Posted November 4, 2013 in Managing Clients
As I wrapped up the web copywriting job, I was pleased with the results. The copy was punchy, yet to the point. It was perfectly geared to the target audience. And it was persuasive and well organized.
In short, it was some of the best writing I had ever done. I just knew that the client would get lots of results.
Except…the client never used the copy I wrote. Not really, anyway.
When I went to see the website, I noticed that the copy the client actually used was completely different. Sure, they had used a phrase of mine here and there, but the power of the words was completely lost.
If you’re a freelancer whose work has been changed by a client, you’re not alone. Sooner or later, it happens to nearly every freelancer, regardless of their field.
Changed work can leave a freelancer feeling like he or she failed. It can also make it difficult to build up a portfolio you are proud of. After all, you don’t want to add in work that really doesn’t represent your best effort.
In this post, I’ll discuss this common freelancing problem and then open the comments up for your feedback. If you enjoyed in this post, you may also like What to Do When the Client Is Wrong.
Posted October 31, 2013 in News
The company that hosts your website has to really rise up to the challenge, or your website will go offline and take your finances down with it every time it does. I’ve put together a top 10 with the most wonderful web hosting partners that you could possibly decide on at the present moment.
Posted October 31, 2013 in Getting Started
Would-be freelancers often wonder how to get started. A common question that many of them ask is:
What kind of training is needed to become a freelancer?
If you’ve wondered this yourself, then this post is for you. I’ll examine whether freelancers need to have a college degree or specialized training. I’ll also discuss whether a freelancer can teach themselves the necessary skills and list three online training resources.
Oh no! You’re stuck for ideas again. What will you do?
If you’re a freelancing creative who makes a living from your creativity, running out of ideas can be a serious problem. Your income could be at stake.
In this post, I’ll provide nine places to start your brainstorming sessions. I also invite you to share your own tips and techniques for coming up with creative and fresh ideas.
If you liked this post, you’ll probably also like the DesignM.ag post, Improve Your Creativity & Problem-Solving with these 7 Brainstorming Techniques. You may also like this FreelanceM.ag post, My Best Ideas for What to Do When Your Freelancing Creativity Fails You.
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