Your Long-Term Prospects Are Your Future Clients–Here’s How to Reach Them

You've probably heard that one of the best ways to close a deal with a prospective client is follow up. We've even told you that here on Freelance Folder. Let's face it, sometimes no matter how hard you try to close the deal, you just can't. It's not because you're doing something wrong. It may be because the client isn't ready to hire you yet. What most people won't tell you is how to follow up with … [Read more...]

How to Add Google+ to Your Freelance Marketing Strategy

Are you missing out on the business benefits of using Google+ for your marketing strategy? Despite the fact that Google+ has been public for two years now, there are still some freelancers who don't use it yet. I get it. We're all busy. It takes time to be involved in a social media network. And you don't think you have that time. But if you're leaving Google+ out of your freelance marketing strategy, … [Read more...]

Online Services for Quick Marketing Plans

The speed of a product or service is often one of the greatest factors in any creative endeavor. Timing is everything, and you have to get things done in an orderly fashion. Sometimes this means ordering new materials for marketing or production. It can be a struggle figuring out the best solutions for your own company. I would like to provide a small collection of resources which are geared towards expedited … [Read more...]

How Often Should You Post to Your Freelancing Business Blog?

Have you ever wondered how often you should post to your freelancing blog? One of the freelancing questions that I'm asked the most often deals with posting frequency. We all know that there are lots of benefits to having a freelancing blog, ranging from increased website traffic to establishing yourself as an expert in your field to building client relationships. But it's hard to keep up with a … [Read more...]

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...]

Freelancing Tips for Generating Useful Marketing Products

Designers and developers who work freelance often have difficulty helping clients with branding. Suggestions on how to market or sell products can be a struggle if you are not familiar with their niche. However, marketing products can be universal to many areas of work. I have put together just a small collection of freelancing tips for picking up useful products for marketing. There is always a new revenue … [Read more...]

12 People Every Freelancer Should Connect with through Social Media

"How can I use social media for my freelancing business? I don't really know anybody?" If you're hesitating about using social media because you feel your social network isn't very big, think again. You know more people than you realize. And social media is a great way to expand your network. Yet, one of the biggest complaints people make about using social media for their freelancing business is that they … [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...]

Social Media Trends Freelancers Shouldn’t Ignore

As a freelancer, what do you need to know about Social media trends? Probably quite a lot. Social media is an important marketing strategy for most freelancers. But, if you've been freelancing for a while you also know that social media changes often. It can be hard to keep up. In this post, I list four recent social media trends and their potential importance to freelancers. … [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 - explain why WordPress is so impressive and popular. But, first I have an announcement...’s last WordPress Bootcamp was … [Read more...]