Why Your Worst Clients Should Still Get Your Best Service

Recently I have been involved in a few different discussions with other freelance designers in which I have noticed an unsettling trend: at some point in the conversation the topic turns to client horror stories. It usually starts out with some type of question about how the others would handle a particular situation that one is facing, but then it digresses to complaints about clients and the awful things they … [Read more...]

The Violent Truth Of Freelance Sales

Successful freelancers sell. While there are any number of things that will kill a freelance business, the inability to convince anyone to hire your services is right up toward the top. Yet, somehow, many freelancers are intimidated by the idea of the sale. Why all this trepidation? Maybe you see your competitors, for example, charging atrociously low rates, and you fear your rates are too high. It could … [Read more...]

The Value Of Networking – Offer A Wider Range Of Services

How many times have you lost clients because you could not offer that one extra service they were looking for? Do you know your strengths and weaknesses? If you are an active freelancer you probably have a pretty good idea. But with the economy circling the drain most of us can’t afford to expand our small businesses to include more personnel or equipment to offer a wider range of services. So what are we to … [Read more...]

Popular and Better – Synonyms or Misconception?

In today's society, where image is everything, it's definitely easy to get carried away and end up thinking that a popular product or service is automatically better as well. Let's try to look beyond the surface and ask ourselves if popularity should really be an important factor which needs to be taken into consideration when judging the quality of a certain product or service. Popularity - An Important … [Read more...]

Post And Request Skills On Skillance.com

Freelancers are always on the lookout for new opportunities, and we know that the right friends/contacts do make a huge difference. There is a lot of free information online, but when comes the time to find like-minded people, some don't know where to start, where to go to find those like-minded people. People that have the skills needed to do the job. That's where Skillance comes in. FreelanceFolder is … [Read more...]

Taking Task Management, Brainstorming and Social Networking A Step Further

I have a feeling many of you freelancers and entrepreneurs will like this. Scot from Meridian Crest sent me an invite for a new service called 8apps, they're in beta right now, but it looks really promising. I've been playing around with 8apps for a couple of days now, and thought I could write about it. I'm really starting to like 8apps, and thought you would like it too. Here it is. If, after reading … [Read more...]