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How one freelancer went from #FreelanceFail to business success

“I’m sure you can imagine this wasn’t easy for me to write – and I’m painfully aware of my shortcomings, which I should’ve been working on without…


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Overcoming the fear of failure as a creative with Seth Godin

If you haven't read any blog posts or books from Seth Godin, watching this clip from Godin's interview on 30 Days of Genius over on CreativeLive will have you chomping…


Clients & Gigs Community

How to create a kick-ass bio in 4 easy steps

Here’s something every freelancer and solopreneur needs: A kick-ass short bio. I don’t care whether you are a super established marketing consultant or a travel photographer who is…


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How one freelancer transformed from an introvert to a networker

As a natural introvert, I have always sought solo activities over group projects. The “I can do it all by myself” mentality is probably what got me into freelancing, but…


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8 game-changing tools for your freelance business

The market for apps, tools, and resources for freelancers is exploding. And why not? With nearly 54 million workers freelancing in the United States, the demand for education and automation…


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How to make sure you don't end up with a client from hell

Sitting down for a first meeting with a client still makes my heart pound, my palms get kind of sweaty, and this weird thing starts happening where I can't swallow.…


Clients & Gigs Community

Are you a freelancer or an entrepreneur?

Many people dream of starting their own business. What could be cooler than running the show? Hell, even the word “entrepreneur” carries some serious prestige. Fewer people dream of becoming…


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Why other freelancers are NOT the enemy

Are you avoiding other freelancers because you don’t want them to “steal” your clients? You’re making a huge mistake! Other freelancers are not the enemy. Other freelancers are,…


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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…


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How to become irresistible to clients

Four years ago, I had the worst meeting of my professional life. I felt uncomfortably hot. My heart was pounding, my palms were damp and there was a growing warmth…


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Slave to your inbox? Master email with these 4 strategies

Isn’t it ironic that the tool we use most for efficiency is also the one that consumes all our time? If you let it, email can eat up your…


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4 strategies to reboot when business gets slow

In many industries the beginning of the year has been frustrating. For example, two of my corporate clients decided to cancel large projects that had been scheduled months ago. A…


Community Money & Taxes

4 ways to put your tax refund to work

Like many freelancers, you may be waiting with bated breath for this year’s tax refund, with visions of what you’ll buy or do with the “found” money. After…


Clients & Gigs Community

31 ways to freelance yourself to financial freedom

I’m often asked how I make money as a freelancer. The first step is to start somewhere. It may not be where you ultimately want to end up, but…


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How mini-projects can save you time, hassles, and resources

One problem many freelancers have when taking on a new client is figuring out if the new client is a good fit. Have you ever taken on a new client…


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Freelancing and working full time? 3 ways to optimize your time

Fitting a freelance career around a full-time job is challenging, but when you’re just starting out it’s also your safest financial bet. Because your time will be precious…


Money & Taxes Community

How having 6 savings accounts can turn you into a super saver

Do you have a fleeting relationship with savings? Are you one of the 75% of Americans that are consistently reported to not have even one month of savings set aside…


Money & Taxes Community

How to proactively increase your income

It's tempting to simplify our financial planning practice down to "spend less and save more." It’s a practical strategy because it concerns the income we already have. But what…


Money & Taxes Community

The life-changing magic of mindful spending

About 18 months ago, I decided to take a close look at my expenditures. I couldn’t figure out why I was always short on cash! Money came in from…


Money & Taxes Community

3 things luxury cars can teach you about pricing your services

I bought a new car the other day. A Ford Focus. I love it. Fun to drive (5-speed), seamless connection to my phone (I don’t even have to take…