“I’m SO BUSY this week” “I just don’t have the bandwidth to take on that project right now” “Ugh, there’s so much to do and so little time” Time management is a weakness for many freelancers — especially designers. The perils of being a creative! I’ve been there myself. I’ve used every excuse in the book because I didn’t have effective time management skills. When I got to the end of most work days, I realized I mainly answered emails, sat in on meetings, did favors for others… But I didn’t get much meaningful work...
In this episode of The Creative Business Podcast we're going to discuss our most popular topics ever: How to thrive in client interviews (plus, how to close a sale 90% of the time). Learn how to successfully interview prospects and clients to close more deals, make more money, and grow your business.
In this episode of The Creative Business Podcast I speak to David Kelly, our new Marketing Guru, about how to generate leads for your creative business. Learn how to generate leads easily in half the time — backed by evidence from dozens of years of successes and failures in our own freelancing and creative careers.
Ups and downs. Good months… followed by bad months. Feast or famine. Sound familiar? Running a consulting or freelancing business can be stressful. Some months, your numbers look great. Other months, projects are slow and you’re getting nervous about paying your bills. As freelancers ourselves, we’ve been there: Earlier this year — before I knew how to generate leads — I lost all three of my marketing clients in one month. Two of my clients had babies, and the third ran into operations issues with their business. Ouch Our founder, Nathan, suffered at the hands...
Here at Nusii, we require every trial user to sign up with a credit card. I can hear your gasps from across the Internet. In a landscape littered with SaaS product trials loudly proclaiming “no credit card required!” asking for a credit card is rare. In fact, we even had one prospect recently complain about our decision...
As you've no doubt realized at one point or another, interviewing clients is a key piece of your business. Freelancing is not just the work itself; freelancing is also business development. Client interviews are paramount to your success!
In this episode of The Creative Business Podcast I speak to Marcus Blankenship about building better client relationships. A 'bad' client can be incredibly depressing and really dampen your enthusiasm for future projects...but more often than not it's through our own actions and systems that a client goes 'bad' in the first place. Listen to today's episode to see how you can avoid ever having a 'Client from Hell'.
In this episode of The Creative Business Podcast I talk to Marie Poulin. Marie has worn many hats over the years... She's been a designer, digital strategist, a mentor, branding specialist and founder. But like most of us, Marie began life as a Freelancer. In today's episode Marie shares how she moved beyond the traditional freelance life and how through her various projects, she now helps others do the same...and with huge success!
Are you considering building a remote team for your business? If so, you'll face a series of unique challenges. How do you create a sense of community within your remote team, and how do you ensure open communication. A united team is a productive team, but how do we achieve this?
January is here, which means it’s time to evaluate the year’s forecasted media trends. There have been many changes throughout the last year. Live video has grown, SEO kept changing, web design evolved even further, and User Experience continued to grow in importance....But what's next?