Freelancers are more prone to making a mistake much like anybody else on a job — but, since you don't have a boss to check your work, a mistake could result in either losing a client or even poor feedback about your work on social media. Maybe you missed a deadline or forgot part of an assignment. Regardless of the scope of the damage, you need to take immediate … [Read more...] about You Messed Up. Here’s How to Keep the Client
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...” — A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens knew what he was talking about in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to freelancing. After all, he was (at times) a freelance reporter/writer and the words from the quote ring true for many in the freelancing world. Let me explain. Ever … [Read more...] about Should You Outsource Work as a Freelancer?
Roller coasters and trains. One is super fun and exciting (in doses) and the other reliably gets things from A to B. Coasters are slow to start, fast for a minute or two and then wrap up slowly before starting all over again. Trains cruise from milestone to milestone over the course of hundreds — even thousands of miles. Which illustration best depicts what your … [Read more...] about How to Consistently Find New Clients (Stop the Feast or Famine)
Did you know that "email generates $38 for every $1 spent, which is an astounding 3,800% ROI"? This makes it one of the most effective marketing options available today. So you may be asking yourself, do cold emails work? If you know what you're doing, yes they do. Email is still by far one of the most popular platforms to easily reach anyone, in any part of the … [Read more...] about How to Cold Email Clients and Get Responses
The word “referral” is magical to many freelancers. Some solopreneurs really never prospect for new clients because they are busy enough with only their current clientele and the word-of-mouth they receive. Although, many freelance folks are just plain bad at getting others to refer their friends and colleagues. Why? There are three main reasons. Just … [Read more...] about Getting Referrals: Everything You Need To Know