Community Challenge: A Week of Hustle

Week of Hustle
You have big goals for your freelance career, but clients need help, emails need responded to, and life in general may be weighing you down.

Days slip by which may lead to months without progress made on the things you enjoy doing. This is a problem. You’re trying to get somewhere, you’re trying to grow your freelance business, but you’re stuck.

I work full-time on client projects, I strive to write and publish an article at least once a week, and I’m in the process of buying my first home. (You get the picture.) We all have goals and dreams, so I want to try something with you.

I propose we have a week of hustle! [Read more...]

How to set your freelance rates and never get ripped off again

Freelance hourly rate
Figuring out how to price your freelance services is tough. Especially if you’re just getting started. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there and the topic itself can be daunting.

I’m focused on helping other freelancers be successful, so in this post I share what I know about freelance pricing and how to ensure that you get paid every single time. [Read more...]

How a mastermind group can take your freelancing to the next level

How To Start a Freelance Mastermind Group
Freelancing can be very lonely. It’s highly likely that, early in your freelance career, no one in your social circles is running a business or even doing the same sort of work you do. This makes it hard to know whether the hundreds of little decisions and the two or three bigger decisions you make in an average week are good ones.

This is how I started out. I was on an island, doing my best to move my business in the right direction and having no clue which direction that was or how to get there. Things started getting better as I began doing more face-to-face networking with other entrepreneurs and business owners, but what really changed the way I work was joining my first mastermind group. [Read more...]

8 Ways to avoid freelance burnout

How To Avoid Freelance Burnout
Do you ever feel like you’re overworking and overextending yourself to the point of exhaustion? The feeling of stretching yourself so thin that you can’t get ahead of your current workload?

Freelancers are at high risk of getting burnt out. It leads to lack of motivation and creative block, which in turn, hinder your work. It’s awful!

You can’t afford to get burnt out, especially when your entire business relies solely on you. In this post I’d like to share eight ways to avoid freelance burnout. [Read more...]

How to find clients & market your freelance business – The Ultimate Guide

How to find freelance clients
Finding clients and marketing yourself… it’s the biggest struggle for most freelancers.

If you’re just getting started then chances are you have no idea how to find new clients or get your name out there in front of the right people.

While the task of finding clients and marketing your freelance business can seem daunting, it’s not all that difficult. The clients are there, you just have to develop the right plan, figure out what works for you, and stick with it.

In this post I’ll share how to find your first client, how to turn completed work into referrals, I’ll give you some marketing ideas, and more! So if you’re ready to build a steady client base, then you should continue reading! [Read more...]