Raising your prices may seem like a surefire way to lose clients, but just the opposite is true. Find out how to charge what you’re worth.
Finding high-paying clients is easy when you know where to look. The trick is leveraging your network of existing contacts. Learn how.
If expectations are not properly set in the early stages of a project, things can get pretty messy. Learn how to set realistic expectations every time.
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.