If you know me, you know I love doing batch work. So if you're listening to this episode, know that I have recorded several podcast episodes, at the same time. All with the content previously outlined that I did in another work session of bashing work. So I really do...
This is episode 86 of the Advanced Freelancing podcast. I'm doing a separate introduction here because this is the first time that I've interviewed a guest in this new format and reboot of my podcast. I was super excited to talk to her because of her expertise....
Charging a Freelance Per Piece Rate Can Make Things Easier… with One Caveat! This is episode 85 of the Advanced Freelancing podcast. In this episode, I'll be talking about a recent experience I had with a client that I completed a test project for and then terminated...
Today, I'm steering a little bit away from some of the traditional strategies I love to talk about when growing your business to think a little bit more big picture. Have you ever created a mental health plan for your business? Or at least for the busy seasons as a...
Are Your Freelance Business Details Overwhelming You? In this episode, I am going to nerd out with some of my favorite strategies, systems, and software that will help keep you organized. When I first launched my freelance writing business in 2012, it was okay to...
Today, I want to talk about why test projects are so important.
Yes, even for those advanced freelancers. I’d argue that test projects are more important for advanced freelancers than even beginners because we have to be choosy about who we work with. And test projects are an excellent opportunity to see if the client likes you. And if you like the client.
Here’s what’s really cool about freelancing…what it looks like is based on your needs.
The ideal set point and type of clients and projects that you work on will vary from one freelancer to another. So it’s a really great, customized way to build a business that works for you. It’s why there’s no one size fits all solution for a lot of the issues that advanced freelancers face.
This episode specifically is for those of you who are thinking about scaling your freelance business to six figures. I recognize that that’s not necessarily everyone. Everyone has different goals for their freelance business. For you, it might make sense just to do this on a part time basis. Or maybe you have a day job you love that you don’t want to leave. That’s perfectly fine, but I wanted to introduce you to the concept that six figure freelancers, multi-six figure freelancers, and business owners that think a little bit differently. Many of them recognize that what got them to the six figure level or close to it will not be the same thing that takes them to the next level. So they made that navigational change pretty early on in their business to be successful with where they’re at.
One of the most popular topics that comes up with intermediate and advanced freelancers pertains to hiring a Virtual Assistant. These freelancers are curious and want to know when should they hire a VA? They are also curious about how do they know it’s time to bring a VA into their business? Another piece of the puzzle is knowing how any freelancer can properly leverage this person.
Today I’m taking a step back to talk about what I think are some of the most profitable and in-demand freelance side hustles to consider. Now, if you’re an advanced freelancer, which you probably are just for checking out this podcast, you probably already know your niche. You may have been working in a freelance side hustle or even scaled it up to a full-time career, but this episode will still be helpful for you because you might be thinking that it’s time for a change.
I’m stepping out of the box of talking about advanced freelancing for this particular episode because I have had a number of people reach out to me about the process of marketing a book. I recently wrapped up the launch of my first book “How to Start Your Own Freelancing Business” published by Entrepreneur Press in July 2019.
One of the greatest challenges that freelancers experience is figuring out how to deal with the ups and downs of freelancing. Sometimes our income fluctuates from month to month, or even across different seasons.
Did you know that as a freelancer you’re actually far more of a salesperson than you might have anticipated? A lot of what we do as freelancers is selling our work and selling ourselves.
I have to get on my soapbox and talk about a topic that’s very important as a freelancer. It’s something that most freelancers probably already know, but it’s still something I feel needs to be discussed. Why? Because it’s so important to protect yourself.
Why You Should Always Have More Than One Freelance Client or Lead Source
Have you ever had the OPPOSITE of what I call a “King Midas Day” or even week in your freelancing business? What I mean is it feels like nothing is going to work. You feel like a failure. It feels like your business is imploding right before your eyes! Does this sound familiar? Well if you are having that kind of day or week I want to encourage you to take a step back! Get out of your house! Most times this will give you some space and allow you to gain a fresh perspective to come back and be able to troubleshoot. Sometimes it really is an off day and other times it’s our own mindset that is holding us back.
Today’s topic is getting through a freelancing dry spell. I don’t care what anyone says, one of the most important things to know as a freelancer is when you might encounter a dry spell. It’s key for every freelancer to know how to prepare yourself for it. You need to have a plan to address what to do when things get slow. It can happen to any of us.
Welcome back to the Advanced Freelancing Podcast! Today I’m going to talk about something that is going to help supercharge where you’re at with your freelance business. It can also help you overcome obstacles in your business much faster than if you were having to work through things on your own.
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.
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.
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.