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How Freelancers Can Find Ideal Clients With a Welcome Packet

Nia Hughes | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Nia Hughes

I've learned so many lessons as a freelancer. One of the biggest challenges was setting boundaries and managing expectations with clients. I was so focused on the grind coming out of the gate that I had no idea I needed a welcome packet.

How I Made $10,000 in One Month on LinkedIn (And You Can Too)

Diana Mitchell | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Diana Mitchell

Two years ago I was feverishly working to help pay for my dream wedding in Walt Disney World (modest for most, but a dream wedding for me - marriage w...

6 Ways The Freelance Economy Can Affect The Presidential Election

John Rampton | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
John Rampton

There has been a major shift in the American (and global) economy over the last few years. People are forgoing the traditional employment model and creating the freelance economy. As it stands, over 53 million people are self-employed and studies project the number will continue increasing.

4 Things All Freelancers Should Know To Get Ahead

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Jamie Sutherland

The decision to work independently requires freelancers to stay organized and on top of things most full-time employees don't often think about. Whether that's deduction of business expenses or saving for retirement.

Freelance - The Double-Edged Sword

Nina Griffin | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents
Nina Griffin

Freelance. It requires a lot of patience and a lot of faith but it affords me the time to be with my family and to continue to pursue creative work. Now I'm writing plays instead of chasing them. After all these years I've learned that if you focus on working with honesty and heart there will be a return.

How Having a Side Hustle Can Ease Those Post Layoff Blues

Angela Tung | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Angela Tung

Do you know someone who's been laid off? More than one someone? Has that someone been you? If you said yes to any of those questions, you're not alon...

Freelance Writers: How to Write a Query Letter in 2016 That Gets a Response (Also in 2016)

Amy Segreti | Posted 02.23.2016 | Media
Amy Segreti

The query letter is the gatekeeper of publishing at higher-tier magazines and respected online journals and websites. It's also the bane of some writ...

4 Reasons You Shouldn't Have an Hourly Rate

Curtis McHale | Posted 02.15.2016 | Business
Curtis McHale

Most consultants and freelancers are under the mistaken assumption that their prices should be determined by their monetary needs divided by the number of hour they have to consult.

Why Proposals Only Go to Buyers and How to Find Them

Curtis McHale | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Curtis McHale

Did you know that there are a whole bunch of people that you shouldn't be sending proposals to? In fact there is only one person in an organization that you should be sending a proposal to and it's likely that many times you're not even sending it to that right person.

12 Tips to Being Productive as a Stay at Home Freelancer

John Rampton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Despite enjoying the freedom and flexibility of being a freelancer, it takes a lot of self-motivation to stay productive. There are mornings when we w...

4 Ways Aspiring Solopreneurs Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear

Taylor K. Gordon | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Taylor K. Gordon

Crippling fear and anxiety. Two emotions that plague all aspiring business owners. As an anxiety sufferer, the cards were stacked against me when I launched a freelance writing business in 2014. I feared rejection and failure. I was anxious about the future. I worried about not having what it takes and falling flat on my face while everyone laughed.

Stop Calling Me "Unemployed"

Ashley McAlpin | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Ashley McAlpin

Why "Freelance" doesn't mean unemployed + 9 other myths about entrepreneurship When I first set off to start my own marketing consulting company, ...

Common Qualities of Successful Freelancers

John Rampton | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Are you interested in joining one of the 53 million freelancers who want to break free from the daily 9-to-5 grind? Make sure that you possess the fol...

New Year, New Career

Geri Spieler | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

It's comforting to know there are some very successful freelancers out there. Hopefully when I'm doing well, I too, will promote my success and maybe write a book about how I did it and offer it on my own "How to" freelance writing advice.

How to Get Your Prospects to Know, Like, and Trust You

Curtis McHale | Posted 12.24.2015 | Business
Curtis McHale

There are three components to a successful sale. First your prospect needs to know that you exist. Second they need to like you enough to reach out to you for their work. Third they need to trust that you're giving them the best advice possible outside of the financial upside your business may see.

The New Age of Freelancing: Why It Is Now a Legitimate Option and How It Can Give Your Company the Edge

Evin Joseph | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Evin Joseph

Credit: Creative Commons Internet Association by Fremont, CA Small Business Crawl (Irvington District). Protected under the CC BY license. Freelancin...

5 Mistakes Every New Freelancer Can Avoid in 2016

Nancy Laws | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

As we head into the year 2016, many of us will be taking leaps that will redefine our lives. For many, that leap may be deciding to work for themselve...

My Secret To Landing Photography Clients

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

These same photographers complain that people don't value their work -- that they aren't willing to pay their rate when they do decide to charge. Yet they continue to do shoots for free to gain "exposure", only to attract more people who are only interested in free work. Where does it end?

Do You Freelance?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Jill Jacinto

Did you know that 53 million Americans are currently freelancing? That comes out to roughly 34 percent of the workforce. Are you a 1099 or freelance p...

5 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Clients

Adam Davis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

It really doesn't matter what line of work you are in, at some point, there will be a business relationship in conflict, a difficult client, or some type of negative situation involving a client. If your goal is relationships before revenue, these situations may be an opportunity to develop a strong, long-term, positive business relationship.

4 Ways to Manage Your Money on a Variable Income

GoGirl Finance | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

There's an undeniable allure behind the idea of being a freelancer or self-employed. You get to be your own boss; you're calling the shots. You control your work, your environment, and your time. And you have more freedom to create a career doing something you love.

The Three Things It Takes to Build a Lasting Freelance Career

Paul Jarvis | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Successful seems to imply there are no downs to the ups. Successful seems to imply that you actually figure shit out and it stays figured out. Anyone...

The Tools Needed to Succeed as a Freelancer

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Becoming a freelancer is something that many individuals who are interested in being an entrepreneur venture into because it allows for them to experience being their own boss.

5 Tips for Creating a Stellar Freelance Writing Home Office

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 10.23.2015 | Books
Danielle Wolffe

I stopped going to coffee shops to work on freelance writing projects after my laptop bit the dust, and decided to suspend disbelief and create a real home office. It was time. I'd been freelancing over a decade.

The Bulletproof Guide to Launching a Successful Freelance Writing Career

Sarah Peterson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

It would be nice, wouldn't it? Your name on big publications. Waking up to another email from a potential client asking you to write for them. Controlling where and when you work, and the words that you produce.