How to Ace Your Next Freelancing Job Interview

Most people don't realize it, but freelancers frequently face interviews. Unlike a traditional employee, who may go years without being interviewed once they have been hired, a freelancer may face an interview nearly every time a prospect considers them for a project. So, good interview skills are an important part of a freelancer's arsenal. In this post, I'll provide some tips to help freelancers prepare … [Read more...]

10 Steps to the Perfect Client Meeting

You've scheduled your very first client meeting and now you're nervous. Will the meeting go well? Of course, there's no way to know for sure if your meeting will succeed, but there are some steps you can take to stack the odds in your favor. In this post, I share ten (fairly) easy steps to help you prepare for the perfect client (or prospective client) meeting. … [Read more...]

Should You Meet With Prospective Clients?

“Can you come by this week? We’d like to meet you.” If you’ve been a freelancer for some time, you’ve probably heard this request more than once from a prospective client. To some freelancers, meeting requests are a clear sign of legitimate interest. They are a critical step in their selling process. But other freelancers cringe when they get such requests. For the most part, they view in-person … [Read more...]