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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While many freelancers don’t think much about how easily they can be found by their prospects, all freelancers should consider visibility. Your freelancing ability affects whether or not you attract new clients.
If your prospective clients can’t find you, then they can’t hire you. That’s a fact.
In this post, I’ll discuss why freelancing visibility is important. I’ll also explain how you can make your freelancing business more visible.
Posted May 23, 2012 in Inspiration
The number of freelancers is growing rapidly despite the fact that many articles and blogs (including Freelance Folder) warn would-be freelancers of the potential pitfalls of freelancing.
I still do think it’s a good idea to warn folks about possible freelancing drawbacks. It’s no secret that some people just aren’t cut out for freelancing.
However, there are also many compelling reasons why freelancing is becoming more and more popular. With all the negativity, it’s important not to lose sight of those reasons.
In this post, I’ll share six of the reasons why we keep on freelancing despite all the warnings. At the end of the post, you can share some of your own thoughts about why freelancing is growing in popularity.
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Posted May 21, 2012 in News
I’ve decided to update my website with a new design to boost its functionality (it’s a relatively small website dedicated to outdoor ads). I’d like to make it more colorful, reduce textual content, and add more visual content. Even though I can’t spend a fortune on images, I don’t want to use low-quality graphics as it can scare away prospective clients. While searching for a good deal, I stumbled upon depositphotos.com that offers free images. Depositphotos is a relatively small and new image library in in comparison to microstock giants, but it is rapidly gaining momentum. It offers a free trial subscription that allows bloggers and site owners to download up to five images a day. In turn, you just need to do reviews and use links. The amount of free images depends on the number of your site visitors and its alexa.com rating. In addition, they are always ready to organize a mutual contest and give away free subscriptions.
I contacted them (you can send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org), sent them a link to my site and received my free subscription in a couple of days. So, I’m currently downloading my free images and thinking about further cooperation with them. Being a new player in the microstock business, Depositphotos’ offers make it a good competitor to Istock, Fotolia, and others.
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