Should you ever close out a job, refund all the money, and let the client go?
Of course, the answer is: it depends….
I've been on Upwork for many years at this point in time, and I've had lots and lots of clients, but only recently did I even hit the 100% job success score mark.
There’s a saying- new level, new devil. It’s true. I’m sorry, there’s no fast pass where you never encounter challenges ever again.
Today on the blog at Six Figure Writing Secrets, I’m going to answer a question I see all the time - Can anyone become a freelance writer? My response might be a little bit controversial, but it’s because I take this business very seriously.
Being a virtual assistant online is one of the easiest ways to transition into online work because you probably already have some experience in your background, whether it's in a job, in a volunteer capacity, or in running your own business at some other point in your life that can easily transition you into being a VA. But one of the most common questions people ask is, “If I've never had any office-related experience, can I become a virtual assistant?”
Today on Six Figure Writing Secrets I am answering a reader question: Do you need a bachelor’s degree to be successful as a freelance writer?
Hey there! Time for your outsourcing tip of the week. This is an easy one. Many people hesitate about hiring their first virtual assistant because they think, I don’t have the money for that, I don’t have the time to train this person. It’s actually valuable, though, to view that person as an investment rather than as an expense.
Today I'm here to chat with you about the number one person you need to scale your business. If you're the solopreneur who's still wearing 25 different hats and doing everything, hiring this person is an important step in growing your business.
Curious about what a freelance editor actually does? The truth is that you'll hear the term applied to many different types of roles and levels of depth that the editor is going into to complete the work.
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.
This post is going to be helpful whether you are a new freelancer or if you have been at this for a while. I am going to dive into all of the psychological and business tactics I have learned, experimented with and proven over years of being in business and marketing many different types of freelance projects.
Hi, I’m Laura!
You’ll find all my best advice about building a fulfilling and sustainable business here. It’s where I’ll give you all the juicy details about building a strong digital team or using project management to stay on top of tasks.