Upselling is a great way to increase your profits as a freelancer–if it’s done right. Upselling means selling additional products and services to your existing clients or convincing them to upgrade their current purchase to a more expensive purchase.
If a fast food clerk has ever asked you if you “want fries with that,” then you’ve experienced an upsell. Upselling is common for both service-based and retail businesses and it can help freelancers too.
Smart freelancers use upselling to increase their income without annoying their clients. In fact, if it’s done right, upselling can actually strengthen your relationship with your client.
In this post, we’ll list eight bad upselling practices to avoid and then we’ll explain how to do it right.
Posted October 8, 2012 in Marketing
While most seasoned freelancers know that blogging is an important way to promote their freelancing business, quite a few freelancers don’t have any idea how to create an effective freelancing blog.
You see, freelancing blogs are unique. While freelancing blogs are business blogs, they are not like corporate blogs. Nor are they like commercial blogs.
As a freelancer, you probably don’t have the resources of a corporation to pour into your blog. You can’t afford to hire a staff blogger or IT specialist to manage your blog. You have to handle all the blogging tasks yourself.
And unlike a commercial blog, you don’t expect your blog to be a primary source of income. Instead, you want your blog to serve as a source of leads for your freelancing business and as a way to interact with clients and potential clients.
We’ve talked a lot about the importance of blogging for freelancers, but in this post we’ll focus on the elements that your freelancing blog needs to become successful.
Posted August 14, 2012 in Marketing
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In fact, “How Do I Get Clients?” is one of the most frequently asked questions that freelancers ask. So, if you’re a freelancer who is struggling with the very real problem of getting clients, know that you’re not alone.
There are many effective tactics that you can use to find new clients, but in the end it all boils down to answering just one simple question.
In this post, I’ll let you know exactly what that question is and explain why (and how) you must answer it.
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