Why creatives should think twice before hiring

Why creatives should think twice before hiring

When I tell people about my successful web design business, I often get the same response. 

“Why don’t you hire employees so you don’t have to do as much of the work?”

My hopes are that this article can serve as a warning sign to those who are considering hiring employees your creative business.

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Where freelancers should focus their time when getting started

Where freelancers should focus their time when getting started

One of the biggest questions I get from aspiring creative freelancers is that they don't know where they should be focusing their time.

My goal with this post is to share with you how you should be spending your time and what you should be focusing on when starting up a new freelancing career.

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The secret to building a steady freelance income

The secret to building a steady freelance income

One of the biggest struggles for many freelancers is building a steady income. There is always this constant fear of not knowing wear the next job is coming from, and that drives many freelancers either crazy or bankrupt. 

It doesn't have to be that way. 

In this post I will give you some simple strategies and tactics that can help you build a steady pipeline of clients and flow of income for your freelance business.

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The unconventional pricing strategy that tripled my income

The unconventional pricing strategy that tripled my income

One of the biggest problems for creatives is figuring out how much do I charge?

In this post I am going to break down the traditional guidance about pricing and teach you a non-conventional pricing strategy that will rock your bank account.

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How to write proposals and actually win them

How to write proposals and actually win them

A few months ago I adopted a new proposal system and I have been astonished by the results.

I am closing twice as many clients and at higher budgets than ever before. 

In this post I outlined the proposal process in it's entiretey and also include an example proposal for reference 

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How to make sales not feel sleazy

How to make sales not feel sleazy

For many creatives, sales can feel sleazy. 

For others, they simply don't know what to do and botch every potential sale they come across.

In this post, I am going to cover a sales technique that is extremely easy to learn and that will help you turn sales from something intimidating, to something fun. 

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The Freelancers Guide to Online Marketing

The Freelancers Guide to Online Marketing

Many people get completely overwhelmed when they try to learn online marketing.

The truth is, online marketing for freelancers is extremely simple. 

In this post, I am going to teach you a simple online marketing strategy that will generate an endless supply of new leads. 

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3 must read resources for aspiring world travelers

3 must read resources for aspiring world travelers

There is a lot of talk these days about building a career or company that you can run from anywhere.

The idea of designing your life so that you can travel now, instead of waiting for years until you retire is quite an appealing one. 

Yet many people completely overcomplicate the matter.

It is easier than you think and in this post I share three resources that helped get me in the mindset .

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How I generated $12,030 with cold e-mailing

How I generated $12,030 with cold e-mailing

In the first seven months of my freelance career, I managed to close $12,030 of business from a few batches of cold e-mails.

In my past creative ventures, I have landed deals with Fortune 500 clients that have stemmed from cold e-mails. 

My goal with this post is to share with you the methods and tactics behind how to actually land clients through cold e-mailing.

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How to create case studies that turn prospects into paying customers

How to create case studies that turn prospects into paying customers

One of the most powerful way to increase your chances of turning prospects into customers is to create convincing case studies.

Yet many creatives don't ever create case studies, and often those that do approach them the wrong way. 

The goal with this blog post is to explain the proper way to create case studies that will convert prospects into customers.

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How to choose (or not choose) your freelance niche

How to choose (or not choose) your freelance niche

One of the biggest problems that I see many creatives face is this decision of what skills that they should market.

This problem is stopping many creative's in their track, before they ever even get started.

My goal with this post is to teach you how to choose what skills you should be marketing and then help you position yourself accordingly.

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The two building blocks of any successful creative career

The two building blocks of any successful creative career

At the core of any creative career are two essential building blocks. 

These building blocks determine everything else about a creatives ability to succeed, work on interesting projects, and make a good living from their craft.

Yet many early stage creative's don't spend enough time on these two essentials.

My goal with this post is to explain to you the two building blocks behind every successful creative career and teach methods on how you can improve them.

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How to make $1,000+ per week on Upwork

How to make $1,000+ per week on Upwork

Many creatives look down on the outsourcing platform Upwork. I know when I started my freelance career, I did as well.

Yet with Upwork, you also have the ability to use their marketplace to jumpstart your career and provide a continual flow of projects for your freelancing business.

Early on, I began landing small projects of a few hundred dollars at a time, and within a few weeks I was generating $1,000-$1,300 per week just on oDesk. 

My goal with this post is to teach you the basics of how to get up and running on Upwork, and how to quickly get to a point where you are generating over $1,000 per week. 

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Announcing The Creative's Guide to Launching Your Career

Announcing The Creative's Guide to Launching Your Career

Today I am excited to announce The Creative's Guide to Launching Your Career: Do what you love, work for yourself and grow your income

This guide has been in the works for a few months now and I am excited about finally announcing it to the world.

My goal with this post is to share who this guide is for, the purpose of the guide and how it can help you in your life. 

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