Posts in Freelancing
What You Should Know About the Freelance Slow Season in August

Is your business mostly relying on one-off jobs and not retainers yet? Are you feeling like no one is posting jobs on Upwork or out there in August? If so, you’re totally normal. Most people don’t realize until they’ve been in business for some time that August can be a bit of a quiet time. There’s a lot of reasons for this, but I don’t see any sense in trying to throw spaghetti at the wall when all the numbers show that it’s not worth your time to market during this period.

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Should You Niche as a Freelancer?

Many of you know that I have a pretty solid niche that I work in quite often but I also take projects outside of my niche and I coach freelancers, beginners and those working to get to the six-figure level. You can go either way, being a generalist or being really specialized in a niche. In this post, I’m going to explain what a niche is, the pros and cons of niching as a freelancer, why it can be helpful to start as a generalist before moving into a niche, and my three part winning formula for choosing your ideal niche.

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What is Batch Work? How Does it Work for Freelancers?

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite tips and tricks for making sure you keep track of everything without exhausting yourself. Decision fatigue and mental exhaustion are really common with entrepreneurs and freelancers because of how many decisions, choices and strategy calls you have to make over the course of a given day.

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Avoid this Freelance Marketing Mistake - Don't Say You'll Negotiate Right Away

Today I want to touch on something that drives me crazy when other people say they'll do it, even freelancers that I'm thinking about hiring - when you're in the initial contact with a prospective client and you mention upfront that you're willing to negotiate. This is a critical mistake that causes people to question your value immediately.

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Should You Trust a Freelance Mentor Who is No Longer Freelancing?

In this week's post, I'm going to address whether or not it makes sense to trust a freelance mentor who is no longer freelancing. This is actually one of my pet peeves in the freelance economy with freelance coaches and course creators. There's nothing wrong with transitioning out of a freelance career and working with products, courses and coaching packages for freelancers. However, there can be a real danger to those freelancers if they are not aware of the fact that this person is no longer active in the freelance marketplace.

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Beware "Freelance" Clients Treating You Like an Employee

Have you ever had a client that pushed your personal boundaries big time? 

In the U.S., it is illegal for someone to hire you as an independent contractor (i.e. you signed a W9 and are being given a 1099 each year) and then treat you like an employee.

While it might seem like there are clear lines because you call someone a freelancer or contractor, this post draws your attention to instances where the lines might not be so clear.

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