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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If you’re running a successful online business, chances are that you’re still making one huge mistake. Don’t get nervous — this article isn’t about guilt. I know you’re busy taking care of ten thousand details and hustling to keep up with orders, reports, suppliers, inventory, branding, Google Analytics — the whole shebang. This message isn’t …
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There used to be a time, in the land before Internet, when businesses were restricted in how they could communicate with customers. Customers had to actually walk, send a post, or even mount a horse and buggy to get the supplies and service they needed. This took hours, days, and in some cases months of …
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