Getting Clients

Articles about getting clients, organized by topic.

Why Thinking Like a Client Will Change Your Freelancing Career Forever

Most 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 client redefined my freelancing career forever.

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How I Earned My First $10,000 as a Freelance Web Designer

It 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 not good even for a college student, but that's where my story began.

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7 Lessons from My First Year as a Full-Time Freelancer

After 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, not just quit your 9-5 job. A false motivation can quickly lead to failure.

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12 Things You Should Remove From Your Portfolio Website Immediately

A collection of brutally honest tips for what you should remove from your portfolio website immediately before someone decides to not hire you (and what to replace them with instead).

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How to Turn One Small Project Into Years of Predictable Income

There'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.

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How to Find More Freelance Clients

If 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.

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How to Write Great Copy When You’re Not Actually a Copywriter

Learn 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.

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How to Decline a Project While Helping The Client Succeed

You 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Convert Your Leads Into High-Paying Clients

As 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 unless you can convert it into a high paying client who understands the value of your services.

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Boonle: A New Type of Freelancing Platform

Imagine a world where freelancers pick their clients on a first-come, first serve basis without any bidding or approval process. A world that allows them to enhance their skills, experience, and reputation while also turning a small profit for quality work. And what if it was totally free?

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How to Write a Winning Proposal

Did you know that writing a winning proposal starts long before the proposal is written? When you get a new lead, it’s up to you to ask qualifying questions that determine if the client and their project are an ideal fit for you and your business. This is called “qualifying” your lead.

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Get Hired With The Perfect Online Student Portfolio

If you are pursuing a degree in any digital or creative field, it is no longer optional that you have a personal website to show off your best work to potential employers. Thanks to many of the latest advancements in web technology, it's easy for anyone to make one.

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10 Signs You’re About to Work With a Difficult Client

It's difficult to know which clients to work with and which ones to avoid. It's not always easy because that can sometimes mean rejecting potential income and a new portfolio piece, but working with the wrong client is never worth the headache.

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The Golden Question No Other Freelancer Is Asking

The freelancing market is more oversaturated now that it has ever been before. If you really want to stand out from the crowd, simply asking this question will tell the client that you know what you are doing and that you care about their business.

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