Posted November 17, 2007 in Uncategorized
Hello everyone, hope you had a killer week, it’s the week-end again, time to take a short break, the to-do list will still be there when you come back. I read some really good posts this week, and I’d like to share them with you.
Here we go:
- Productivity Toolbox: 37+ Tools for Taking Action and Getting Things Done
- 23 Places to find freelance writing jobs and freelance blogging jobs
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- 30 Interview Questions You Can’t Ask and 30 Sneaky, Legal Alternatives to Get the Same Info
- Quitting the Day Job: Finding the Guts to Pursue Your Dreams
- Why Other Designers Are Not Web Designers
- What to Do When You’re Fresh Out of Ideas
- We vs. I
- Webmaster Essentials Checklist
Everytime you get a new client you probably want to prove him or her you can do the job, you want repeat business. And if you don’t have that feeling you’ll get business from a client again in the future, then there are some things you may need to work on.
#1- Be Committed
Being committed doesn’t mean that you have to leave everything else and cater to the needs of one client and forget about the others. It means showing the client that although your work has been appreciated by them and you delivered on time and everything is to their liking, you would like to offer a little more. Not necessarily go out of your way, but do what needs to be done, what you agreed on in the first place, in order to get repeat business from that client. [Click Here to Read More...]
If you work as a freelancer difficult clients are as common as stars in a cloudless night. Okay, you shouldn’t take my poetic analogy too literally, but still once in a while you end up working for a client who you wish didn’t exist in the scheme of the universe.
But the sad reality is that there are all sorts of clients for whom you have to work because they are an integral part of your work and if you started avoiding clients just because they are “bad clients” or “difficult clients” then soon you would end up having no clients at all.
The definition of difficult clients may vary from client to client, on a case by case basis. But just for the sake of this blog post let us try to define a difficult client using the following characteristics: [Click Here to Read More...]
Posted November 12, 2007 in Productivity
When you’re running your own business, you’re bound to be paying monthly fees for services that are supposed to be making you money.
But like so many gym memberships, the money’s just flowing out of your coffers without a whole lot of payoff. Read on and see if these three money mistakes are draining you dry (and find out how to stop the bleeding).
Mistake #1: Not using something you’re already paying for.
Just like those unused gym memberships, you may have services you’re paying a monthly fee on – but not even using. Or you may have forked out hundreds (thousands?) for a product that was supposed to turn your business around … but it’s still sitting on your shelf. And you most certainly have those books on your coffee table that were intended to teach you something profitable. You keep telling yourself you’ll “get around to using it,” but every month you’ve delayed, it’s just money down the drain. [Click Here to Read More...]
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