How to Generate Consistent Freelance Work Without Chasing After Clients

Stop Chasing After Clients to Find Freelance Work

Are you struggling to find clients consistently?

Let me guess: since you started freelancing, you’ve experimented with nearly every method of finding clients. You’ve poured hours into job sites, cold-emailing potential clients every day, walking into offices, passing out your business cards – you’ve tried it all at least once.

It’s hard work trying to make it on your own, and it takes a lot of hustle.

Word of mouth and cold-emailing may be the most effective methods of finding clients when you’re starting out, but they never guarantee work. If anything, it’s a lot of wasted time that leads to dead-ends or no replies.

What if rather than spending hours a day chasing after clients, they came to you?

Now that’s the dream. The good news?

It’s 100% possible for you to be in that position: to have clients come to you for work rather than chase after them.

How do I know this? Because I did it.

Today, I’m going to share my experience with you and how you can follow the same steps I took to transform your freelance business. Be open-minded and take action on what you’re about to read – for the sake of your freelance career. [Read more…]

The Importance of Values

Importance-of-Values
Running a freelance business doesn’t have to be so black and white, and you don’t have to operate like a corporation or brick and mortar agency to make good money. There’s a misconception that freelancers are more susceptible to being taken advantage of by the client. This can be true, but only by your own decision to be taken advantage of.

There’s power to being a freelancer. You have very little overhead giving you complete control of how you operate your business; how you price your projects, who you work with, and how you go about doing your work. This gives you the ability to be perceived the way you want.

No longer should you present yourself as the humble creative that can design a logo for $400. And if you’re thinking, “Woah—Charging $400 for a logo? That’s a lot!” Then this post is for you. [Read more…]

10 Tips to Become a Better, More Successful Freelancer

Freelance Success Tips
As a freelancer you’re your own boss, and that entails a lot of mundane tasks that require good judgement on how you go about doing things.

Some of these tips are going to appear as common sense, but they may be the reminder you need to refine your work process. I hope you’re able to pick some value in these tips, no matter where you’re at with your freelance career. [Read more…]

4 Principles That Will Save Your Failing Freelance Business

4 Principles of Freelancing
Has your monthly revenue been slowly decreasing? How about client work – is it sparse? Do you feel like as a result of your freelance business flatlining, you’re going into radio silence mode? As a freelancer it’s embarrassing to acknowledge when you’re struggling. Sometimes you’d rather lay in bed than to face the world.

Trust me, I’ve been there myself many times. When I started freelancing full-time back in 2011 I only grossed around $10,000. That’s not a livable income if you plan on having a mortgage or a family to care for one day. It was my first year freelancing and I was scared that I wasn’t going to be able to pull it off. I had no idea what I was doing, or how I’d get out of the feast or famine cycle. [Read more…]

Preparing Your Freelance Business For The New Year

Preparing Your Freelance Business For The New Year
The end of the year is approaching and it has come time to take a look at how far we’ve come, what experiences we’ve had, and how we can improve ourselves to better prepare for the new year.

In the final months of the year, I myself like to do an in-depth review of my freelance business. I break this process up into four steps:

  1. Review my freelance business and online presence
  2. Revise my freelance business plan
  3. Compile a to-do list based on the review
  4. Plan a fresh content strategy

I make my end of the year review a main priority. I try and wrap up what projects I can and take a one month break from creating content so I can focus on preparing my success for the new year. This way I have no distractions or excuses for when it comes to completing the massive to-do list I’m about to create for myself.

Now, let me go over the finer details for each step above. Follow along, and most importantly, take what notes you need so you can put what I have to share to use. None of what I share will matter if you don’t take action! [Read more…]