Are you a Freelancer or a Weekend Warrior?

If you’re contemplating freelancing but have some holdbacks and are afraid to make the jump, it’s likely you never will. Sometimes you’ve got to Just Do it. That’s just kind of a reality with not just freelancing but any business really. Often I come across people who really want to freelance and … [Read more...]

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Are you giving prospective clients a call to action?

Most of us know what a call to action is, most generally in the form of a button or newsletter sign-up. But what about in emails and requests? There’s one thing I always try to do and that’s leave my client or prospective client with an action to do or respond to. It’s super simple too and it … [Read more...]

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Should You Charge The Same Hourly Rate For All Tasks?

If you’ve read even one post on this site, than you probably already know I’m a big proponent of fixed price/scope pricing. In this post I’m going to talk a bit about hourly pricing, because I still use hourly for some projects, but that’s another post. Anyway, when I first started freelancing I … [Read more...]

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3 Rookie Mistakes I See Too Often

There’s a million rookie mistakes you can make when you first start freelancing, but I can definitely say these 3 seem to come up the most. I've even done some or directly experienced them. The first is probably the most problematic for designers, but free work is free work, and you shouldn't do … [Read more...]

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Finding Local Clients in Your Own City

Finding clients can be tough on freelancers, we have a lot to do running a business and are generally a 1 person show, so marketing usually gets pushed aside in favor of doing actual work for clients. But if you keep pushing aside your marketing efforts you eventually end up in a dry spell or … [Read more...]

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“Outreach” Marketing for Freelancers

If there’s one thing I don’t do enough of it’s SEO/blogging/marketing on my own sites. I hate writing content about or for myself. It’s hard and I’m often left staring at a half written page thinking “This is TRASH. Nobody is going to find this compelling enough to give me their project.” That’s … [Read more...]

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