Do you have a freelancer bucket list?
Now, you might be wondering what a bucket list is. Simply put, it’s a list of things you’d like to try, but never got a chance to do. It takes its name from the 2007 movie, The Bucket List, in which two aging and terminally ill men set out to do things they always wanted to do before they die.
So, a freelancer bucket list is a list of things that you’ve wanted to try as a freelancer, but haven’t taken the time to do. In this post, I list some things that I think every freelancer should try at least once, but that most freelancers don’t actually try.
Any long-term freelancer will tell you that most freelancers go through ups and downs–periods of high pay and periods of low pay. But the feast or famine cycle can take new freelancers by surprise.
While there are definitely some steps you can take to avoid the feast or famine cycle, for many freelancers the real questions is this–”How am I going to get through this slow period?”
In this post, I’ll provide five tips for surviving your freelancing famine periods (plus a bonus tip). Even if you’ve been freelancing for a while, you may find a freelance survival tip that you can use.
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.
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.
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