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.
I want to talk today about something that comes up again and again with freelancers that I coach privately in strategy sessions or in three-month ongoing coaching, and that is “set it and forget it” marketing… or just plain old “forget it.”
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.