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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Developers: Are you working with designers?

Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. I'll never forget the video where Steve Ballmer danced around a stage chanting that, because he thinks developers are the future of everything and anything. That’s probably why the UI on anything Microsoft is awful. I’ve always been a firm … [Read more...]

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The Story That Changed The Way I Live and Work

About 10 years ago a friend shared a story about a Mexican fisherman and an American business man with me. At the time I got the message but it didn't really sink in, or like most things we get caught in a hustle and its hard to realize we're working too much towards goals we could have already … [Read more...]

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Taking Time Off to Travel While Freelancing

I’ve been freelancing for a little over 5 years now and I try to travel as much as possible, so I know first hand it’s hard to completely disconnect and travel when you’re the sole operation. It’s not like working for someone where you can hang up your duties for a few weeks and disappear or can … [Read more...]

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Outsourcing Parts of Your Freelance Business

Before we get too far into this post I want to say one thing: Don’t outsource your main work. Ever. Working with other freelancers is fine, but if you’re basically reselling and leveraging outsourcing for everything… you’re doing it wrong. It's not only dishonest but think about it, your clients … [Read more...]

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