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  • Freelance
    How to Identify Profitable Clients: A Step-by-Step GuideProfitable
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    If there’s anything that keeps freelancers up at night, it’s the feast-or-famine cycle. Here's how to break it by identifying and finding more profitable clients.Read More…
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    A Freelancer's Guide to Dealing With IllnessSyringe
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    No matter how well you take care of yourself, illness is inevitable. At some stage, you’ll have to take a day or two off to recover from a cold, and if you’re unlucky you might have to deal with a serious, long-term illness. Are you prepared? In this tutorial, you’ll learn a few simple strategies that will help you manage illness as a freelancer.Read More…
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    How to Handle an Unhappy Photography ClientPreview
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    If you’ve only just started out in business, complaints can be a real knock to your confidence, but if you learn how to deal with these situations effectively, you can really turn things around and it might even become a valuable learning experience.Read More…
  • Teamwork
    Freelance Collaboration: How to Work Well Together When You're Far ApartTeam collaboration
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    If you freelance or accept contract work, the ability to work with or manage remote teams makes you more marketable. Most freelancers start out by working alone, but team projects tend to be larger, last longer, and often pay more than projects you can work on alone. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to work through the challenges of working on or managing a virtual team. Read More…
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    A Freelancer’s Guide to Saving & InvestingSavings safe
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    In this tutorial you’ll learn how to save and invest for the future. You’ll learn what to do first—save or pay down debt—and how to prioritize different saving goals after that. I’ll also talk about investing for the long term and building a balanced portfolio of investments.Read More…
  • Time Management
    Get More Flow: Sort and Schedule Your Tasks by Creative Energy Level Task energy management
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    Like me, you probably chose your line of work because you love it; the need for continual creativity, however, can drag you down. In this tutorial, I'll help you learn how to organize your task list and your schedule according to your creative energy, so you can work inspired instead of stressed. Read More…
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    Setting Up Contracts for Your Freelance WorkFreelance contract
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    In this tutorial I’m going to take you through the process for creating a solid contract that will set expectations clearly and protect you if things go wrong. We’ll start by looking at what a contract does and why it’s important, and then I’ll take you through some key areas to focus on, and I’ll point you to some useful templates and resources around the web.Read More…
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    How to Set Effective Goals for Your Freelance BusinessGoal setting
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    This tutorial is aimed at showing you why you need to set clear, effective goals for your freelance business, and how to go about doing so. I’ll start by examining the benefits of setting yourself clear objectives, and then take you through the practical steps of deciding on your priorities, establishing well-defined goals, and tracking your progress.Read More…
  • Business
    How to Set Up Your Own Web Design Agency: Tips From the ProsWeb designers
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    If you’re working as a web designer, the prospect of going out on your own and setting up your own agency can seem tempting, but it’s not a simple task. So I got in touch with some web design agency owners, and asked for their best piece of advice for people who want to follow in their footsteps. Here are some of their tips.Read More…
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    Preparing for Client Negotiations: The Complete GuideHandshake
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    Negotiating isn’t about saying magic words that can hypnotize clients into paying higher rates or giving a raise—yet many freelancers approach client negotiation with either fear or distaste. Using this step-by-step guide, you'll feel more confident to negotiate with incoming clients, to ask for a raise with current ones, or to be generally comfortable when discussing your rates.Read More…
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    A Freelancer's Guide to Effective BudgetingFreelance budget
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    Freelance incomes can fluctuate a lot from month to month, making it difficult to plan. So in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to construct a rock-solid budget that accounts for these ups and downs, making sure you save enough in the good times to cover the months when no work comes in or a big project gets cancelled.Read More…
  • Freelance
    Getting Your First 3 Paying Clients as a New FreelancerThree paying clients
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    As you step into the big bad world of freelancing, you have a number of concerns, but looming at the top of your list is likely how to get paying clients. In this tutorial, we walk you through the steps to land your first three. These are clients who value you and are willing to pay for your services. Also, there is a lot to learn from the right kind of clients, like how to get even more of them. Hint: It's not about mass mailing a ton of prospects or reaching out to everyone. It's also NOT about creating a fancy website or building up a social media following.Read More…
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