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How to Banish Isolation and Boost Your Income Through Community

Growing up as an only child, I spent a considerable amount of time by myself, playing alone. Now, I don’t say that to get sympathy… That experience gave me the wonderful ability to never be bored (even before smartphones came to occupy even the briefest...

What is #FREECON Really Like?

It was September 2017. I remember it fondly. It was my first time visiting Austin, and my first time attending #FREECON. Wait. #FREECON. Who knew there was a national freelance conference? I certainly didn’t. Until I randomly came across the account on Twitter. Why...

My #1 Success Tool

I’ve run freelance businesses since 1992 … and I LOVE to try out new tech tools for my business (maybe a little too much)! Although I have put together a pretty impressive technology stack that manages a lot of my business, I still wouldn’t say any...

How to squash scope creep

If you’ve been freelancing for more than a day or two, you’ve probably experienced scope creep (or at least attempted scope creep). It looks something like this: [Phone rings; it’s your client] You: Hello? Client: Hey, Karen. I was up in the middle of the night...

#FBW Welcome: An Interview with Corpus Christi Coordinators

May, and Freelance Business Week (#FBW) will be here faster than we realize, which means … it’s time to meet our first city coordinators – Liza Wisner and Lauren Lavender from Corpus Christi!  I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Liza...

5 tips for a high-converting freelance portfolio

As a freelancer, your portfolio is one of your biggest opportunities to grow sales and bring in new clients. But I’m constantly shocked by how many freelancers tell me they’re embarrassed by their portfolio at the moment. And I can’t begin to tell you how many...

How to get your clients to pay their invoices in full & on time

When you’re finally finished with a project, you’re ready to collect the final payment. But some clients never want to pay their invoices on time. While that may not be a big deal for someone working at a giant company with an accounts receivable department, as a...

#FREECON Launches FREELANCE BUSINESS WEEK!

The Freelance Conference, aka #FREECON, is launching a local version of the event into multiple cities this year starting with Miami, Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas (with Los Angeles set for spring of 2020). These events will be called FREELANCE BUSINESS WEEK (#FBW)...

5 unexpected ways to boost your profit margin with upsells

Almost every newbie freelancer goes through it… First, you tell your friends and family that you’re available for hire. Then you search dozens of freelance jobs sites. You go to local networking events, you partner with local agencies. And you’re either...