When I first started out as a freelancer, I never really considered the ideal number of clients for my workload. In fact, for most new freelancers, it’s a case of saying “yes please” to any and all clients. But if you don’t want to be under-earning or over-working, considering your ideal basket of clients is … More What Is the Ideal Amount of Freelance Clients?
As a freelancer, clients are your lifeblood. But when you unknowingly take on a difficult client, they can drain the life out of you—sapping your time, energy, and enthusiasm. To avoid these nightmare situations, it’s better to weed out bad clients before you start working with them. So, when and how do you spot a … More How to Spot and Avoid Difficult Clients
Whether you’re a new freelancer or a well-established one, you’ll most likely encounter feedback from clients. Find out how to deal with negative, rude, and unfounded feedback to avoid getting frustrated or down-heartened – and how to use positive feedback to improve. … More How to Deal with Feedback As a Freelancer
With an impending Brexit meaning that employers aren’t committing to permanent hires, many candidates are considering freelancing as a stop-gap between jobs or because they’re struggling to find the right employed job for them. But the question weighing on many minds is: will freelancing will affect my ability to gain a traditional job? Are employers … More Does Freelancing Affect Your Employability?
Over the past few weeks, I’ve talked about the importance of developing a strong freelance network. However, as many freelancers work from home, it’s easy to forget how to talk to people face to face. Especially when most of your client interactions are done via email, phone, or Skype. So today, I’ll let you in … More 8 Networking Tips for Freelancers
Last week, I talked about the importance of networking as a freelancer, which isn’t a topic that many freelancers necessarily think about—being lone workers and independent spirits. However, studies show that freelancing can be lonely, so networking offers the perfect opportunity to get out, meet new people, and develop useful contacts. Today, we’ll look at … More How to Start Building a Freelance Network
As a freelancer, a happy client means a happy freelance life. You want your clients to be happy so they pay you on time, leave you a great review, come back for return business, and recommend you to others. But how do you keep your clients happy? Today, we’ll look at the entire process of … More How to Keep Your Freelance Clients Happy
As a freelancer, there are numerous places to find potential clients. But often, we find one place or method and stick to it, which limits our chances to find new and different clients. So today, I’ll let you in on ten places that you can find freelance clients. Some you’ve no doubt tried—others perhaps not. … More 10 Places to Find Freelance Clients
When I first started out as a freelancer, I didn’t think much (if anything) about networking. I didn’t have a network and I didn’t network at all. It didn’t feel like I had time between trying to find clients, establish myself as a freelancer, and get a decent work-life balance. But over time, I realised … More Networking for Freelancers
When you work for a company, you get a yearly appraisal or performance review. You sit down with your boss and assess how well you met last year’s goals, then you set goals for the upcoming year. But as a freelancer, you are your boss—meaning you need to do your own evaluation. So, how do … More How Can a Freelancer Evaluate Their Performance?