How to Break Up With a Client (Without Burning Bridges)

One of the benefits of being a freelancer is having the ability to walk away from a professional relationship that isn’t working. If you’re still new to freelancing, you may find yourself hesitant to end things with a client, but if working with them is causing you needless stress or requires more energy from you than the pay is worth,…

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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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Working with A Child at Home

It’s summer time, and the living is easy, right? But if you work from home, you may find yourself struggling to get your work done, with a kid or kiddos who are out of school and daycare around to distract you. If you are like me, your work—and therefore income—is unpredictable, which sometimes makes it difficult to plan and pay…

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Should You Call Yourself a Freelancer?

The word “freelance” is largely defined by what it’s not. A person who does freelance work doesn’t commit to one company or organization full time in exchange for a salary and benefits. Instead, freelancers work with a hodgepodge of different clients, providing services as needed on a temporary or part-time basis. Over one-third of workers in the United States have…

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The Art of Networking: How to Build Bridges, Not Burn Them

I wouldn’t call myself a “networking expert” and I would never pretend to sell myself to someone as a person who “connects” people. However, a lot of people have told me that I know a lot of people, I’m good at bringing people together and I’ve managed to create a rather large network in the past few years. I (maybe…

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The #1 Key to Conquering Procrastination

When you get sidetracked, do you think about how your lingering to-dos are not getting done because you’re too busy doing work for clients to work on your own business? Take a deep breath. You’re not alone. Business coach Sherry Lowry stumbled onto her theory of “Procrastination as Disguised Brilliance” over the years by observing the phenomenon in her own…

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