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Are you sending tons and tons of pitches, but converting no clients? I see this so often, and today I am sharing the things that you need to keep in mind when you are talking to clients. You’ll learn why the phone call with a client is a crucial pinch point in your...
Don't underestimate the power of your work samples, and you'll learn why in this episode and how you need to be concerned with your work samples and the way that you send them to clients. I share examples of mistakes that many beginner freelancers make, including...
Are you losing clients? Do you have clients decreasing the packages and projects you are working on? Especially during the pandemic, you have to be adaptable and ready to pivot. Being proactive and communicating with your clients and knowing what is most important to...
“In three weeks of working together, I’m sold! I signed a new $20,000 contract and got out of an abusive client relationship. I’m working less and have brought on my first VA. Pumped for what’s next!”
“Entrepreneurs often don’t realize we need help until we’re in WAY over our heads and stressed to the max. That’s the headspace I was in when I booked my outsourcing strategy session with Laura. She helped me get my head around the idea of reevaluating my boundaries with clients, pulling together an in-depth proposal, and getting out of an “employee” thought pattern so I could approach my business with renewed energy and a fresh perspective. If you’re a professional copywriter, editor, or entrepreneur operating a service-based business looking for guidance, I can’t recommend her enough!”
“I’ll never have enough great things to say about Laura. As a coach, she’s been exceedingly generous with her advice and attention, and I can honestly say that she’s helped me restructure my business and my schedule so that I can grow my income and shrink my too-long workdays. By looking at my specific workflow and business, she was able to offer concrete, specific changes I could make in how I outsourced work, structured my days, and managed client work so that I’ve been able to take weekends off for the first time in years, and I’m making more money in the process. My business was successful and profitable before Laura, but now it’s reached new levels, and I feel like she’s helped me recalibrate it to the point where my personal life can be much more successful, too. I think this is crucial, and it’s something that all business owners should be valued even if your business is already profitable.”
“Laura is a smart, dynamite coach who got me thinking and moving in the right direction as a freelance content writer. She has a teacher’s heart and offers solid, step-by-step encouragement and advice on how to grow a freelance writing business. Within a few weeks of working with her, I learned how to be more confident and direct in negotiating deals, cultivating my ideal clients, and more. Laura also coached me into taking my business from one-off projects into solid 3-4 month retainers that offer a steady income. I can’t recommend Laura enough!“
“This book is incredible! It is a gold mine of ideas on how to scale successfully without going crazy. And yes, as a freelancer that is just starting out, I would have walked into the pitfalls and blocks blindly for sure. This book is not just for experienced freelancers that want to scale but also important for the new ones that just want to avoid bad habits from the start. Thank you for writing this book, it will impact and help so many people.
Chapters 2, 7, 8, and 11 were the most helpful for me. I dog-eared and highlighted the most from those chapters. I like the quote in Chapter 11 page 187 that says “Never stop learning! Every day I learn something new that I’m able to apply to my business. The day you stop learning is the day you will no longer grow.” by Bai-Leigh Chapman.
The pre-order bonus handout is great. The example of what a good proposal should look like was very helpful. The Leave Your 9 to 5 Action Checklist still gives me direction even though I’m a stay-at-home mom. The branding tips are an amazing resource and showed me just how much more thought I need to put into branding.
The handouts have so much information and add to the punch of the book. The list of money and mindset books is a helpful resource. LinkedIn intimidates me and the handout eased my fears so much. It outlined what I need to do step by step and now I feel like I can actually set up a really good profile.
The marketing checklist is huge! There are ideas in there that I never would have thought of trying, which goes to show that there is always something new I can try to market my services.
How to handle awkward conversations with clients is a great cheat sheet that will absolutely come in handy. The videos on handling difficult clients are a great addition to the book and handouts. All three elements complement each other and make the system invaluable.”
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