7 Questions to Ask Your Freelance Clients Before Starting WorkAlmost every major conflict you'll face as a freelancer will stem from asking the wrong questions to your clients before starting a new project. Getting Clients
Why I Turned Down $30k and Refused to Get a Job in CollegeMy parents were skeptical about my decision to be a designer. They thought I was nuts for refusing guaranteed income from a college job to "freelance" with no experience. But that all changed once… Getting Clients
How to Earn Freelance Income Without Any ClientsI've talked to dozens of freelancers need to find paying clients right now, but there's another way to earn money that most freelancers forget about. In fact, you can earn regular income every month without any… Getting ClientsMarketing & PositioningPortfolio Websites
Why Thinking Like a Client Will Change Your Freelancing Career ForeverMost portfolio websites are focused on the wrong person. Thinking like a client might be all you need to kickstart your freelancing career. Find out how seeing myself from the perspective of a paying… Getting ClientsMarketing & Positioning
How I Earned My First $10,000 as a Freelance Web DesignerIt took me a full four years to earn my first $10,000 of freelance income. Working 15 hours per week for most of each year, that works out to about $1.95 an hour. That's… Getting ClientsProductivity
7 Lessons from My First Year as a Full-Time FreelancerAfter one year of full-time freelancing, I share the observations I made, lessons I learned, advice I have for anyone interested in becoming a full-time freelancer. Make sure you have a desire to freelance,… Client CommunicationGetting ClientsProject Management
Don’t Break Your Own RulesI only experience problems with clients when I break my own rules. Accepting that position, attitude, and perspective is what enables you to learn and grow from your mistakes and make better decisions in… Career TransitionsGetting Clients
How to Turn One Small Project Into Years of Predictable IncomeThere's nothing more valuable than having predictable income when you're a freelancer. Unreliable income holds us hostage to our business even if we've managed to free ourselves from past employers. Getting ClientsMarketing & Positioning
How to Find More Freelance ClientsIf you're trying to find more freelance clients, you've got it all backwards. Instead, spend time giving potential clients more ways to find you. Getting ClientsMarketing & Positioning
How to Write Great Copy When You’re Not Actually a CopywriterLearn how to write great copy for your website that converts viewers into customers even if you don't have experience with copywriting, sales, or marketing. Client CommunicationGetting ClientsProject Management
How to Decline a Project While Helping The Client SucceedYou won't be a good fit for every project, but don't leave your clients empty-handed. Learn how to decline projects while guiding them towards success. Getting ClientsMarketing & Positioning
How to Market Yourself to Startups as a FreelancerOver 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… Getting ClientsMarketing & Positioning
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… Getting ClientsPricing & RatesProject Management
Why You Shouldn’t Blame Your Clients for Late PaymentsHave 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… Getting ClientsMarketing & Positioning
How to Identify and Attract Your Ideal Freelance ClientWouldn’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… Client CommunicationGetting Clients
How to Convert Your Leads Into High-Paying ClientsAs freelancers, we put a lot of time and effort into getting new leads, but we often forget how to close the deal once they arrive. A new lead isn’t much to brag about…
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