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Should I go freelance?

If you’re considering going freelance but scared to take the plunge, this course is for you.

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Easy business development for freelancers.

If you hate sales but want to build your client list and get the right kind of work, look no further.

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Optimal client management for freelancers.

Do you feel like freelancing would be great if it weren’t for the endless demands of your clients? I wrote this course for you.

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Handle client conflict like a pro

“I certainly didn’t expect you’d do it that way. I wouldn’t have agreed if I’d known,” said my client, her disappointment evident.

One of the toughest things about being a freelancer is when your client is disappointed or upset. Even if you take the time to really understand a client’s needs and properly set expectations, conflict will occasionally arise.

Our first instinct is to go into blame mode. We get defensive. We’ve tried hard. We’ve done everything we could. It’s clearly not our fault.

Or, is it?

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How to show people they need you (not tell them)

How to show people they need you (not tell them).

If you’re an IT person, social media manager, designer, etc., you may feel concerned about the competition. There’s a lot of people who do what you do, why would anyone choose you over them?

In our mind, our competitors are always superstars with stellar resumes and tons of industry awards working with huge brands that bring incredible clout.

Just know, that’s often not the reality.

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Before you break-up with your client, do this

Before you break-up with your client, do this.

Relationships are the best and the toughest part of the human experience. What can start out incredibly promising can go many different and sometimes unexpected ways. We’ve all had relationships end messily and wonder what went wrong and where we could have changed course.

Professional relationships are no different. The client we were over the moon to land can over time become the reason we’re loathe waking up in the morning. It’s important to be service-oriented and flexible, but there may be a point in your career when ending a professional relationship can’t be avoided.

Get a constant stream of clients with this one easy tip.

A friend who is thinking of becoming a solopreneur asked me how much time she’ll need to spend networking. The answer to that is a significant amount, but that doesn’t need to be the punishment many people consider it to be.

When this topic came up in a freelancing group, one of the participants (we’ll call her Alice) said that if you don’t have a full client roster, you should spend most of your time making connections and having conversations.

I have a different, more palatable, response.

Freelancer trying to find the right clients

How to find the right clients for your freelance practice

A marketing consultant was complaining in a Facebook group that everyone wanted her to work for free. She was marketing comprehensive brand strategy packages for $10K.

Fellow freelancers responded to her post telling her to know her worth and stick to her pricing structure. I had a different thought.

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