This article is going to give you everything you need to become a smart and successful freelancer. I’m not just going to show you how to launch your business, but to maintain it so you can create a sustainable freelance business. It’s one thing to start freelancing, but in order to continue freelancing so that …
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Does this sound familiar? “I do better in my business and reaching goals with accountability.” or “I’m looking for advice, encouragement and accountability from others that have gone through the same experience.” or “I need vigilance and routine disciplines.” or “I need a good kick in the butt to keep moving forward.” Statements like these …
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Time tracking is something that no one likes. It’s something that no matter how folks feel about it, it’s the only metric by which to go off of to find out how something is going. Wrong!!!!!!!!!! The metric by which a freelancer should be measured by is the value of the service or product. C’mon, …
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Being a full-time freelancer is an all solitary job. This is probably one of the biggest things that freelancers get stuck on. When you get a project and you start to get into that project whether you are designing, developing, writing, or marketing, before you know it there could be three or four days that go …
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An email list is your e-commerce business’ lifeline. Quite honestly it’s any business’ lifeline. It establishes you as an expert, gives you direct connection with your best customers, and lets your customers feel like VIPs. In short, an email list is the best way for you drive business directly to your site without a middleman …
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Working from the beach; not having a boss; being able to set my own hours. These are just some reasons folks choose freelancing. These are also the end results of deliberate exercise and hard work that a freelancer puts into their business to achieve. Not everyone is meant to be a freelancer. It’s not for …
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There’s no getting around it — business is all about relationships. Relationships are built on emotions. Emotions matter.  Geeks like me want to scoot away from that undeniable truth and bury ourselves in the safe territory of Google Analytics and A/B testing, but we can’t escape it. No matter how much we want to escape messy …
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Update: I wrote this post and went to this mastermind session almost 2 years ago. Even as I re-read it today, the powerful impact that this one day and this community has had on my business is immeasurable. I’ve learned so much about my business and helping others from this one day alone, that it’s …
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The ultimate decision anyone ever makes is based around the knowledge, expertise, experience, and perception of the person, product, or brand. Most freelancers literally start from scratch. (I did). We don’t have any customers, no portfolio, nothing to show off and highlight our skills. What we do have is our knowledge. We have something in which …
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