Hello again! Welcome to this episode of the Advanced Freelancing Podcast. Today I’m deviating a little bit from my “traditional” podcast episodes to discuss some information about my book! If you haven’t heard, my first book published with Entrepreneur Press officially came out on July 16th, 2019.
If you’ve been around the blog a while, you know that I am obsessed with marketing on LinkedIn. I have been refining my LinkedIn strategy for the last three years and it works really well as an inbound marketing platform for me.
Today I’m talking about one of the topics that I am most passionate about…toxic clients. Why am I so passionate about this topic? This really matters because not only have I worked with toxic clients personally, but I have also privately coached other freelancers who have dealt with toxic clients. That become a key component of what we work on together. I have helped them to even identify the underlying patterns that can cause you to end up with toxic clients again and again.
If you’ve come from the traditional employment world, there’s a good chance that you have a resume. For years I didn’t use a resume at all, so the one that I had was completely outdated.
Welcome to the 3rd episode in the reboot of this podcast. The focus of this podcast is now Advanced Freelancing. If you haven’t gotten caught up on this change then jump back two episodes and find out why I rebranded this podcast and what you can expect from it.
I’m now seven years into my freelance journey, and the last six of those have been as a full-time freelancer. I’ve been through the beginning stages, the ups, the downs, the struggles, and the successes.
In this episode, I’m reflecting back on what it was like when I was just starting my business and what I’ve learned since then.
Hello, and welcome… again! I’m relaunching my podcast, and if you were a listener a few years ago, you’ll notice this podcast has a completely new name and approach.
One of the biggest challenges for people who are ready to make that jump from working for a few months or even a year as a freelancer to becoming more advanced and bringing on bigger and better clients is the idea of when to turn prospective clients down.
If you’ve ever heard me talk about the power of a sales call before, you already know I’m a huge advocate for using them with prospective freelance clients. The sales call is the chance for you to clinch the deal and convince the prospective client that you are the right person to work on the project.
I get this question all the time: How many hours a week should a new freelancer spend marketing their business?
Summer is an amazing time to recalibrate your business and decide you want it to look like going forward in the fall. It tends to be one of the quieter times of the year and it’s a great opportunity to reflect back on what you’ve already accomplished and look ahead to what you hope to achieve in the coming months.
If you’ve been in the freelancing world for a while, you’ve probably heard the term “scope creep.” Unfortunately it is a problem that many freelancers fall victim to.
The Power of the Follow-Up for Freelancers: How to Close Freelance Clients After a Pitch or Proposal
Are you pitching freelance clients but getting frustrated when you don’t get a response back from those prospective clients? You might be leaving out one of the most important steps in the marketing process.
Is it true that you can really start a freelance career without having any direct experience?
Do you have to pay to be on Upwork? This is a very common question, especially for beginners.
Today I’m sharing with you the top three most important skills you need to be successful as a virtual assistant.
So you’re thinking about becoming a freelancer but you’re not exactly sure what the benefits would be or how to go about it.
If you’re new to freelancing or if you are struggling to get clients to understand what you bring to the table, you need to start honing in on your unique value proposition.
f you’re on Upwork, you know that the client feedback you receive is extremely important, particularly if you are new to the site. Feedback is the one of the main things a prospective client is going to look at when deciding whether or not to hire you.
Today I’m here to discuss one of the more controversial subjects in the freelance world – does it still make sense to use Upwork in 2019?
As a freelancer of any type, it can be really difficult to figure out what percentage of your time to spend on marketing versus what percentage of your time you’ll spend doing client projects.