Posted July 3, 2013 in Tools/Resources
Charts and diagrams can help.
Of course, you could just type out your information in a long paragraph and be done with it. But that’s not really the most effective way to share facts and figures if you actually want people to pay attention to them.
Charts and diagrams can make facts and figures more interesting.
You can use charts and diagrams to add visual interest to your speaking presentations, SlideShare presentations, and even in your freelancing blog posts.
To create effective charts and diagrams you need a good tool. In this post, I list over 13 options for chart and diagram software.
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 long-term prospects (without seeming like a pest). Your long-term prospects are the people who fit your client profile and have a need, but aren’t ready to commit to doing business with you yet.
It’s easy to think that if you can’t close a deal, you are done with that prospect forever. But that attitude can cost you.
That’s what this post is about. We’ll explain how to follow up painlessly and build client rapport at the same time.
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, you’re missing out. That’s true for all freelancers, but it’s especially true if you’re a freelance writer or blogger.
In this post, I’ll explain why Google+ is more important than ever for freelancers. I’ll also explain how you can get started with your Google+ freelance marketing strategy. If you enjoyed this post, you may also like Hot Google+ Tips for Freelancers.
Posted June 23, 2013 in Showcase
I know a lot of freelancers who have put up very simple websites for their own portfolio. These are often plain white or black layouts with some links out to their Dribbble, Behance, Twitter, and other social networks. When you are just getting started this makes sense but why leave out so much information? There are plenty of great themes you can work with to get a WordPress-based portfolio running online within 30 minutes.
Check out this gallery of inspiring premium portfolio themes for WordPress. Freelancers who are still getting their websites online might consider picking up one of these themes. They are not very pricey and they look amazing in a live production website. Plus it offers a more customized alternative to running your portfolio without needing to code a WordPress theme from scratch.
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