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Author: Glenn

Raising Your Freelance Rates and Managing Tough Clients

Not having a boss – especially and incompetent one – breathe down your neck all the time is definitely one of the top perks of being a freelancer. But this doesn’t mean life as an independent worker doesn’t have its difficulties. On the contrary. Less like this… Sometimes feels like this… Our goal today, is to make your life more like the top picture. Ready to get started? As opposed to having a traditional job, freelancing entails collaborating with different clients on several projects. Usually at the same time. And this is not a problem in itself. By no...

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How to Manage and Keep Freelance Clients

Communication, communication, communication. In fact, if I had just 5 seconds to live and I was to reveal to you the secret to managing clients as a freelancer, it would simply be: Learn how to communicate properly. …OK, I’m still here, so let’s unpack this a little more. If you have good communication skills – and your clients have them too – you will have little to no trouble in your career as a freelancer. This includes being straightforward when deciding the terms and pricing of a contract. What exactly do your rates include? What don’t they include? What...

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Finding Your First Freelancing Client, and Keeping Them

There’s a lot more to being a freelancer than waking up at 10AM every day, making a hearty breakfast, brewing some good coffee, and typing your way to success on your laptop while you’re still in your pajamas. …Not! In fact, since becoming a freelancer I’ve woken up earlier than I have ever before. Why? Because my fate is in my own hands. Waking up even one hour earlier gives me an extra 5 hours per week. Think of how productive you could be with an extra 5 hours! But, as easy as it sounds sometimes, things don’t always go...

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Where to Find Freelance Work: The Best Marketplace Tactics

Finding freelance work is by far one of the most challenging parts of being self-employed. A quick Google search will yield an almost endless list of results. As freelancers, we need all of the tools we can get when trying to find work online. You’ve chosen your freelance niche and are ready to start finding freelance work. But how? Freelancing platforms now provide literally millions of work opportunities in virtually every field you can possibly imagine. Consider the largest of the group, Upwork, pays out a billion dollars every year to its army of freelancers. But Upwork is only the beginning of the freelancing...

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