Does Your Freelance Website Pass The 5 Second Test?

1… 2… 3… 4… 5… Five seconds. That’s the amount of time you have to grab your visitors’ attention on your freelance website. Yep, you read that correctly… Only five seconds! Studies have proven over and over that most visitors truly are surfing. They are rapidly clicking from one site to another until they find the perfect solution to their problem. With so many sites and so much information available, they … [Read more...]

Easy Accounting Tools for Your Freelance Business

How badly do you hate accounting? Yeah, me too. We certainly can't avoid it. But, we can automate it with some really slick and easy-to-use accounting tools. Let's take a look so you can spend less time battling those numbers. A few weeks ago, we discussed the importance of streamlining your business with systems, software and automation. Today we are going to take a look at how to automate, quite … [Read more...]

Boost Your Freelance Business With Email Marketing

Email marketing consistently produces the biggest Return On Investment (ROI) for small businesses. According to the Direct Marketing Association, businesses average a return of $40.21 for every dollar spent on email marketing. It has played a key part in the success of my websites over the years and I want to show you how to both to increase your freelance business and to increase your own ROI. Most … [Read more...]

Free Webinar: 5 Stages of Your Freelance Business

Tuesday, March 11th from 1:20 to 1:40 p.m. CST (that's right, just 20 minutes) I will be hosting a free live online training class, and I wanted to give you all the details. UPDATE: We have added a second webinar to give you another day and time to attend. Same webinar, on Thursday, March 13th at 7:20 p.m. CST. The class is titled The Five Stages of Your Freelance Business, and it will cover a lot of … [Read more...]

New Workshop: How To Get More Clients

Last month we hosted our first workshop here on Freelance Folder and it was a huge success. We had a wide variety of freelancers participate, which made for a lot of creative energy on the call and a fun Q&A session. If you have been struggling to get your freelance business off the ground or if you simply have not seen the growth you were hoping for, its time to take action. Here are all the … [Read more...]

How to Streamline Your Freelance Business with Systems, Software, and Automation

Systems are a key part of making your business efficient, consistent, and easy to run. By using systems alongside the proper software, you can streamline many of the tasks that you do on a regular basis - saving time, saving money, and giving you the opportunity to grow your business further. Before we get into the subject, though, it’s important to know what we mean by ‘systems’. Here’s our working … [Read more...]

Get More Clients: Last Call For Early Bird Pricing!

Today's post is a quick reminder that our first ever Freelance Folder Live Workshop is quickly approaching!! Because of that, early bird pricing will end at midnight, Thursday, January 30, 2014. That's why, if you haven't seen our video about getting more clients, you should watch it here now: Then, if you want more clients, a river of leads, and to save $100 with early bird pricing, go here for the … [Read more...]

Launch Your Web Design Business

I know starting your web design business can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and changes in the industry come constantly. For over 10 years I have been helping web designers build their skill set and even launch their businesses. During that time, we have fine tuned our training to not only give beginning web designers the tools for success, but even better, we give you the edge on the … [Read more...]

The Key to a Steady Freelance Income

How many sources of clients do you have now? 1? 2? Several? If you're like most freelancers, you have a few lead sources - possibly referrals and maybe an SEO strategy. But, if you only have one source - or your sources aren't reliable - you're playing a dangerous game with your freelance business. Let me explain ... I'm sure you heard the phrase: Don't put all your eggs in one basket... And when it … [Read more...]

One Productivity Tool That Can Double Your Freelance Income

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing the tools I use to run my freelance business. Today, I am going to share the most important productivity tool I have in my toolbox. It has transformed the way I work and, more importantly, increased my income. Let me start by sharing a story about a recent coaching session I had with a Freelance web designer. Let's call her Jennifer. Jennifer was concerned about … [Read more...]