Posted August 15, 2013 in Marketing
You’ve just had a great phone conversation with a potential client. You’ve typed up a proposal that summarizes everything that the two of you talked about and you’re anxiously awaiting the results–but things look really good. You feel like the proposal is just a formality.
Finally, it arrives–the answer to your proposal that you’ve been waiting for. You’re sure you’re about to add another client, and then you read the reply.
The answer looks something like this:
“We really love your work and would love to have on this project. But since we’d like to do a lot of business with you, I’d like to see your wholesale rate. What do you charge for clients who do frequent business with you?”
What went wrong? Should you cave on your prices, or do you say “no” to this potential client? In this post, we’ll examine the common freelancing request for discounted freelance rates. I’ll provide eight reasons why you shouldn’t discount your freelancing rates and four reasons why you might want to.
Posted August 13, 2013 in Business
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Posted August 12, 2013 in Getting Clients
We live in the age of the freelancer, with some sources saying that as many as 1/3 of all U.S. workers are freelancing.
The number of freelancers is likely to increase in the future, so finding good freelance work is an important one. The fact is, not all freelancing gigs are created equal.
There is a lot of freelancing work out there, but there are also a lot of bad clients that most freelancers will want to avoid.
In this post, I’ll list some common places where freelancers look for work and share my thoughts and experiences on each one. I’ll identify the benefits and drawbacks for each type of work.
If you like this post, you will probably also enjoy Where on Earth Am I Going to Find My First Clients?.
Posted August 5, 2013 in Social Media
If you’ve been reading Freelance Folder for a while, you know that we’ve already published a lot of helpful posts on how to get them most out of Twitter.
One of the great things about Twitter is that there are a lot of third party tools available to expand how you use Twitter. In this post, I provide an overview to 15 of the top Twitter apps.
Whether you’re already a Twitter user, or just thinking about getting started, you’ll want to read to this post.
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