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The 5 'F's' of freelancing

Working on your own is a lot of things to a lot of people. And yes, there are definitely days that make you want to just drop a 10 dollar…


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Are you smarter than a golden retriever?

I guess I’m really not sure how smart our dog Abbie is. I mean, of course I’d like to believe she’s the canine Einstein (a great name…


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5 steps that took me from hating my life to building a 7-figure dream business

What’s your attitude to your life right now? Are you living the life you want to live, or the life you have to live? I was 30 years old…


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5 common writers' blocks and how to get around them

Every writer knows the story: You’re on an incredibly tight deadline but you cannot move forward on your piece because you have writer’s block. The stress is getting…


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6 reasons blogging is worth the commitment

Are you still not sold on the value of blogging as a business development tool? Blogging is an extremely effective way of getting your message out to your customers and…


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How much should you budget for taxes?

Budgeting for tax season can be the difference of an incredibly stressful tax season vs using your refund to take some time off and travel. Unfortunately, most of us tend…


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5 ways to process failure and emerge undaunted

At the beginning of 2015, I was invited to raise money and awareness for communities I'm passionate about - those who are homeless, folks with mental illness, good people struggling…


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Everything you need to know about choosing the right payment gateway for your business

Let’s get a few things straight… More often than not, payment gateways are often associated only with online businesses. While that is true in principle, payment gateways can be…


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How to handle price objections without coming across as pushy

What do you do when your customer complains about price, saying it’s too expensive, or it’s out of my budget? So your prospect gives you a price objection…


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3 credible ways to earn an extra $1000 per month through your freelance business

Quick question: Are you satisfied with what you make from your freelance business month to month? Even if you are, an extra $1000 wouldn’t hurt, would it? Well the…


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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…


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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.…


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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…