When Your Client’s Baby Is Ugly

When Your Client’s Baby Is Ugly

So often we freelancers forget that the project means a lot more to the client than it does to us. That’s because it’s their baby. They created–gave birth–to it. They nurtured it and put in the hard work to get it where it is today. And then they realized they could only do so much for it and handed it over to us to give it a push to get it to the next level.

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.

When a Freelancer Finds Her Unicorn

When a Freelancer Finds Her Unicorn

I have a favorite client. There I said it. Before becoming a full time freelancer I never thought about the possibility of having a favorite client—although I knew that freelancers had least favorite clients. After all, we hear about them all the time. Every writing...
Sell Like a Pro or Fail Like a … Pro

Sell Like a Pro or Fail Like a … Pro

This guest post is from Pawel Grabowski. That name may sound familiar because I reviewed his ebook, The Smart Business’ Guide to Winning New Work here last year. Click here to read that review and read on to hear his take on selling like a pro. Selling is fun. I could...