The growing popularity of social media only means greater opportunities for freelancers. On one hand, we can and should use social media to attract more prospects and clients. On the other, we can expand our service offerings to cover social media services and consulting.
Congratulations! You are a freelancer. You have taken your own drive, your own talent, and your own skills and forged a path that doesn’t require you to put on a monkey suit and go into the office every day to build someone else’s asset.
Now its time to kick it up a notch and start running your freelance business at maximum efficiency. So I am going to let you in on a huge secret that might be the equivalent of giving you a huge raise. This is ninja level stuff.
(This post is for informational purposes only, it is not legal or tax advice. Seek the assistance of an attorney or accountant for actual legal or tax advice.)
At least it is the holiday season for North America and many Western European nations. For a lot of folks the months of November and December are an exciting time. It’s time to get together with family and friends. It’s also a time of celebration.
For a freelancer, however, the holidays can be very stressful. The holiday season presents the average freelancer with a number of confusing dilemmas.
In this post, I’ll address some of those holiday dilemmas directly and explain what a freelancer can do to prepare for them.
When you’re first starting out as a freelancer, it can be difficult to find those first few gigs. Many freelancers develop the habit of accepting nearly every project with work that remotely resembles their chosen specialty.
For the brand new freelancer, taking what work you can find is a matter of survival (and there’s nothing wrong with that). Before long, however, you may find yourself overwhelmed with too much work to do and too little time to do it in. When this happens, you know that it is time to start to refuse projects. However, you probably don’t have a refusal strategy in place.
In this post, we’ll discuss when and how to say no to a potential client.
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