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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How I Stay Organized

I know everyone has their own specific way of staying organized, some more chaotic than others. Mine probably floats to the chaotic side more than I’d like to admit. I think it’s just the nature of how I work. I don’t like systems or anything procedural like. Feels too much like The Man taking … [Read more...]

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5 Day to Day Life Work Balance Tips for Freelancers

Can I just say right away, I’d love if people stopped putting Work in front of Life when we write or talk about it? I know it’s such a small detail, but I feel like subconsciously we do that because we actually put work in front of life in our minds. Even I do it, far too often in fact. It … [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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Writing Really Great Amazingly Epic Content

I always want to write really great content for my sites. Unfortunately I don’t personally think I can write “really great content.” Because of that I end up not writing at all, or scrapping whatever I did have — which was probably sufficient enough to get my point across, but like most things I do … [Read more...]

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