“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...
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!
Networking is often an afterthought in business, and it’s understandable. To many networking means awkward conversations, but it can be so much more. If you want to continue to grow as a creative agency, you need to be networking, period.
To create consistent income for your design agency, you’ll need to offer retainer services. Find out which ones work best for this.
Most agencies focus their attention on finding more clients, but it’s actually more effective to grow your existing clients instead. Learn more now.
If you haven’t changed your agency’s minimum acceptable rate, you could be hurting your business. Learn why now’s the time to raise your rates.