How to establish your expertise as a freelancer in a saturated market

Freelance Expert
According to a recent estimate from Freelancers Union, there are over “42 million American independent workers.”

How are you supposed to stand out in such a saturated market?

What needs done for potential clients to see you as an expert in your line of work?

It’s not easy, but by no means is it hard either. Establishing yourself as an expert and standing out in a saturated market comes down to two things: finding your niche and branding around that specifically.

There’s a bit more to it, so let me elaborate. [Read more...]

7 Reasons why you can’t land new client work

Can't land new client work
“I reach out to so many clients but I can’t seem to land a project, and most of the time, I don’t even get a reply back. Why?!”

It’s a stressful feeling to not have any client work, and it’s frustrating when you can’t even get a reply back half the time from the clients you reach out to.

You’ve read many times that you should be reaching out to your prospective clients, so you do. You compile a list, you introduce yourself, and ask if there’s anything you can do to help.

What could you be doing wrong?

Struggling to find and land freelance work is a common issue for most freelancers. I’d like to share a few possible reasons why you may not be landing new clients. [Read more...]

How to start your freelance business while attending school

Freelancing while in school

Starting a freelance business at any age can be tough, and there are lots of factors to think about before getting started, though, starting a freelance business whilst at school is definitely one of the toughest things I’ve ever done.

In this post, you’ll learn exactly how to go about starting your freelance business whilst either at school, university, or any other educational institute. Even if you’re not attending school, you can still apply what I share to starting your own freelance business. So, without further ado, let’s begin!

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How to get your freelance website to work for you

How to build a freelance website
Do you really need a website for your freelance business? Are you unsure if it would really benefit what you do?

I’ve made thousands of dollars from product sales (averaging a little over a hundred dollars a month this year), and I haven’t had to do any hardcore cold-calling for client work in a long time – all thanks to my website.

Having your own website can do wonders for you if you apply the right strategy. For me, it’s more than just my portfolio. It’s my online home where I can share my thoughts, work, make connections, and promote the things I’m working on/selling. Using my own strategy of generating traffic then converting that traffic into something more, my website in turn works for me.

In this post I share the strategy behind my freelance graphic design website; why I designed it the way I did, what purpose it has, and how you can build your own freelance business website. [Read more...]

My 5 habits to help get more done

Getting things done
Quite often I get asked, “How are you able to get so much done with your time?”

I, more often than not, feel very overwhelmed with everything on my to-do list, yet, I somehow manage to accomplish what needs to get done. Some minor tasks do fall through the cracks, and unfortunately many of my own ideas get put on the backburner, but, I do manage to get things done.

So how do I get everything done?

Let me elaborate; here are my five habits that help me get more done with my time. [Read more...]