If you’re tired of sending out proposals and never hearing back from clients, you could be making one of these six costly mistakes. Learn more now.
When it comes to marketing your freelance business, you may think: “Ugh. I hate selling. There has to be a better way to market my services.” “Who has time for marketing?” If you fall into the first category, I bet the word “sales” gives you an uneasy feeling. You procrastinate and avoid the task of selling and focus more on your existing business. If this sounds like you, your approach just needs some tweaking. However, if you fall into the “I don’t mind sales, but I don’t have time to market my services” category, I...
Personality types are important in any business, but what about when it’s just you? Over the years I’ve been learning more and more about personality types. I’ve learned how they affect not only group dynamics, but also the individual. Introversion and extroversion are two of the most polarizing factors within an individual’s personality. A classic example is that introverts prefer to recharge their social battery alone, while extroverts get their energy from others.
Your business depends on your creativity. And as much as we might not like to admit it, sometimes it needs a little TLC. You get out what you put in, and that’s where side projects come in. If you don’t already have one to help you keep those creative juices flowing, I hope by the end of this post you’ll be convinced enough to start one!
Good project management is important to the success of any client project. If you’re new to freelancing, building solid project management skills now will pay off for years to come. However effective project management requires practice and a certain degree of experimentation. So let's take a look at 10 areas where you can shine during your next client project.
Freelancing can be unnerving. You’re paid to put your work - your soul - out into the world for all to see. That said, freelancing can help you grow personally and professionally. Whether you’re looking for a full-time career or a side income, the freelance life can provide. I’m not going to sugarcoat it: beginning a freelance career is hard. It can take time to build a network, find clients, and create your brand. But believe me, it’s worth it! You get to work with people from around the world and every day is different. If you're thinking about...
When creating a product or service, many businesses use customer personas to target their ideal customer. As freelancers and small business owners, we’re also selling a service - our skills and expertise. But have you thought about your "ideal client"? Are you marketing to them?
As freelancers, it can be increasingly difficult to sit down and focus on the ever-growing to do lists. Especially with the constant connectedness of today. Social media, email, and the latest iDevice can easily grab your attention from your current project. While each of those elements are important to a business’s success, there is a time and a place. That being said, here are some tips I hope you’ll find helpful in this new year to help you remain focused and present!
If you’re anything like me then you probably devour educational material. There are an abundance of resources out there for freelancers, but sometimes nothing beats getting away from the desk and sitting down with a good book. So whether you’re a designer, developer, student, social media or sales consultant, check out our collection of 15 books every successful freelancer should read. If there are any books you feel should be on the list, be sure to leave a comment below. All excerpts are taken from the books' sales pages. Stop thinking like a freelancer Author: Liam Veitch. Read? Not yet....
One of the great things about being an independent freelancer is well... the independence. You make our own decisions and follow your own path. Sometimes though it's easy to get lost along the way.