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How to Structure Your Bank Accounts for Massive Financial Success

As a freelancer, getting paid is at the top of the priority list. But what do you do with the money once you have it? It's time to structure your finances.

Financial ManagementHandling PaymentsRunning a Business
6 Tips for Negotiating a Higher Salary

Each year people accept salaries less than what they deserve. It seems like employers always have the upper hand, but that doesn't have to be the case.

InterviewsStudentsThe Hiring Process
How to Market Yourself to Startups as a Freelancer

Over 100 million new businesses each year are trying to stake their claim in the startup world, but with so many businesses trying to create "the next big thing", finding the right startup to work with is tricky.

Digital MarketingGetting More ClientsWebsite StrategyWorking with Startups
My Journey Through College, Design Agencies, and Freelancing

In this interview, Lakera's thought-provoking and inspiring questions got at the heart of my college and career life to reveal the path that led me to where I am today. I want to share our conversation with you in hopes that it will inspire you to recognize your passions and pursue your dream career.

InterviewsPersonal DevelopmentStudents
The Simple Tweet That Got Me Featured on Dribbble

In 2016, I was featured as a success story in Dribbble's "For the Win" series. Find out how Dribbble helped me make over $150,000 in just 3 years.

Building Your NetworkCommunicationSocial Media
Should you call yourself a freelancer or a consultant?

Before deciding what to call yourself, it's important to understand how people perceive consultants and freelancers, but at the end of the day, the way you position yourself is more important than what you call yourself.

CommunicationDigital MarketingGetting More Clients
How I Solved a Complex UX Problem Using the Bible

Find out how I used the Bible to solve a complex UX problem and design an interface that made browsing municipal code online easier for anyone.

DesignManaging ProjectsWebsite Strategy
Add 50 Hours to Your Month by Subtracting Social Media

Do you ever wish there were more hours in a day? Most of us end our days feeling like we haven't accomplished enough. The truth is, you can grant yourself that wish if you're willing to sacrifice the time you spend on social media.

LifestyleProductivitySocial Media
A Simple Design Process to Use for Every Digital Project

There's a simple 3 step process that you can use for every digital project by breaking the design process down to it's fundamental elements.

DesignManaging ProjectsProductivity
Why Responding to Every Email is Good for Your Business

Responding to every email is a great way to build your network, but it's also time-consuming. Using pre-made email templates will save you hours each week.

CommunicationManaging EmailsProductivity
How I Sold a $6,000 Website to a Non-Profit Using Value-Based Pricing

Find out how I sold a $6,000 website to a non-profit using value-based pricing and why they agreed to pay 100% of the total cost upfront.

Growing Your BusinessPricing StrategyWriting Proposals
2015 Year in Review

After two amazing back-to-back years in 2013 and 2014, I wasn't sure if 2015 would be able to top it. But it totally did. I hope that by sharing my accomplishments I can inspire you to do great things in your personal and professional life too.

AnalyticsLifestylePersonal DevelopmentRunning a BusinessYear In Review
5 Tips for Qualifying a Freelancer

Finding and qualifying a freelancer for your next project business isn't easy. Hire the perfect person for your next project without a hassle.

Managing ProjectsQualifying LeadsThe Hiring Process
Struggling with Late Payments? Stop Blaming Your Clients

Have you ever been stiffed by a client? You convinced them to hire you, everyone was eager to get stared, and everything seemed to be going great, but the client either paid you late or never paid you at all.

Handling PaymentsManaging ProjectsQualifying Leads
3 Pricing Strategies Freelancers Use to Calculate Project Fees

You probably know by now that most freelancers will use hourly rates to calculate the price of your project, but did you know that there other pricing methods too? Today, I'd like to introduce you to a few common pricing strategies used by freelancers.

Growing Your BusinessHandling PaymentsPricing Strategy
How to Identify and Attract Your Ideal Freelance Client

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the perfect clients always reaching out to you for work? It’s not only possible, but completely attainable for any freelancer. The key to attracting the right clients starts with understanding what you offer and what your clients are looking for.

Digital MarketingGetting More ClientsQualifying Leads
Gravity Forms + ConvertKit: The Killer Combo That Defeated MailChimp

When I first started my newsletter, my goal was to cultivate an audience that I could educate and offer paid products to in the future. So, I quickly researched popular email marketing platforms and chose MailChimp, but it turns out that ConvertKit was the better choice.

Digital MarketingManaging Emails
Which Mobile Solution is Right for Your Business?

With mobile devices becoming increasingly integrated into our daily lives, it's safe to say that a mobile web presence is going to benefit your business. The real question is, which one is right for you? Believe it or not, a fully responsive website is not always the right option.

Mobile StrategyRunning a Business
Get Back in Control of Your Inbox With a Single Click

When you look at your inbox each day, how do you feel? Do you dread opening Gmail because of all the emails that need your attention now? If you're anything like I was, you'd be stressed already and not even out of bed yet.

Managing EmailsProductivity
How to Maximize and Manage Your Time as a Freelancer

Freelancing awards us the freedom to choose the hours we work, but it is important to have a plan for your days and weeks, even if that plan changes from time to time.

LifestyleProductivityRunning a Business