Business Basics

Why Specializing Works and How to Start in Your Business

Why Specializing Works and How to Start in Your Business

This guest post is brought to you by WePay – the easiest way to accept credit cards online. You don’t want to limit yourself as a business owner. You got into the freelance world because you like to play by your own rules and don’t want to conform to anyone else’s standards. It’s part of your passion to make your own way. This fire is commendable but it can...

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Time to Play Ball: I’ve Made It To The Big Leagues

Time to Play Ball: I’ve Made It To The Big Leagues

So I’ve got big news. See, I’ve made it to the big league. How do I know? First, I’ve turned down a handful of assignments so far this year. Second, I’m firing my first client. Saying No: Getting Beyond Desperate For the first three months of the year I piled on the work—as I shared last year, I knew I had a large tax payment coming up and didn’t have the cash in...

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You Need to Quiz Yourself About Your Freelance Business – Immediately

You Need to Quiz Yourself About Your Freelance Business – Immediately

This guest post is brought to you by WePay – the easiest way to accept credit cards online. Pop quiz, hotshot! If someone were to come up to you today and ask you very specific details about your freelance business, do you think you could hand them over? Do you have a real grasp on the details of your company or are you flying by the seat of your pants? Of...

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It May Hurt, But Asking for Client Feedback is Essential

It May Hurt, But Asking for Client Feedback is Essential

This guest post is brought to you by WePay – the easiest way to accept credit cards online. You like to think your business is pitch perfect – after all, who wants to think that the mighty ship they’re steering has a few leaks in it? You need to believe that the job you’re doing is the best you can possibly do, or you’ll start to doubt yourself. However, there...

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7 Warning Signs a Client Won’t Pay

7 Warning Signs a Client Won’t Pay

This guest post is brought to you by WePay – the easiest way to accept credit cards online.I’ve been stiffed by exactly three clients in my five years of freelancing, but the sad thing is that I probably could have avoided all three incidences if I’d listened to my instincts. Before you’re tempted to do what I did and let a client walk away with the money they...

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The Cure for Self Doubt: Satisfaction Guaranteed

The Cure for Self Doubt: Satisfaction Guaranteed

It seems like there is one thing all creative people have in common: that nagging feeling of self-loathing and doubt. I’m sure you’ve felt it. You send out a finished project to a client and wait to get a reply email with a raving review… only to get radio silence. You start to wonder if that project you poured your heart and soul into wasn’t as good as you thought....

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