How to Get Your First 10 Clients as a FreelancerThe gig economy is growing faster than ever, but breaking into the freelance lifestyle can feel like a daunting task. These expert tips will help you get your first 10 clients. Amanda Winstead • 6 min read Getting ClientsPortfolio Websites
How to Supercharge Your Website’s Contact Form (and Attract Better Freelance Clients)If your websites contact form only collects name, email, and message, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to get high quality freelance leads. Matt Olpinski • 8 min read Getting ClientsProject Management
What is Project Roadmapping and When Should You Use It?Don't waste hours talking with a freelance clients only to have them "go in a different direction". Use Project Roadmapping to build trust, provide value, and get paid to plan the project! Matt Olpinski • 8 min read Getting ClientsGuest Articles
How Instagram Can Help You Attract More Freelance ClientsBuilding a business requires you to see everything from a marketing perspective. Using a popular platform such as Instagram, you can build your online presence, attract more freelance clients, and earn more money. Parichehr Parsi • 5 min read Client CommunicationGetting Clients
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. Matt Olpinski • 10 min read 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… Matt Olpinski • 2 min read 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… Matt Olpinski • 3 min read 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… Matt Olpinski • 4 min read 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… Matt Olpinski • 5 min read 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,… Matt Olpinski • 7 min read 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… Matt Olpinski • 4 min read 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. Matt Olpinski • 9 min read 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. Matt Olpinski • 7 min read 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. Matt Olpinski • 10 min read 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. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read 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… Matt Olpinski • 8 min read
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