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Don’t Be a Feast or Famine Freelancer thumbnail

I recently saw a post in freelance group I'm a part of that said: I don't have time to market my business when I have a ton of clients, but then I don't get any more clients because I'm not marketing. This isn't the first time I've seen this statement and problem among freelancers, even Read More

Hiring a Bookkeeper vs. Doing it Yourself thumbnail

It’s no secret that bookkeeping is probably the least favorite task of most creative business owners because it doesn’t produce any profit and can be overwhelming. Outsourcing this piece of your operation can be beneficial, but doing it yourself has its benefits too. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each. It’s Read More

How to Save for “Retirement” as a Freelancer thumbnail

I have a confession to make. I am a financial planner and I’m not saving for retirement. That’s right, you heard it here first. I was saving for retirement at my old job that had a 401k matching program. They matched up 50 cents on the dollar up to 6% of what I put in Read More

5 Common Bookkeeping Mistakes You Might Be Making thumbnail

Doing your own bookkeeping can be pretty tricky unless you have an accounting background or know someone who does, but that shouldn’t hold you back. I’m sharing the five most common bookkeeping mistakes I see when reviewing clients’ work, how you can fix them and have peace of mind you’re on the right track.   Read More

Why I Don’t Have Set Prices: A Different Way to Freelance thumbnail

There are other models of business being used out there in this wild world, beyond value-based-pricing and productizing services. I'm going to explain one that I used, why I did so and then show you how. The gift-economy is one such model. Gift-economy is a term that brings subjects to mind like; "sharing/collaborative economy (Airbnb Read More

I’m a Chronic Under-Pricer thumbnail

Hi. I'm Mark, and I'm a chronic under-pricer. When I launched my services as a Budget Nerd (which means I act as bookkeeper and CFO for consultants and agencies), I set my retainer at $200 per month. I estimated I'd need about an hour per month per client for data entry and maintenance (the bookkeeping Read More

How to Get Clients to Choose Your Highest Priced Service thumbnail

Let me guess: you’ve gone through many stages of packaging up your offerings and services in an effort to make more money from your freelance business. You may have started with no packages, and just doing custom quotes (then realised you were wasting so much time with custom quotes for people looking only for a Read More

Becky Kindhead

Do you sometimes think to yourself “everyone is a (writer/web developer/circus performer)”? Because there is so much competition out there, you don’t want to raise your rates because your clients will just go to the next person out there. Everybody is getting online, it’s easier than ever to throw up a website, get a quick Read More

I Raised My Prices & Got More Clients thumbnail

Pricing. That word alone can give most freelancers an anxiety attack. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You’re charging too little. Yes you. And I probably still am too. But I’m working on it. I recently raised my prices. I basically doubled them. And you know what happened? I got more clients. And Read More