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3 obstacles that hold creatives back (and how to overcome them)

Don't let self-sabotage undermine your success.


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3 ways to bring more freedom to your freelance business (without sacrificing income)

FREEDOM. Isn’t that one of the reasons you decided to go into business for yourself?


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5 steps to becoming more productive and less busy

If you’re ready to grow your business and carve out more time to do whatever else floats your boat, these 5 strategies will set you free.


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Why clients aren’t lined up outside your door (and what to do about it)

If you’re a little gun-shy about marketing, or simply don’t know where to start, read on for the top 3 things you need to know.


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5 steps to successfully pitch an idea to your dream client

Here are 5 ways you can dramatically increase your chances of successfully pitching an idea to your dream client.


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5 steps to start getting results in your creative business NOW

None of us are immune from lack of focus or blind spots in our life and business, but with the right support and accountability, we can break the cycle.


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How to build a successful career doing work you love

Here are 5 ways to define and align your personal gifts with your business.


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6 ways to beat the feast or famine cycle for good

Beat the freelance feast or famine cycle by creating a pipeline with quality prospects.


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4 ways to attract better paying clients

Who are the clients you naturally gravitate towards? In my experience as a business coach for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs, I’ve learned that graphic designers, website designers, and photographers…


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How to make your BIG ideas happen

Being an entrepreneur or freelancer means you’re different from most people. You know have something valuable to add to the world and you’re prepared to do what it…


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5 business and life lessons that can help creative professionals

As a business coach for creative professionals I believe that professional development and personal growth go hand in hand. A few months ago, I watched the Netflix documentary “I Am…


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3 business boosting exercises you can do at the beach, park, or lake

Hip, hip hooray, it’s the final stretch of summer! What are your plans? Wherever you fall on the spectrum of work and play, the last warm weather days of…


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5 ways to find and embrace your unique talent

Do you ‘get’ the concept of finding your passion and building a business around it, but are struggling to make it happen? I get it. Being told to find your…


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How to avoid this common mistake and start attracting better clients

“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself” – Peter Drucker As a business coach, I teach…


4 steps to on-boarding great clients before you even speak with them

December's SPARK event focused on helping you cultivate successful client relationships. Along with Freelancers Union, Justine Clay co-authored a dynamic SPARK curriculum to position freelancers to become in-demand and indispensible…


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Land juicy projects (with budgets to match)

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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5 Ways Vulnerability Can Work in Your Favor

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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How to be persistent without being a pest

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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How to make your resolutions a reality in 2015

Happy New Year! Have you ever started a new year full of intentions to improve your creative career or business, only to see them fall by the wayside in a…