Everyone who’s anyone with high-paying freelance clients always seems to say the same thing: Get prospects on the phone. Talk to them. Make yourself stand out with a conversation. So, you do. You get brave, and start asking client prospects […]

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Last year, I was facing a dilemma: If I kept my self employed health insurance from the marketplace, my monthly fee was going to almost double to $415/month from $230/month. My out-of-pocket expenses were also going to increase by $1,000. (They […]

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It happens every time. You sign an amazing client contract. You get to do some of your best, coolest work, and the client “gets” what it’s like to be you, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. You LOVE […]

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When we start out as freelancers, getting paid $300 to do something feels like a big deal. And it is, for a while… until you realize that you’ve got to do a ton of little $300 gigs just to pay […]

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A big part of being a freelancer is scouring job boards. We’ve all been there, and we’ve all done it. We’ve all spent hours staring into the computer screen, visiting dozens of freelancing job sites, reading listing after listing, just […]

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My accountant slid a piece of paper across his desk to me, and in that instant, my heart sank. I’d gone in for what I thought was a routine meeting of updating my LLC paperwork. It was supposed to be […]

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Admit it. You do it too. (But don’t worry, we all do… even the “best” among us.) Each time you decide to write new copy for your website… you don’t know where to start. You have an idea of how […]

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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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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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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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As a freelancer, it absolutely sucks to start out booking work for each month at $0.00. Because starting over from nothing means that every single month—while you’re also trying to juggle client work, produce your own content, and respond to […]

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