When you decided to become a freelance web writer, you probably focused on things like a big income, scheduling freedom, and creative projects. Maybe you didn’t give much thought to things like getting organized, systemizing your marketing, or setting up a good accounting system. Boring! But to succeed you need a strong business structure and that means paying attention to the nuts and bolts.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “The death is in the details?” Of course you have. And no matter what project you undertake, at some point that phrase becomes true. At some point, you have to take the time to think about the details of what you’re doing. This week make a plan to tackle the details of your business, so they don’t become the death of you.
Recorded: July 15th, 2010
Rebecca Matter sits down to interview James Chartrand, successful copywriter and owner of Men with Pens. Find out how James got her start copywriting and her advice to online copywriters starting out in the industry.
It wasn’t so long ago in our country’s history when “branding” amounted to nothing more than burning a rancher’s proprietary symbol into the back end of a steer to show ownership. In today’s market building your brand is more complex and takes careful consideration, but the hard work can pay off big over time.
Most businesses that hire a freelance copywriter are honest and happy to pay you for your work. But occasionally you run into a situation that turns into a nightmare. John Torre shares his tips for heading off those situations, making sure that you aren’t taken advantage of as a freelance copywriter and that you get paid on time and as agreed.
In his recent webinar, Joshua Boswell shared some terrific strategies for quickly gaining new freelance clients. He didn’t mess around either — he was very direct and covered a huge amount of territory in a short period of time. Discover what he had to say about increasing your income, landing clients fast, and his answer to almost any challenge you might be having as a freelancer.
Benjamin Franklin once said that little expenses can sink a great ship. Check out these four money management tools that can help you track your finances, find ways to save, prevent over-spending, and take control of your financial future.
Investing in yourself and your business is not a choice. It’s a necessity. By investing, you’re taking a big step … a step that 95% of others will never take. It means you have the guts to move forward and actually make something happen. Discover some of the ways you can effectively invest in yourself.