Posted August 15, 2007 in Business
A recent web design client of mine made a statement that really stuck with me. The project is just now starting up, and (about a previous designer they worked with) they said:
With our old designer, we were really the ones telling him what to do. And that’s no good, because we don’t know anything. We need someone who is going to tell us what to do.
Needless to say, I smiled because that’s exactly what I do. But that’s beside the point. [Click Here to Read More...]
Posted August 15, 2007 in Productivity
Over the years I’ve come into contact with various and sundry time management tools. I used the Covey system, a host of day timers, and even tried inventing my own tools. I finally gave up on time management because I didn’t want to put my life in a box. I figured if I ran out of time to do all the things I wanted to do on a certain day then I’d just pick up again the next day. I finally just started making lists and scratching the items off the list as I completed them. That proved to be the most effective time management tool I’d ever encountered.
Then I started an Internet business.
Posted August 14, 2007 in Marketing
Silence may be golden, but it’s no great help when it comes to building your business. You need to get the word out so that customers / clients come a-knocking each and every day. But saying “Hey, guys, I rock!” isn’t always the most effective way to earn a stranger’s trust (no matter how rocking you may be). Remember, that stranger has been burned before by promises that didn’t pan out.
But when a stranger hears about your rocking ways from someone they trust, winning their attention (and cash-generating loyalty) becomes oh-so-much-easier … and closing deals happens a lot faster. So here are three ways to make it easier to draw customers in, month after month: [Click Here to Read More...]
Posted August 13, 2007 in Writing
Today we have an interview with SJ Yee from Singapore, offering a good look into freelance journalism. I’m sure you’ll learn some interesting things about freelance journalism! ;)
Jon: Hey SJ, thanks for accepting the invitation! Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself? What got you started in freelance journalism?
Now, a lot of people do not know this but I actually left my full-time job as a corporate communications executive in a huge Multi-National Corporation, to pursue my vision of touching as many lives as I can, through my natural gift of writing. Quitting my job was perhaps one of the hardest decisions I had to make throughout my 26 years of existence. However, I have no regrets, because I know I finally followed my heart. [Click Here to Read More...]
Sign up for our product discount list to get a free copy of Why Some Freelancers Thrive and Others Barely Survive. You can unsubscribe anytime.
- SEO Techniques All Top Websites Should Use
- When a Client Can't Afford You: Why It's Still Better to Bid High
- How To Stop Scrambling For Clients And Get A Steady Stream Of Paying Gigs
- A Simple Way To Stop Clients From Rejecting Your Proposals
- 3 Reasons Your Rates Are Still Low (And How To Start Raising Them)