Scale Your Business

Scale Your Business

Popular Blog Posts on Scaling Your Business GROW YOUR TEAM Why You Can’t Do It All Alone Decide What Tasks To Automate 50 Things You Can Outsource to a Virtual Assistant How to Hire a Virtual Assistant 3 Must-Use Apps to Communicate with Your Virtual Assistant How to Ensure Success With Outsourcing 15 Ways a … Read more

The FTF Guide To Getting Clients as a Freelancer

Grow Your Business

Ok, first things first. If you want to build a long, successful and consistent business as a freelancer, you’ve can’t be a feast or famine freelancer. Sure, you can go try to get work on freelancer sites like Upwork (although I think you should avoid Upwork at all costs, no matter what kind of freelancer … Read more

STREAMLINE Your Business

Successful freelancing isn’t just about getting clients, it’s about staying sane along the way. Setting up systems & processes, using online tools, ensuring boundaries are in place, and getting your legal ducks in a row is essential to runnin’ your own show. MANAGING CLIENTS Freelance Process To Save Time & Impress ClientsWhy Dubsado is the … Read more

The Freelance To Freedom® Guide To Starting Your Freelance Business

Starting your own business can seem like a daunting endeavour. There is so much to do, learn, implement, etc and perfectionism usually gets to the best of us. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I see people all.the.time. trying to overcomplicate things. But here’s the reality: Making money is just about discovering what … Read more

Should You Put Pricing On Your Website

The debate rages on — to display your prices up-front or not, that is the question. And it’s a question that plagues freelancers All. The. Time. Like any good debate, there are strong arguments for and against. Me, I’ve always been firmly in the “for” camp. But nothing convinced me (and will convince you) as much as what … Read more

5 Questions to Help You Charge What You’re Worth

Also known as “why there isn’t a wrong answer to the ‘rates’ question” I wasn’t always as transparent as I currently am about my rates. In fact, when I first started freelancing, I adjusted my rates based on the client’s budget. This turned out to be a really bad idea. Prospective clients thought that it … Read more

The Lean Approach to Validating Your Business Idea

As freelancers and small business owners, coming up with business ideas isn’t the problem. Rather it’s corralling those ideas into something resembling order & then moving forward with the good ones that presents the real challenge. But what is a ‘good’ idea when it comes to your unique business and how do you find out whether the … Read more

How to Build a Side Hustle While Still Working a Full-Time Job

Argh, it’s Monday morning. Your alarm has already gone off twice and you know you have to drag your ass out of bed otherwise you’re going to be late to work. Then you remember that you’re getting up extra early because you’ve gotta hustle. Today is the first day you’re working in your side hustle! … Read more

The Freelancer’s Guide To Finding a Profitable Niche

“Customers buy when they find that you are in their bull’s eye… When you have a niche – either by who you serve or by what you do – then you stand out as a specialist.” – Paul Simister, Differentiate Your Business. As a freelancer or small business owner, ‘find your niche’ is advice you’ve heard … Read more

The 3 Biggest Lessons I Learned From Becoming A Digital Nomad

In the dead of winter in 2015, I made a decision that some might call… impulsive, hasty, maybe even insane. My frustration with the cold and, honestly, the loneliness of freelancing from home through another Montreal winter had reached its peak. In what seems like a blur now, I applied to join a community of … Read more