Before becoming a freelancer, RJ McCollam was fired from his job, evicted from his apartment, and even had his car repossessed. It took losing everything to inspire his motivation. Now, ten years later, he’s a successful web developer who’s guest spotting podcasts to share his experience with the rest of us.
Networking & Relationship Building
If you’ve never considered 'LinkedIn Prospecting' as a way to find clients, it's something that you may want to investigate as a freelancer. Jake Jorgovan is the founder of Lead Cookie - LinkedIn Lead Generation & Prospecting, but he’s been using LinkedIn as a way to connect with clients long before he started teaching other freelancers about it.
Even if you’re an introvert, you can still be a successful freelancer. Being an introvert doesn’t put you at a disadvantage. It probably means you’re better at reading people and understanding their problems, which makes you an excellent freelancer. Luis Vazquez, founder of The Mighty Introvert, talks about how you can hone these skills and succeed as an introvert.
How can you deal with, or better yet prevent, the stress and anxiety that can come from trying to build your own freelance business? Charlie Hoehn shares how he developed, battled with, and for the most part, overcame paralyzing anxiety associated with work.
How can you kick start your freelancing business through networking and referrals? Paige Wilhide shares how to network, from your first networking event to follow up to referral partnerships.
How do you build and maintain a network of relationships that can lead to winning exactly the types of freelancing clients that you want to work for? Even big fortune 500 brands? Zvi Band shares how to connect with people and maintain relationships in a way that leads to client work.
How do you connect with influencers and win them as clients? Esther Kiss secret is to have a giving mindset and to build friendships rather than clients.
How do you meet and build connections with people that can help you grow your business? Michael Roderick shares how you can build connections, why connections are so important, who to connect with, and how to maintain these valuable relationships.
Building and maintaining amazing client relationships is one of the golden keys to highly profitable consulting. I chat in-depth with Liston Witherill on how he maintains amazing relationships with his clients and how you can too.
Trust is the bedrock of all client relationships. But many freelancers completely miss this part of the client relationship, and one day learn that they have been replaced. Khuram Malik has built great client relationships and shares how to do it right.