This is a guest post by Connor Gillivan, CMO and co-owner of FreeeUp.com. If you are new to freelancing, this article will guide you on how to optimize your earnings. If you are looking into doing freelance as a business, these 5 freelance best practices will serve as an example of how to get bigger and better projects.
Are you unwittingly repelling your clients? I recently went through the process of trying to hire a builder to get a second garage built.
It was a fascinating experiment and a great reminder that most service providers are chasing clients away.
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