Wouldn't freelance life be easier if your clients kept hiring you, instead of you having to constantly chase new projects? This simple strategy creates a natural way to get hired for more work by the clients that you already have.
You're interested in freelancing, but is it the right path for you?
Freelancing can allow you to build a happy and abundant lifestyle with your craft.
But there are freelancing business models that I see all the time which are very broken. And the freelancers stuck in them can never quite seem to "make it".
I outline the three models and why they don't work. Does this describe your freelancing business?
2015 was a great year and 2016 has big shoes to fill. I recap the major highlights of the year and provide a glimpse of what 2016 has to bring.
How on earth do you ever take a break as a freelancer and go on that epic trip that you have dreamed of? Learn how to earn your travel freedom as a freelancer (3,700 words)
Consulting often gets a bad rap due to poor execution, rather than a fundamental flaw in the consulting model. I learned that the hard way, and now I want to explain why I do genuinely love consulting.
Who is that ideal client, the client that NEEDS the specific services that you provide? I mean, if I could wave a magic wand, and your dream client would appear just like that, exactly as described, what would you request?
Here’s an email I received recently from a reader. Does this sound familiar?
“I have a cushy, Dilbert-style cubicle job. It pays very well, but it sucks the life out of me. I want to strike out on my own, but I'm afraid: afraid of the unknown, afraid of The Client From Hell, afraid of interruptions to our household cash-flow. Afraid of a million other details I can't even foresee. Are these legitimate fears? Are there other things I should be afraid of? Am I biting off more than I can chew? Is the reward greater than the risk?” – Jeff
My website development company turned 9 years old this month. To celebrate, I am sharing 6 of the most important lessons that I have learned.
Like many people starting out on their own, I knew nothing about actually selling my services. I was eager to take on any project, at almost any price.
Soon I had a lot of clients. But I was also working 12 hours a day and making only so-so money. That quickly made me start asking "what's the point?