• Freelance
    How Freelancers Can Close the Deal—Without Seeming Too PushyHandshake
    Do you have a potential client who just can't seem to make up their mind? Have you done everything you can to close the deal? Are you sure? Freelancers need to learn how to close the deal to get gigs. This tutorial can help you become better at closing the deal. Read More…
  • Freelance
    Freelance Consultant's Guide to Client Interviews (Questions + Process)Freelance client interview
    For freelance consultants, interviews take place with every new client you bring in. This means that apart from being proficient in your field, you should also know how to give a good first impression in interviews, build rapport with potential freelance clients, ask the right client interview questions, and how to turn those interviews into projects. Here's how you can do that.Read More…
  • Freelance
    A Freelancer's Guide to Healthy Business Relationships Freelance relationships
    There's a common misperception that freelancers are loners. Whole articles have been written about the idea of the isolated freelancer and cartoons have been drawn. I'm here to tell you today that the lone freelancer is a myth. If your freelancing business is going to succeed, you must build successful business relationships.Read More…
  • Careers
    Freelance Work Versus a Salary Job: The Pros and ConsPreview laptop work
    Which is better: freelancing or working in-house? The answer is not simple. They each have their pros and cons, and which one is right for you depends on your personality and how you want to work. So to help you make the right decision, this tutorial will look at how freelancing compares with salaried employment in a range of different areas, such as flexibility, control, job security, and more. Read More…
  • Freelance
    How to Turn Small Projects Into Long Term WorkSmall to big
    Most of the time, freelancers are brought on just to work on a project—a website redesign, a new logo, a mobile app—and then the apparent need for them disappears once the project is over. In this tutorial, learn how to leverage these initial projects and turn them into recurring income.Read More…
  • Freelance
    How to Win Local Clients for Your Freelance BusinessNetworking
    In this tutorial, we’re going to go old-school, and look at some tried and tested techniques of finding clients in your local area. We’ll talk about writing for local publications, advertising locally, mining your social networks, and more.Read More…
  • Branding
    How to Create Your Own Brand GuidelinesPreview image
    Here we take a look at some of the very best examples of brand guidelines documents, also known as ‘style guides’. A great brand guidelines document not only sets down the rules for using your ‘brand assets’, including logos, colors and fonts, but also injects life into your brand, and makes visual branding a joy, not a chore!Read More…
  • Freelance
    Freelance Rates: Guide to Hourly Versus Project PricingFreelance pricing
    How should you charge clients as a freelancer? By the hour? By the project? By off-the-shelf packages? What if the work you do is completely custom and there are no "packages"? What's the best way to present your fees to attract the most clients? This tutorial will answer all your pricing questions and show you the best pricing schemes for each type of freelancer and situation. Read More…
  • Freelance
    Freelancers, Are You Prepared for the Worst?Planning
    In this tutorial we’ll look at all the things a freelancer should have in place in order to be prepared for the worst, from life insurance to a plan for your digital assets. There’ll be ten items in all, and in each case I’ll give a brief explanation of what you need and how you can set it up. Read More…
  • Career Development
    Business Skills for Freelance DevelopersFreelance dev business
    Being a freelancer developer isn't just about writing code. In this article we look at six key business skills that all freelancers need. Some of these you may have used in a previous job, if you were an employee, while others you may have to learn from scratch.Read More…
  • Branding
    How to Grow Your Freelance Brand Without Losing Your SanityPreview brand aim
    Successful brand management is crucial for any freelancer who wants to escape the feast-or-famish work cycle and see higher profits from happier clients. So what’s a freelancer without an expert team of brand managers to do? In this tutorial I'll give you a simple four-step process to follow.Read More…
  • Freelance
    A Freelancer's Guide to Planning for RetirementRetirement
    No matter how successful your freelancing business is now, you may be headed for eventual financial disaster. Did I get your attention? I sincerely hope so. Many freelancers aren't saving for retirement. A lack of retirement planning could lead to eventual financial failure. In this tutorial, I share some strategies freelancers can use to start planning for retirement now, so you're in a good position in the future. Read More…
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