8 Tips to Help Sell Your Freelance Services: July Meeting Recap

“Is this prospect qualified to work with me? Am I qualified to work with them?” These are just two of the questions Nick Weynand prompted freelancers to ask themselves at our July Freelance Austin meeting. Weynand, who is the founder, president and strategy director at TradeMark Media, was armed with fascinating, field-proven insights on Selling Yourself: Persuasive Communications for the…

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Writing Proposals that Get the Job: Meeting Recap

They want a proposal and estimate. Tomorrow! How do you target what they need, versus what they say they want; get it in writing and put a price on it — without staying up all night? Vicki McCullough gave us the scoop on how to make it happen. Vicki develops proposals for the public and private sector as part of…

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Infographics — A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words: Meeting Recap

Infographics can simplify a complex idea — or thoroughly confuse your audience. We asked two talented visualizers to join us for a lively discussion of communicating with infographics. We got down to the nuts and bolts of this marketing must-have: the how’s the when’s and the go to’s Melissa Ek is the owner and creative director of ekMEDIA, a design and marketing studio…

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Learn to Brand — Helping Clients Realize their Visions: Meeting Recap

Can you effectively create your own brand and own it? We experimented with an innovative, self-guided approach created by Mami Serwaa, entrepreneur and branding expert. Her informal and relaxed style led the group through self-reflection and interactive branding activities to help us understand how to express ourselves and our business. Born with a gift for drawing, educated as an art director…

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To Your Health! What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act: Meeting Recap

Have you signed up to be covered by the Affordable [Health] Care Act?  This informative meeting was designed to give you what you need to know from an insurance pro who’s been in the Obamacare fray from the very beginning. We addressed all those burning questions that you needed answers to. Our speaker, Sarah Barajas has counseled C-level executives, small businesses and retirees…

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Top Freelancing Tips from Battle-Hardened Pros: Meeting Recap

Yes, running your own freelance/entrepreneurial communications business can be incredibly exciting, challenging, invigorating… and terrifying. Our attendees got some guidance from those who’ve been there, done that and lived to survive and thrive. A panel of Freelance Austin’s most experienced professional writers, web designers, social media experts and graphic designers kicked off our next meeting with tips for how to make…

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