Business Basics

This site is designed for those who want to leave their cubicles and build real, substantial, and profitable businesses from their skills and interests. This includes things like whether or not you should incorporate, how to manage your business finances, and how to outsource projects to subcontractors. When it comes to the details of running your business, check here first.

Reality Blog: Use This Four-Step Process to Overcome Inexperience

When you’re starting out, feelings of inexperience can make you afraid to move forward. Find out how to overcome inexperience and get started as a writer. Hayley Michaels interviews Heather Robson, Christina Gillick, and Marianne Foscarini.

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Member Update: The Art of Collecting Ideas

Collecting ideas and organizing them gives you a powerful web-writing tool… the ability to approach your clients with new ideas for projects. Master this and you will always have worked lined up.

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5 Tips for Success at Bootcamp — or Any Other Conference

Whether you’re attending bootcamp or another conference, you have a big opportunity to connect with potential clients. Use these tips to get the most out of any live event you attend.

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Roving Report: How to Turn Good Clients Into Great Ones

Turn good clients into great ones. That’s the key to having your web-writing business begin to really take off. In this post you’ll get key ideas from Rebecca Matter on how to make it happen.

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5 Key Questions to Ask When Landing Your Next Social Media Client

Landing a new social media client can turn into a long-term relationship lasting months or even years. Get off on the right foot by asking these questions of your social media clients so you understand their goals and can deliver the best results.

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