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Client Call Anxiety Guide for Anxious Freelancers

Client Call Anxiety Guide for Anxious Freelancers

Client call anxiety is far too common, especially among novice freelancers. And if you’ve ever felt: Terrified of getting on the phone with a new client. Or…a little worried when your client says “we need to talk”. Then you know exactly what client call anxiety feels like. What is client call anxiety? Client call anxietyRead more about Client Call Anxiety Guide for Anxious Freelancers[…]

Pitching without fear, no matter how confident you feel

Pitching without fear, no matter how confident you feel

Pitching without fear is tough for new freelancers especially. Because it’s too damn easy to get caught up in how much more experience everyone else has. But it’s important to remember that the intimidation aspect of pitching is also about the system that’s in place for editors. And that makes sense because actually getting aRead more about Pitching without fear, no matter how confident you feel[…]

Successful expert roundups on your blog & organizing them on your blog

Successful expert roundups on your blog & organizing them on your blog

Successful expert roundups are a useful reader & community building activity. But what’s an expert roundup anyways? Hubspot offers the following definition: An expert roundup is a collection of quotes or interviews from people in your niche. Each participant is an authority in your field and has something to offer your readers. And that’s exactlyRead more about Successful expert roundups on your blog & organizing them on your blog[…]

Marketing strategies that 11 entrepreneurs use in their biz

Marketing strategies that 11 entrepreneurs use in their biz

Marketing strategies, and finding ones actually work, can be daunting for novice freelancers. Because there are so many to choose from! And that often makes it far too tempting to sign up for every possible option. However, marketing isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” process. But what do I mean by that? I visited hospitals quite a bit thisRead more about Marketing strategies that 11 entrepreneurs use in their biz[…]

Free Work, or more specifically writing for free: when is it a good idea?

Free Work, or more specifically writing for free: when is it a good idea?

Free work is one of those things that triggers a lot of anger. And…well…understandably so. We live in an age of unpaid internships and an overwhelming amount of debt. So of course people get angry when they’re asked to work for free! So when should you accept free work? There are occasional exceptions to whenRead more about Free Work, or more specifically writing for free: when is it a good idea?[…]

Client Onboarding best practices: How to Avoid Clients From Hell

Client Onboarding best practices: How to Avoid Clients From Hell

Client onboarding best practices are what will protect you from terrible client experiences like this client story that a client from hell user submitted: Client onboarding best practices & how they work: There are a lot of articles online about attracting their dream clients. But how are you supposed to know that a prospective client won’tRead more about Client Onboarding best practices: How to Avoid Clients From Hell[…]

Hiring copywriters: a brief intro to working with them

Hiring copywriters: a brief intro to working with them

Hiring copywriters can be daunting. Because more and more businesses are doing it. And content production is on the rise. However, despite the rise of content production, not enough people understand the value & process involved in copywriting. Hiring copywriters: what you need to know Let’s start by breaking things down before you even think aboutRead more about Hiring copywriters: a brief intro to working with them[…]

Freelancing Lessons & Insight Based on Three Years of Experience

Freelancing Lessons & Insight Based on Three Years of Experience

If you’re looking for freelancing lessons and insight I have a lot to share. Because I’ve done something that not a lot of people have done: Got to year three of the journey. Sure, I feel like there’s so much left to learn. But that’s been a pretty consistent feeling overall over the long-term. SinceRead more about Freelancing Lessons & Insight Based on Three Years of Experience[…]