Posted November 2, 2012 in Managing Clients
Often clients and prospective clients make statements during project negotiations or in the course of the project itself that just aren’t true.
Sometimes they do this on purpose (such as when they try to manipulate you to lower your price or turn in the work more quickly). Other times, they just don’t know any better.
As a freelancer, it’s your job to figure out when the “client” is being upfront with you and when they are not. Believe me when I say that this is not always an easy task.
Well, I don’t have a lie detector for you. But I have created a list of over 14 common client statements that are likely not true. Use this list as a guideline in your client interactions and negotiations.
Freelancers benefit greatly from having a freelancing blog.
But, a big obstacle for many freelancers (especially those freelancers who aren’t writers) is finding ideas to write about. This problem of knowing what to write on a freelancing blog keeps many freelancers from blogging.
In this post, I’ll give you a hand. I’ll share some ideas about topics you can blog about on your own freelancing blog. Then I’ll invite you to share your own topic ideas in the comments.
Posted October 30, 2012 in Business
If you have been a reader for a while you are probably very familiar with the freelancing products we sell here are Freelance Folder. We have made some recent changes and have changed some pricing so we wanted to get a post out to explain what is going on.
First of all, The Client Machine is running at a greatly reduced rate. We have taken the $129 theme and marked it down to $19.99. Freelancers love the theme because it helps them get leads, build proposals, manage contacts, and invoice all from the familiar WordPress interface.
Last but not least. We are offering the entire ZenTextures.com collection for sale for only $29. The collection includes over 450 high quality textures and is available for instant download. Get The Complete Zen Textures Collection.
Posted October 28, 2012 in Productivity
Is your to-do list growing? Do you feel like you’re working hard, but not accomplishing very much?
If your efforts aren’t effective, there’s a reason.
In this post, I share over 33 real reasons why you’re not getting anything done. Beware, many of these reasons will make some freelancers uncomfortable.
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