Coming Soon from FreelanceFolder:
The Client Machine

[tweetmeme] Over a year ago we released The Unlimited Freelancer, a book that helped thousands of people transform their freelance business into something bigger and better. In the months after that we released several getting started guides to help brand new freelancers take their first steps into freelancing.  Now, after months of hard work, we're going to help freelancers tackle the most important … [Read more...]

The Strangest Secret for Succeeding in a Tough Economy

Talk to enough people at the local coffee shop or watch enough late-night news and you’ll think the sky is falling. Fast! Unemployment doesn’t seem to be improving. Families are losing their homes. Businesses are going under. I’d say the pessimism among many freelancers I talk with is at a five-year high. In fact, until last year, I’ve never heard the words “starving” and “freelancer” used so frequently … [Read more...]

Five Simple Tactics to Find New Clients

Finding work...it's one of the most challenging, yet most vital, tasks that a freelancer must face. When they start out many freelancers have no idea how to find new clients. This is especially true if the freelancer is coming from a corporate background where new work is assigned to them as soon as they complete a project. While the task of finding clients can seem overwhelming to a new freelancer, … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Do You Take All the Work You Are Offered?

Last week we got a huge response when we asked our Facebook followers this question, so this week I want to ask the same thing to everyone who reads our blog: Do you take all the work that you are offered, or do you turn some of it down? As freelancers, we sometimes face a feast or famine environment. When work comes, any work, it can be tempting to accept that work even if it's not really a good fit for … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Winning Any Client Project

The ability to win new client projects is an essential skill to any freelancer. It's something we freelancers practice from the day we get started, and it's usually a skill that builds over time. Aside from just practice, there are actually a lot of things you can do to become better at winning new client projects. Winning projects is not a confusing process, and it can actually be broken down very … [Read more...]

How To Build The Ultimate Job Finding Dashboard with iGoogle

Picture this: You wake up in the morning, grab your cup of coffee, and meander over to your computer. After checking your morning email and twitter accounts, you get started looking for some new work. You check a number of different job boards, look for keywords on a bunch of job-finding sites, and complete several twitter searches. After about hour or so of looking, you've got 5 or so potential leads. Not a bad … [Read more...]