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There are a lot of articles out there about why ConvertKit is better than MailChimp. And while healthy competition is awesome, those articles are way off the mark when it comes to their true portrayal of MailChimp. In the effort […]

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Nate was the only boy in a family of all girls. Which meant he had a chance to spend lots of time with his dad, who worked at home. Greg, Nate’s dad, worked at home from the time his children […]

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Your blog isn’t just for SEO. Get more clients through your blog and social media posts by using these 2 simple post types. (Also – I’m considering a part 2 where I show you how to promote your blog posts […]

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In November 2002, I had a lot of reasons to be more than happy. I had just returned from a trip I had made with my brand-new car, I had a considerable amount in my bank account, I worked as a […]

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You’re a good writer. And you know it. You feel confident that you’ve got a strong portfolio full of writing samples that show off your chops. There’s just one problem: While your samples are well-written, they aren’t helping you sell […]

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A terrible jittery feeling spread through my stomach. The lump in my throat hardened and my head began to spin. ‘How did I find myself in this situation?’ I asked myself, heart sinking. I was on the phone. On the […]

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Courtney Brown has always been a hard worker. At her very first job, she worked at little girls’ birthday parties where she learned from her boss, a female entrepreneur, that anything was possible with determination and hard work. But Courtney […]

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FREE personal training session! FREE phone when you upgrade your plan! FREE 14-day trial of {X} software! 30 days of unlimited yoga for just $30! Even AOL used to mail out CDs with a FREE month of service. Every other […]

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Starting off as a freelancer is terrifying for all who choose this path. No matter the skillset or area of expertise, there’s always that small voice in your head that debates if this was the right decision. Just to give […]

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If you work in the creative field, there is a good chance that you will do some or all of your work as a freelancer. Meaning, you will work under short- or long-term contracts. Unlike the employer-employee model, a freelancer works […]

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The alarm rings and rings. With a groggy sigh I reach over and pick up my phone. I’m still squinting, and I can’t even make out the room yet, but the first thing I tap is the mail icon. My […]

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After a long wait, season 1 of our first-ever podcast, Freelance to Founder is finally here. You can listen to all 8 episodes of season 1 here or by searching “Freelance to Founder” in iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. Season one tells […]

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“I’m always thinking about the client’s finances as though they were mine.” I got this message the other day and hear this all the time from other freelancers. The basic message here is freelancers telling themselves, “I wouldn’t buy the […]

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Not too long ago, I came across a website that had a scrolling marquee, animated text, and even used Comic Sans as the main font. What?! Seriously – it looked like it hadn’t been updated since 1997! And you know […]

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Look for information on how to land freelance writing clients, and you’ll come across a lot of different methods, like: Using SEO on your website to attract clients Using inbound marketing Writing guest blog posts that establish you as an industry expert While […]

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A key difference between freelancers charging low rates and freelancers charging premium rates for their services is how they portray themselves to potential clients. Freelancers charging higher rates see themselves as experts in their field and act more like consultants […]

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It doesn’t matter how successful you are or how expensive your image is, you’ll always get bargain requests as a freelancer: requests to do work for “sweat equity,” exposure, trades, etc. Case in point: those LinkedIn messages I’m sure you […]

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How is your website traffic doing? Is it performing as well as you had hoped it would? While most website owners want lots of good, qualified traffic to their site, the truth is that many suffer from poor website traffic. […]

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3 years ago, if someone looked in a crystal ball and predicted that on a cold November evening under the bright light of the super moon, I would be writing an article for an American blog – I would have a […]

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If you’re anything like me, you hate doing revisions on a project. You understand that they’re part of the territory, so you accept them. But in general, the fewer revisions a client requires of you, the better. And for my […]

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For yet another year in a row at Reliable PSD, we’ve more than doubled revenue. I’m 100% not saying that to brag and be like “Oooh look at me!” (although we are extremely proud!) – but to stress something super […]

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Today, I’m happy to announce that Millo is launching two all-new podcasts for freelancers and solopreneurs. Here’s everything you might want to know about the new shows: First, the shows are called Freelance to Founder and Sidegig. Our mission here at Millo […]

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“How do I handle a client who repeatedly pays late?” I get this question from a lot of the freelancers I work with. Chasing after payment is a huge time and energy suck that almost all freelancers experience at one […]

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Confession: I don’t think I’ll ever stop having “fellow freelancer” envy. I’ll never stop comparing my website’s design with someone else’s. I’ll never stop comparing prices and calculating comparable incomes. I know it’s not healthy, but I do it anyway. […]

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I didn’t think the New Year would affect me at all. Most holidays don’t. Most “events” don’t. But when December 31 rolled over into January 1, I felt something. Maybe it was the collective excitement of the world. I don’t […]

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You read about them, hear about them, but never really meet them. You probably have had a few great experiences with your clients. But those fantastic human beings, who will instantly fall in love with your work and cannot wait to hire you […]

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You’ve got a great website, a clear niche, and you’re ready to start working as a full-time freelance writer. There’s just one problem: You can’t seem to find any clients – no matter what you do. Does that situation sound […]

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Who here doesn’t want to double their income? I’m not talking about doubling the time you spend working. I think none of us want to do that. But who can honestly say no to more money? Let alone, double the […]

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A friend and fellow copywriter recently asked me for productivity advice. This guy has worked for years as a full-time, in-house writer for a large corporation, and now he’s ready to make the jump to freelancing. Brave guy. That move […]

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Selling your work as an introvert can be a tough task. Everything to do with pricing tends to bring up fear: Fear the client will walk away if you price too high, fear of being seen as a fraud, etc. […]

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When I started freelancing full time, many of my friends and colleagues believed I completely ditched a boss to work for myself. Hold on a minute while I stifle back some not-so-discreet chuckles. Seriously? Sure, freelancing comes with some pretty […]

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You are doing a great job. Your working hours seem countless. You certainly deserve more money and respect. This is what most of the blog posts you read are telling you, right? Only, they haven’t seen your work. And they don’t have […]

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It is ridiculously easy to become a freelance writer. This is not one of those blog posts that tells you it is easy and then shows you how not easy it is. All you have to do is sign up […]

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If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me what it takes to be a working copywriter, I could stop being one. (I wouldn’t though, because I love the work.) The good news: Assuming you’re a good writer, […]

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When we handed our client “John” a purple design, he hated it. John loves red. But when we explained this powerful growth secret through target market research, he not only changed his mind – he applauded us and asked for […]

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One of my favorite entrepreneurial quotes goes something like this: Just because you hate your job, it doesn’t make you an entrepreneur. I love it because it keeps antsy freelancers or solopreneurs grounded in reality. In my mind, the best […]

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If you find you have a lot of free time… but not enough clients… this is for you. Here are 3 ways you can take action right now and use that free time to flourish and grow. 1: Send this […]

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The single most important aspect of growing your business is creating happy clients. But creating lasting client relationships can be difficult, especially as a freelancer. The single most important aspect of growing your business is creating happy clients. #FreelanceLife Click […]

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Angelina Samadhi had always been successful. She landed a job with a small agency after college and was able to work on some of the company’s most important accounts. But after her agency career and two businesses of her own, […]

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My son, August, is just under two and is showing all the normal signs of two-year-old behavior: throwing hard objects at my head, refusing to put his diaper on, and protesting even when I give him exactly what he wants. […]

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I hear it all of the time: “I’m going to set up my portfolio so I can start landing freelance clients!”  And at a glance, you might not think there’s anything wrong with that statement. But you’d be wrong. So […]

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If “word of mouth” is your main source of new clients – this is for you. Don’t get me wrong, word of mouth is great, but it’s also inconsistent, unreliable, & sporadic. That’s because you have to wait for your […]

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As a freelancer, you need to be concerned about the security of your website, especially if you use WordPress. I’ve met some designers for whom the word ‘security’ is met with either disdain or a long, painful cringe. The idea, […]

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The other day, while sitting at my desk, I looked over at my bookshelf. I do this often. It’s part of how I think. I come across a problem, and I turn my head to the left and gaze at […]

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