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Tips to Make Getting Great Testimonials Easy thumbnail

Testimonials are super important because they're social proof on your website. If someone is looking at you, they're probably looking at a lot of other freelancers, deciding who they want to go with for your particular service. Having lots of testimonials with headshots, explaining how awesome you are, makes those potential clients want to hire you! So Read More

Build Your Own Board of Directors In 15 Minutes thumbnail

Yes, you absolutely need a board of directors for your business. I recommend Prince, Oprah and Lady Gaga. Stick with me here. Regardless of your industry and skillset, a few things in your entrepreneurial life are fixed. For certain you’ll find yourself at some point or another: Making wildly complex decisions on the fly, Overwhelmed Read More

5 Reasons No One is Buying What You’re Selling thumbnail

Why do we put off important things that need to be done? Maybe we’re just soooo busy (oh, come on…who isn’t?!) or maybe it’s one of those out of sight, out of mind things. Even little (not so important) things get put off - like folding the clothes, mowing your yard, making that dreaded doctor’s Read More

How to Balance Personal vs. Professional in Your About Page Copy thumbnail

About pages are the worst — writing one feels like you’re the new kid in class and the teacher’s asking you to introduce yourself … except you’re not talking to 23 kids, you’re potentially talking to the whole world. But you know you have to have one. So after a quick four cups of coffee Read More

6 Website Myths That Are Success-Blocking Your Online Biz thumbnail

Time? Money? Lack of tech skills? Sure, those things affect EVERYONE. We all have the same amount of time in the day, we all have a finite amount of money and no one is born with amazing tech skills. The real thing that's holding back your online business is you. It's YOUR MINDSET. You're listening Read More

Why Dubsado is the Best Client Management Program for Creative Freelancers thumbnail

How awesome would it be if there was a client management system built specifically for creative freelancers that handled contracts, invoicing, questionnaires, and much more at an affordable price with stellar customer service? No way. Sounds like a dream, right? Too good to be true. It’s a real thing, and it’s called Dubsado. Don’t believe Read More

The Freelancer’s Guide to Handling Clients Who Haggle thumbnail

If you’ve been freelancing for any length of time, you’ll know that clients can, and sometimes will haggle over price. And if you’re new to the world of freelancing, suddenly being thrown into a haggling situation can be a little daunting. On one hand, you don’t want to give in to their every demand and Read More

6 Reasons your Website is Costing you your Freelance Writing Clients (and how to fix it) thumbnail

Are you feeling frustrated that your prospective clients just aren’t biting onto the pitches you so excellently crafted for them? Here’s the deal – no matter how hard you worked on that pitch or even how well suited you are for the project, your website could be the buzzkill of all buzzkills. Does this ring Read More

5 Questions to Help You Charge What You’re Worth thumbnail

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 Morning Rituals That Have Made Me More Happier and Productive thumbnail

There's no denying that there's a ton of information out there right now about the morning rituals and routines of the rich and famous (and successful). From Tim Ferriss' hugely popular books and blog, to The Miracle Morning and The 5am Club, you don't need me to tell you that the early morning is when Read More

Branding Your Freelance Business for Non-designers thumbnail

Having a professionally designed brand has many benefits, but the practical reality is that in the beginning of your freelance career, you may not be able to afford it. If you're still experimenting with your business, investing in a professional brand right now may not be the wisest choice – you might find in a Read More

It’s Time to Write: 5 Tips for Getting It Done thumbnail

We’ve all had those days: the ones where despite having the ideas, the ability, and sometimes even the deadline, we just. don’t. want. to. write. As we wait for the sorcerer to sweep their motivational wand over us, we check our email one more time. We rearrange our task list in Asana. We search the Read More