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Six Ways to Make Your Business Card Work to Your Advantage

By John Torre | May 17, 2018

The business card is an invaluable tool for networking in the business world… if you know how to use them. They remain the most universal and simple means of exchanging professional information, and can be the first step in building profitable relationships. Here’s how to use them…

Personal Finance: How to Increase Your Freelance Income Through Incremental Surges

By William Ballard | May 14, 2018

Managing money when you are a freelancer has some added complexity, since you don’t necessarily make the same amount of income each month. In this article, you’ll find a roadmap for building your income and your financial security over time.

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Seven Ways to Gain Better Sales Credibility

By John Forde | May 10, 2018

When you sit down with a prospect in hopes of closing a project, a lot rides on your personal sales credibility. Focus on the needs and wants of your prospective client by custom-tailoring your presentation to meet the company’s needs.

The Single Most Critical — and Common — Mistake in Getting Clients

By Michele Peterson | April 25, 2018

Eighty percent of freelance writers make a critical mistake when it comes to landing clients — they don’t practice good client follow up. Inside you’ll learn how to set up a follow up system that is friendly and provides value… and helps land you more clients.

Build the Relationship and Build Your Success

By James Hippen | April 18, 2018

Building relationships with clients and prospects is one of the easiest and most natural ways to keep business flowing your way. But we’ve all had that moment where we aren’t sure how to take the first step or we aren’t certain how to move things forward. This will help.

Six Tips for Communicating with Clients on a Project

By John Torre | March 29, 2018

Every client is different. They have different ideas about how a project will go and different preferences when it comes to communication. Here you’ll find six tips that will help you when communicating with clients, so everything goes smoothly.

3 Surprising Benefits of Being Your Own Best Client

By Michele Peterson | March 14, 2018

It’s easier to trust someone who actually walks the walk of whatever they do instead of just talking the talk. If they’ve successfully done what they’re promising to help you with, you’re more apt to believe they can get results for you, too. It’s the same with web writing. By treating yourself as your own best client, you can show your prospects you walk the walk.

Becoming the Boss: Critical Management Tips for Your Freelance Business

By Candice Lazar | February 14, 2018

When you transition from employment to freelancing full time, you become the boss. That means you need to manage your own time, handle your own paperwork, and land your own clients. Inside, you’ll find some management tips for freelancers that can help you enjoy a smooth transition into being the boss.