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How to find, hire, and work with a great accountant

How to find, hire, and work with a great accountant

It can be expensive to work with an accountant. Do you really need one? And what, beyond filing your tax return, should you use them...

14 Easy ways to protect your website from hackers

14 Easy ways to protect your website from hackers

In 2014, more than 100,000 WordPress sites were targeted in a DDOS attack. This means that these computers were purposefully infected with a Trojan virus,...

How to boost your clients’ revenue (and your own) with landing pages

How to boost your clients’ revenue (and your own) with landing pages

Landing pages are a relatively new type of a page in the web design landscape, that’s for sure. And in general, if you happen to...

How to negotiate with clients (or anyone) like a pro this year

How to negotiate with clients (or anyone) like a pro this year

Negotiations always give me the jitters. Am I proposing a fair deal? Am I about to get swindled? Should I look elsewhere? Am I going...

This is what it means to be a freelancer (that no one else will ever understand)

This is what it means to be a freelancer (that no one else will ever understand)

Walk into any business, and you can almost instantly spot the owner. It’s not always their clothes, either. Some dress with more authority, but that’s...

The best last-minute purchases for major tax savings next year as a freelancer

The best last-minute purchases for major tax savings next year as a freelancer

The end of the year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to save a little bit of cash next spring on...

How to avoid distractions when working from home

How to avoid distractions when working from home

Working from home has many perks: more time and money otherwise spent on commuting, flexible schedule, and an opportunity to combine work and family life....

6 Habits of Super Productive Freelancers

6 Habits of Super Productive Freelancers

There are many benefits to freelancing, including the ability to set your own hours and rid yourself of a long, boring, and expensive commute. (Forgot...

8 Quick tips to improve client relationships overnight

8 Quick tips to improve client relationships overnight

Y’know that guy – one of your peers who always seems to get the very best clients? He who: Never has a problem with late...

7 Ways to save startup costs (that I wish I did 10 years ago!)

7 Ways to save startup costs (that I wish I did 10 years ago!)

So you want to start a business? Or perhaps you just did? Are you mad? Bonkers? Insane? Lost your marbles? Quick, you still have time!...

How I built a freelance career while traveling the world

How I built a freelance career while traveling the world

For my entire life, I dreamed of travel. I dreamed of visiting far off lands, experiencing new cultures and doing something unconventional with my life....

How to build a stellar portfolio to land your very first freelance gig

How to build a stellar portfolio to land your very first freelance gig

Deciding to jump into freelancing is an awesome, scary, exciting rush of emotions. Unless you have money set aside, you’re probably still working your “regular”...

5 Awesome referral-generating email templates for freelancers

5 Awesome referral-generating email templates for freelancers

Asking for referrals can be pretty nerve-wracking. The good news: If you do it right, you only have to do it once (per client). That’s...

What NOT to say when promoting your freelance business on social media

What NOT to say when promoting your freelance business on social media

Social Media is notorious for being a hotbed for overly honest confessions, offensive rants, and embarrassing photos you don’t want your employer seeing. To an...

What I do when a web design client doesn’t pay me

What I do when a web design client doesn’t pay me

When it comes to getting paid, we run a pretty tight ship here at Web123, but it wasn’t always beer and skittles. A few years...

7 Signs you’re approaching business burnout & how to save yourself before it’s too late

7 Signs you’re approaching business burnout & how to save yourself before it’s too late

So the honeymoon phase is over with your freelance business huh? You’re starting to feel freelance burnout? Me too. I’ve been running my own business...

5 Fonts that will kill your design (and 5 great alternatives)

5 Fonts that will kill your design (and 5 great alternatives)

It seems like trends these days come to life and go to the grave in the time it takes to eat a sandwich. Designers have...

23 Cool Examples of Transparent Business Cards + Giveaway

23 Cool Examples of Transparent Business Cards + Giveaway

Remember when you were in college (maybe you still are) and you stressed to no end about your resume and portfolio? You were all about...

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Fear Design Outsourcing

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Fear Design Outsourcing

It seems I caused a little bit of a stir in my last post when I suggested you could potentially outsource some design tasks to...

How to stay motivated when solo business has got you in a rut

How to stay motivated when solo business has got you in a rut

Ever have one of those days (weeks?) where you just can’t seem to get yourself motivated? And I mean REALLY unmotivated, like nothing — not...

What to do if a client threatens you with a “bad review”

What to do if a client threatens you with a “bad review”

A few days ago, the phone rang at 10am. “Reliable! This is Lou,” my wife and business partner, Lou, said. (We run a design /...

8 Ways to build your business fast with $4 per day (the cost of a daily coffee)

8 Ways to build your business fast with $4 per day (the cost of a daily coffee)

If you’ve ever looked into personal finance, you’ve probably heard some sort of advice that sounds something like this: “If you saved $4 every day...

This client-getting tactic worked so well… I actually had to stop using it.

This client-getting tactic worked so well… I actually had to stop using it.

Last year I attended a digital marketing conference in San Fran. I had three objectives: Learn cool stuff I could use for my own businesses...

What kind of contract should I use for small or ongoing projects?

What kind of contract should I use for small or ongoing projects?

Have you ever struggled to write a contract for ongoing work? You’re not alone. One Millo reader commented: Love the article you posted today about freelance...