The Pros and Cons of Starting a Freelance Coaching or Mentoring Business

When I started out as a freelancer, I often wished for someone who would review my business ideas for me. While I knew I was a good writer, I just wanted a second opinion. I've known other freelancers who felt the same way. Starting a new freelancing business can be rough, so naturally there's a market for people who are willing to help freelancers reach their potential--sort of like what I was looking for … [Read more...]

How to Recognize a Good Freelance Client

We freelancers talk a lot about Bad Clients and How to Avoid Them. But we rarely talk about the good clients. In a way, it's perfectly understandable. Almost every freelancer whose been at it for more than a month or two has a horror story about a client who didn't work out. It helps to vent about those bad freelancing experiences. However, identifying the good clients is just as important as staying away … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Summon the Courage to Say “No”

What do you do when a freelancing project just isn't right for you? Do you turn it down, or do you take it anyway? Most freelancers already understand that they should say "no" to some clients. But often we freelancers just keep on saying "yes" when we know that we shouldn't. Here on Freelance Folder, we've explained when to say "no" and even provided some guidelines for saying "no." Why do we do it? … [Read more...]

38+ Freelancing Success Tips (What You Really Need to Do as a Freelancer)

Are you just starting out as a freelancer? Have you been freelancing for a while, but now you're stuck? Either way, reviewing this post will help. In it, I share over 38 freelancing tips in our biggest list of freelancing success tips ever. Freelancing can be hard. Really hard. You'll get discouraged. You may even be tempted to quit. There are challenges to be met. There are problems to solve. And … [Read more...]

A Freelancer’s Guide to Creating a Revenue Stream and Passive Income

Having a steady revenue stream is an important goal for many freelancers. Maybe you are one of those freelancers. In fact, many freelancers start side projects with a goal of having them produce a regular flow of income. But are those side projects really passive income projects? I hear an awful lot about side projects that generate a so-called passive freelancing income for the freelancer. There … [Read more...]

7+ Common Freelancing Confidence Busters and How to Fight Them

What's keeping you from really becoming the freelancer that you could be? For a lot of us, the answer is a lack confidence. Confidence is vital to successful freelancing, but there are a lot of common freelancing experiences that eat away at our self-confidence. In this post, I'll identify more than seven common situations freelancers face that cause them to have less confidence. I'll also explain how you … [Read more...]

The New Year Is a Good Time for Freelancers to Review Their Freelancing Business

Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? Me either. In fact, I'm actually not a huge fan of New Year's resolutions, but I am a huge fan of business planning and goal setting. The fact is that for many people, their New Year's resolutions are already broken by March. This year, instead of making a list of resolutions that you may or may not keep, why not review your freelancing business and set … [Read more...]

Your Online Reputation: You Are What You Share

How do your prospective clients learn about you? More importantly what do they know about you? Well, unless you happen to have met your client face-to-face, your client learns about you from what you've shared online. You are what you share--at least to your client. In this post, I'll discuss the importance of your online reputation. … [Read more...]

How to Decide Whether to Invest in an Online Training Program

Webinars, interactive training, videos, coaching, etc. It seems like the Internet is filled with training programs-many of them targeted at freelancers. As a freelancer, it can be difficult to know what to do about all of the online opportunities available. While some can be eliminated right away, most of them sound really good and beneficial. But no freelancer can afford to take part in all of them. If … [Read more...]

5 More Reasons to Try WordPress

Last month we talked about WordPress and why the demand for WordPress websites is only going to grow. That’s why it’s so important to get started now and be at the front of this trend. Today, I’d like to have Conrad Feagin - the founder of LearnWebDevelopment.com - explain why WordPress is so impressive and popular. But, first I have an announcement... LearnWebDevelopment.com’s last WordPress Bootcamp was … [Read more...]