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Pro Freelancer Fundamentals Task Management

Pro Freelancer Fundamentals: Task Management

Years before I started working for myself, I spent some time volunteering in South America, and I quickly found myself overwhelmed with everything that needed to get done. Back then (before the first iPhone hit the market), my go-to method for managing all my tasks was a little notebook I kept in my pocket.  Pretty soon, ...

Preston Lee Preston Lee August 3, 2021

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What to Do When You Are Not Getting Paid for a Freelance Job

you have some issues or misunderstandings with your current client? Want to get some practical pieces of advice on how to keep the relationships and get your payment? Check out these useful tips on how to do it correctly and wisely. How to get a payment for a freelance job? Each freelancer might face it ...

Nicholas H. Parker Nicholas H. Parker February 18, 2021

Building Your Personal Brand with a Unique Value Proposition

Building Your Personal Brand with a Unique Value Proposition

It’s now more important than ever to build your personal brand as a freelancer. 2020 was full of ups and downs, but, on a high note, the year did drive many companies to shift toward a remote-first organizational structure. That alone has created more opportunities for freelancers within many industries, from copywriting to graphic design, all ...

Avatar Arthur McMahon February 11, 2021

Customer Reviews How To Rock Your Response

Customer Reviews: How To Rock Your Response

Responding to customer reviews, positive and negative, can be an excellent way to show customer appreciation and gain trust. 78% of online reviewers said they trusted businesses who responded to online reviews more than those who didn’t. While social commentary can be an ideal marketing tool for businesses, regardless of your growth stage placement, these are not ...

Avatar Arthur McMahon January 29, 2021

Great Managers Focus on Outcomes Instead of Output

Great Managers Focus on Outcomes Instead of Output

Making the most productive and constructive choices for your colocated or remote teams can be a challenge. As a leader, the major bottlenecks that you’re likely to face are waning productivity and unclear messaging. Especially when it comes to team members struggling with communication or not fully understanding what’s expected of them.  Increasing productivity starts ...

Jodi West Jodi West January 8, 2021

How to Write a Freelance Gig to Attract More Buyers

According to the 2017 study from the Freelancers Union, freelancing will hit the US workforce by 2027. Indeed, freelancers grow in numbers and professional skills. Today they’re more forward-thinking specialists compared to in-house employees. The only problem: The more freelancers within the market, the faster competition grows. So, you can’t sit and wait for clients ...

Avatar Lesley Vos November 25, 2020

The Best Platforms to Get Work as a Freelance Writer

Maybe you’ve just entered the world of freelancing, or maybe you’re looking for your next big client. Wherever you are in your career, it pays to know where to look for work. Luckily for you, we’re living in a golden age of sorts for freelancing. In 2019, 57 million people worked as freelancers in the ...

Jodi Price Jodi Price November 25, 2020

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10 Quotes About Money to Change Your Perspective

Money can cause a lot of problems if you don’t know how to manage it.  Although, maybe money management isn’t the right term—how about living with it harmoniously? The key to having money and knowing how to incorporate it into your life involves having a healthy mindset around finances that don’t control you 24/7. Instead, ...

Jodi West Jodi West November 25, 2020

12 Pro Freelancers Share How They're Using COVID's Downtime to Build for the Future

In the months and years following the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re going to start hearing interviews on podcasts, TV, and the radio with people who did really incredible things while they were stuck in their homes. It happened following massive lay-offs in 2008 and, in hindsight, the “great recession” was nothing compared to what we’re seeing ...

Preston Lee Preston Lee November 25, 2020

6 New Years Resolution Ideas to Build a Better Freelance Business

The end of one year and the beginning of another provides a natural opportunity for reflection.  Whether you’ve just started freelancing or have been doing it for a while, there’s really no bad time to consider what’s working and what you could be doing better. And since you’re the boss, there’s no one else to ...

Avatar MADDY OSMAN November 25, 2020

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12 Podcasts Every Freelancer Should Listen To

The best thing about being a freelancer–is also the worst thing… You are in charge of your business. You make the decisions, find the clients, and build the products.  And it isn’t always easy. If it was, everyone would do it, right? #lifeadvice. As a freelancer, it’s important to always keep your eyes up. To ...

Avatar Pete McPherson November 25, 2020

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