Posted September 17, 2012 in Managing Clients
Have you ever regretted taking a freelancing project?
If you’re an experienced freelancer, you probably already know that there are freelancing projects out there that should be avoided. The sad fact is that there are some bad freelancing projects out there.
Happily, there are also some wonderful freelancing projects that any freelancer would benefit from accepting. In this post, I’ll list five examples of the wonderful type of freelancing project and five examples of freelancing projects you are better off without.
You’re about to discover how to face the one task that most freelancers probably dread–collecting a late payment.
When a client is late making a payment, it can set off a whole horrible negative train of thought starting with “I’m not going to be able to make my house payment/rent” and ending with “Did this client hate my work?”
But worse than the negative energy that a late payment creates is the very real fact that, like most freelancers, you rely on receiving your payments in a timely fashion so that you can live.
This is true, unless, of course:
- You’re independently wealthy and freelancing is your hobby.
- You live with mom and dad and freelancing provides your fun money.
If those two points apply to you, you probably won’t care much about this post. For the rest of us, though, a late payment is a serious thing and a seriously late payment is a dreaded thing.
In this post, I’ll explain how you can develop a proactive process to minimize the number of late payments that you face. I’ll also explain what to do after a payment is late.
Yet, you know that you’re good at what you do. What could be the problem?
In this post, I’ll examine five common reasons why freelancers don’t earn what they deserve. You may find that one of these reasons fits your situation.
Posted August 15, 2012 in Managing Clients
Did you ever have that sinking feeling that a project you are about to start isn’t going to go right?
Nothing seems to be amiss…and yet you still have that uneasy feeling that something is wrong with this project. You just can’t put your finger on the problem.
Should you go ahead and accept the project anyway, despite the sinking feeling you have about it in your gut? Or should you trust your gut feeling and turn the project down?
In this post, we’ll explore your options for what to do when a project seems right, but feels wrong. There are pros and cons for taking the project anyway, and we’ll look at both sides. Feel free to share your own experiences and insights at the end of the post.
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