what you do in the morning can have a severe impact on the rest of your day and can really inhibit your… Continue Reading →

Why chronic worriers might be more creative freelancers

  This is an extremely interesting post by Freelancers Union that you need to check out. If you find yourself worrying more than you think you should, you could be chronically worrying. However, it’s possible that it can boost your creativity…. Continue Reading →

Overcome your freelance barriers

Having the internet in your hands at all times is a huge advantage to your freelance business. If you get an urgent email from a client, you can respond immediately. If you find a solid lead that you want to… Continue Reading →

Why you should say no to freelance clients (a lot)

“No.” It’s a word that almost everyone hates hearing. However, it’s a word that can be extremely powerful and can help you grow your freelance business. Curious as to why and how saying “no” to your clients could grow your… Continue Reading →

How to perform an end-of-year freelance client cleansing

Businesses change, they evolve, and they always strive for growth. Your freelance business should not be any different. As your business grows and your goals change, you might find that there are some clients who are holding you and your… Continue Reading →

71 Great websites to find freelance work

There are lots of ways to land new freelance work. From referrals and in-person networking to freelance job sites and social media, it seems as if you should always have another job lined up. However, that’s not always the case… Continue Reading →

Why freelancers should chase relationships, not clients

Freelancers need clients in order for your business to stay afloat. Because of this, it can be easy to look at clients as nothing more than a means to an end. However, if you develop this mindset, it can be… Continue Reading →

Turn small freelance projects into long-term work

While small projects are not as appealing to most freelancers as large projects, they can still bring on a lot of value. For starters, a small project is going to be much faster than a larger one which means you… Continue Reading →

Shake up your freelance business and stay competitive

If you want a business to survive, you must be willing to change, adapt, and try something new. A freelance business is no different – after all, it’s still a business. If what you’re currently doing is working for your… Continue Reading →

How you can win local freelance clients

With today’s technology, freelancers can work with anyone in the world from the comfort of your own home. From freelancing job sites to your personal website, the opportunities available to find and land new clients seem limitless. However, often times… Continue Reading →

13 Simple ways freelancers can save money

I think you probably know that money doesn’t grow on trees and it isn’t necessarily easy to come by. For freelancers specifically, saving money is probably always at the front of your mind. But what areas do you focus on… Continue Reading →

The secrets you need to know for a well balanced freelance life

It can be difficult to balance your freelance work with everything else in your life. Often times, freelancers error on the side of too much work and not enough of everything else. However, the key to a successful business isn’t… Continue Reading →

How to renegotiate a freelance deadline (without losing your client)

Deadlines are absolutely necessary for freelancers and clients alike. They help both parties know when to expect a completed project and can prevent a project from dragging on. Sometimes though, deadlines are your worst enemy. You might have dropped the… Continue Reading →

5 Time-saving hacks to send out your freelance email faster

Email is a crucial part of any freelancers business, yet it can easily consume a large part of your day and kill your productivity. That’s why it’s important to get your emails out as fast as possible without sacrificing quality…. Continue Reading →

Time to spring clean your freelancing business!

I know what you’re probably thinking, “It’s fall, not spring.” Yes, while you are right, the idea of “spring cleaning” your freelance business is not one that should just be limited to spring. It’s something that you should be doing… Continue Reading →

5 Direct response tactics for getting more freelance clients

We’ve all experienced direct marketing of some kind. Most of you have probably received a form of direct marketing to your mailbox. Does it ever work on you? Have you ever tried using direct marketing for your business? While I’ve… Continue Reading →

Grow your freelance career by getting rid of your clients

When you think about growing your business, dropping your clients is probably the last thing on your mind. It seems counterintuitive. How would getting rid of clients help you build your career? For starters, you probably have a client or… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can write the best email subject lines

A newsletter can be a fantastic way to land more clients and grow your business. However, in order for it to be affective, you need people to actually read it. By sending out relevant and insightful content on a regular… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can get paid more in 3 simple steps

From diversifying your income to setting up retainers, there are a lot of different ways that freelancers can increase how much money they make. However, you don’t have to spend hours on a side project just to make more money…. Continue Reading →

Create a competitive advantage to your freelance business

Discovering what makes your business better than everyone else’s is key if you want to see your freelance career grow. Often times, you might find yourself thinking about it in terms of physical deliverables or rates. I can design a… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can build authentic connections with potential clients

Referrals are one of the most common ways that freelancers get new work. So why do referrals work so well? Part of it is because there is already a sense of trust between you and the client before the work… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can create amazing brand guidelines

A brand guidelines document (also called a style guide) is a great way to make sure that the brand you worked so hard to create looks how you intended it to. Not only that, but it’s also a great opportunity… Continue Reading →

4 Easy things you can do to be a better freelancer

We all continue to strive to be better freelancers. While you may find yourself focusing on the big things that you should be doing to better yourself and your business, there are lots of little things that shouldn’t be overlooked…. Continue Reading →

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