Using Unconventional Networking to Grow Your Agency

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.

The biggest mistake you can make when creating a proposal

For years, I unknowingly handled proposals the wrong way. I made the same mistakes time and time again, and because I didn't know any better I just kept doing it. This lead to me working harder than I needed to, losing proposals that I should have won, and worst of all, scrambling to find more prospects because I wasn't closing the ones that I had.

10 ways to shine during your next client project

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.

The New Freelancer’s Guide to Starting Strong

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...

The power of focus in your freelance business

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!

15 books every successful freelancer should read

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....