It’s true. There are some freelancers who always seem to stay busy, even when others struggle to find enough work. You can recognize them by looking through their testimonials. Or, you may notice that they always seem to have a positive attitude.
I call them contagious freelancers, because their desirability seems to be catching. Once a client starts to work with them, that client always seems to want more from them. Their popularity just spreads and spreads.
What do these contagious freelancers have that you don’t? More importantly, how can you get what they have?
In this post, I’ll share 12 tips to help you better attract clients. You’re also invited to share your best tips on how to become a contagious freelancer. If you like this post, you may also enjoy Where on Earth Am I Going to Find My First Clients?
Posted April 18, 2013 in Tools/Resources
If you’re a freelancer, you’re probably an expert in your field. But while you may be an expert writer, programmer, designer, translator, or whatever–you probably don’t know much about running a business.
Yet, successful freelancing is all about running a business. If you want to succeed, you’re going to have to acquire some business skills.
Now of course, you could go back to school and get a business degree. That would cost you thousands of dollars and take up several years of your life.
Fortunately, getting a degree is not the only way to acquire business skills. There are plenty of free training resources online. In this post, I’ll share ten of them.
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Are you a freelancing perfectionist?
You know who you are. Even now, while you’re reading this very post about the dangers of perfectionism, you’re consciously or subconsciously beating yourself up because you think you’re not good enough.
You think you should be able to write faster, code faster, or translate faster. You think your work should be more than good–it should be the very best. You think that you’re not earning enough, even though you’re living comfortably.
And the list goes on, and on, and on…
You’re only hurting yourself, and by extension, your freelancing business. In this post, I’ll explain why perfectionism is such a danger for freelancers. I’ll also share some tips on how you can overcome perfectionism. Finally, I’d like to hear how being a perfectionist has affected you.
How do you like freelancing so far?
Are you not quite sure how to answer? If you’ve been freelancing for a while, chances are good that you have mixed feelings about it.
Years of hearing from freelancers have convinced me that many freelancers actually have a love/hate relationship with their freelancing business. They love to be a freelancer some of the time, but other times they secretly wish that they weren’t doing it.
They might even feel slightly guilty about their ambiguous feelings. However, freelancers really have no reason to feel guilty. There are plenty of good reasons for the love/hate relationship that freelancers have with freelancing.
We’ll explore some of those feelings in this post. I’ll also explain how you can use your love/hate relationship with freelancing to move to a position of freelancing strength.
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