Of course you have… and you’re not the only one.
As with other relationships, miscommunication with clients can be a huge problem for freelancers. Miscommunication can keep you from getting freelancing work.
Fortunately, there are many ways for you to improve your communication skills. Good listening is one key to good communication. The best freelancers understand that how well you listen is as important as what you say.
In this post, I’ll provide some easy tips to help you improve your listening skills. At the end of the post, you’ll get a chance to provide even more communication tips. You can also share stories about how you communicate with your own clients.
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Posted May 11, 2012 in How-To
If you’re like most of us, you probably answered “yes” to that question. Which of us wouldn’t want a little more coming in each month?
In this post, I’ll share a surprising technique to help you earn more freelance income–delegating your routine tasks.
Many people are drawn to freelancing because they feel the flexible lifestyle will give them more time to spend with their kids. With summer just around the corner, many schools are about to end their school year and freelancers with school age kids will once again find their kids at home.
While it’s true that freelancing work can be flexible, it can also be challenging to get work done while the kids are home. Just how challenging depends on the kids and the freelancer… But there are ways to make freelancing with kids easier.
In this post, I’ll provide some easy tips for freelancers who juggle freelancing with parenting.
If you have children at home while you freelance, please add your own tips in the comments so that we can learn from each other.
Journalists and other professional writers use the Five Ws (and one H) to make sure that they get enough information to write a good article. However, freelancers can use the same principles to improve their freelancing skills.
Did you ever start working on a project, only to realize that you don’t actually have enough information to get the job done? If you’d considered the 5 Ws of journalism that I’ll introduce to you in this post, you might have been able to avoid that problem.
In this post, I’ll explain what the five Ws are and describe how you can apply them to your freelancing business.
At the end of the post, please share some questions that you ask clients before you start to work.
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