Freelance Success Blog

Practical advice and inspiration, and freelance success stories

3 Ways Volunteering for Professional Associations Helps Freelancers Succeed

Volunteering for professional associations helps freelancers get clients, build skills, and get support.

Since 1997, Melissa Bogen, ELS has built her freelance medical editing business on one key thing: referrals from colleagues in the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). Melissa knows that clients want to…

How Other Freelancers Can Help You Grow Your Freelance Business and Feel Less Lonely

Other freelancers can give you practical advice, support, and referrals to help you build your freelance business.

When Erin L. Boyle launched her full-time freelance business, she had been specializing in medical communications for 15 years and had held several management positions. So Erin was confident about…

6 Ways to Keep Freelance Success from Slipping through your Fingers

Keep freelance success from slipping through your fingers and create the future you want by focusing on your goals for your freelance business.

Every freelancer can build a stable, successful freelance business. That’s the good news. But you have to work for your success. That’s the…

Want More Steady, High-Paying Clients? Find Some Freelance Friends

Making other freelancers your best friends instead of your competitors helps you get more referrals and succeed in freelancing.

Freelance writers Kristin Harper, PhD, MPH, ELS and Mia DeFino, MS, ELS met at the annual conference of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) in 2016. Kristin, owner of Harper…

Goal Setting for Freelancers: How to Focus on What Matters Most in 2019

Setting a 2019 goal for your freelance business will help you focus on what matter most and create the future you want.

You probably know that you should have a 2019 goal for your freelance business. But there are so many other things that you need to…

What Really Happens When You Follow Up with Clients

Win more clients with follow up.With just a few minutes of follow up per client, freelance writer and editor Joy Drohan got 6 new clients. Freelance writer Brandon May did the same thing—and got 3 new clients. Joy and Brandon have found a simple way to…


Why Clients Need Freelancers They Can Trust

It’s been 11 years since Keith D’Oria and I worked together. But when Keith was looking for freelance help for his new company, he contacted me—because he trusted me. “Having worked with Lori in the past with much success, I decided to ‘go back to the well’ and work with someone who…


How to Make More Money Freelancing Without Any Marketing

Get more freelance gigs and more referrals by doing more than expected on every freelance project.

Finding and attracting new clients—marketing—is hard for most freelancers. It’s a lot easier to get more freelance work from your current…


Win More Clients with a Remarkable Home Page

Win More Clients with a Remarkable Home Page Your home page can quickly convert prospects into clients—if you capture and keep their attention with a remarkable home page. But if your home page is ordinary or bad, you’ll never have a chance to…


Awesome Web Content to Attract Bigger, Better Freelance Clients

awesome web content helps freelancers get clientsAwesome web content sets you apart from other freelancers and persuades high-paying clients to choose you. It helps you attract bigger, better clients, and build a stable, successful freelance business.

Every freelancer can develop awesome web content. It just takes…