Guest Posts

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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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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Online Invoicing with WePay.com: Approximately 1 Trillion Times Faster than a Pony

Online Invoicing with WePay.com: Approximately 1 Trillion Times Faster than a Pony

This guest post is brought to you by WePay, the easiest way to accept payments online.   Back in olden times, when freelancers like you and me wanted to collect money from clients, we pecked out an invoice on our trusty Underwood typewriter, left an epithelial DNA sample on a stamp, walked it down 5-flights of our Brooklyn walkup to the mailbox (this was when...

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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 blog has posts on how to fire a bad client, how to handle a client who won’t pay up and what to...

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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 never actually understand why so many freelancers resent it so much. It allows you to see your...

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The Death of a Blog

The Death of a Blog

All good things must come to an end. Even blogs. I’ve been telling myself that for almost two months now. But somehow it doesn’t make closing down Jargonwriter.com any easier. In The Beginning. . . I started the site when I was in college. All the latest and greatest job-hunting advice recommended blogging. So I began writing about the publishing...

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