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4 Effective responses to stop price haggling in its tracks

4 Effective responses to stop price haggling in its tracks

“Do you offer a new client discount?” “I’d love to work with you. If you can do my project for $X, I’ll start today.” As...

4 Pro tips for choosing the right stock photography

4 Pro tips for choosing the right stock photography

I don’t know about you, but for me, the world of stock photography does not always conjure warm and fuzzy feelings. Maybe you have seen those...

4 Types of clients that will drag you (and your business) down with them

4 Types of clients that will drag you (and your business) down with them

In the freelance community, we can all relate to experiencing the headaches of the problem client before. Naturally, not every project you work on will...

5 Tips to Maximize Productivity and Minimize Burnout

5 Tips to Maximize Productivity and Minimize Burnout

Sometimes being a freelancer can feel like a curse. I’ve had more days than I care to remember where I just couldn’t get into a...

5 Must-have software subscriptions for any freelancer

5 Must-have software subscriptions for any freelancer

Freelancing can feel like a dream come true. You get the the joy of cubicle-free existence, the satisfaction of creating a happy, health workplace, and...

The one thing I wish I’d known before my first client 13 years ago

The one thing I wish I’d known before my first client 13 years ago

It’s truly amazing what getting knocked down 4,873 times can teach you. I mean honestly, if you knew how hard it would be to run a...

3 Marketing hacks I used to build a $5K/mo freelance business in 4 months

3 Marketing hacks I used to build a $5K/mo freelance business in 4 months

In April 2015, I got fired from my full-time job. By August, I had built a freelance writing business that was bringing in $5k+/month. I...

Can you make it as a full-time freelancer without any savings?

Can you make it as a full-time freelancer without any savings?

One of the first pieces of business advice you’ll hear is how it’s a good idea to save at least 6 months to a year...

The 9-point checklist for a client-getting portfolio website

The 9-point checklist for a client-getting portfolio website

Want more clients from your portfolio website? This checklist should help you get it up to speed – and help you grow. A lot of...

6 Tips to overcome fear and find your focus in business

6 Tips to overcome fear and find your focus in business

I remember my first freelance client and even my first job interview. I was nervous. I was scared. I didn’t want to fail. We’ve all felt...

5 Tools for creating & managing freelance contracts

5 Tools for creating & managing freelance contracts

We talk a lot about freelance contracts at Millo, because it’s a vital part of your success as a freelancer. Depending on where you live,...

How to handle clients who are mad at “extra” costs

How to handle clients who are mad at “extra” costs

To you and me – it’s pretty simple: If I have to spend extra time on a project — because you want to add something...

How your office’s design and decor can win or lose clients

How your office’s design and decor can win or lose clients

As a freelancer, just being good at your job is not a guarantee for getting clients. Sooner or later, we all realize that it takes...

How to ask for referrals from your existing clients

How to ask for referrals from your existing clients

Referrals from existing clients are one of the most effective ways to generate new business. This is true across industries and business models. It is...

Client onboarding: How I turn 90% of prospects into paying customers

Client onboarding: How I turn 90% of prospects into paying customers

One of the most important things in getting steady work is having a set client onboarding process that will transform potential customers into paying clients....

14 Freelancing mistakes you might be guilty of

14 Freelancing mistakes you might be guilty of

This article contains a list of common mistakes that freelancers make. If you enjoy this article you may also want to read “10 Steps to...

Bad, Crazy Clients Will Make You Rich

Bad, Crazy Clients Will Make You Rich

Sounds crazy, right? But looking back, I can attribute any and all success I’ve had to what the title of this post is saying. Bad,...

How to write blog posts that actually attract new clients

How to write blog posts that actually attract new clients

In the awesome Millo Mastermind Facebook group I’ve seen this question pop up about half a dozen times now. So I thought I’d answer it...

How to position your creative business (and yourself) for success

How to position your creative business (and yourself) for success

When asked about their success, a lot of entrepreneurs respond with, “well, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.”...

6 Steps to targeting your ideal client online

6 Steps to targeting your ideal client online

With so much activity happening on the web these days, reaching out to your target audience isn’t easy. You have to compete against many who...

Artist vs. Entrepreneur: When should you wear each hat?

Artist vs. Entrepreneur: When should you wear each hat?

You know in cartoons or movies when the main character is trying to make a decision and there’s a little angel and devil perched on...

My 10 freelance business goals + tips for setting yours

My 10 freelance business goals + tips for setting yours

Your design business will DIE without solid goals, because without a goal in mind, you have no basis for where to begin or what path...

Should freelancers work directly with clients or hire a middle man?

Should freelancers work directly with clients or hire a middle man?

Some may call it the lazy way to freelance, but I like to think of it as a way to focus your time on the...

What I learned from getting designer bids and being the client

What I learned from getting designer bids and being the client

Recently, we redesigned the Millo logo with the help of Dina Rodriquez at Letter Shoppe. (Stay tuned for the final logo reveal + lots of...