Freelance Success Blog

Practical advice and inspiration, and freelance success stories

How to Get Back on Track with Your 2018 SMART Goal

how to achieve your SMART goalIf you’re like most people, by now you’ve fallen behind on your 2018 goal for your freelance business. Just 8% of people who set New Year’s goals achieve them, according to Statistic Brain. One month after setting a goal, 58.4%…


Are You an Ambivert? The Little-Known Personality Type that Makes Freelance Success Easier

Many freelancers are ambiverts, not introverts.I used to be an introvert. When I was a kid, I was so shy that I would hide behind my mom when people came to visit us—even people who I knew. I like to be around people, but I don’t…


Feel Like a Fraud? 9 Ways to Cure Imposter Syndrome

Many freelancers have imposter syndromeIf you feel like a fraud, and worry that soon everyone will know that you’re not good enough, you’re in good company. John Steinbeck, Jodie Foster, Sheryl Sandberg, and Tom Hanks have all felt like imposters. There’s even a name for this: Imposter…


How Positive Thinking Makes Freelance Success Easier

positive thinking makes freelance success easier“Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know,” says H. Jackson Brown, Jr. in Life’s Little Instruction Book, the #1 New York Times bestseller. That’s great advice for all of us. Positive thinking is especially important for freelancers, because we have more than…


6 Strategies for Success for Freelance Writer Brandon May

Learn how Brandon May is succeeding in freelance writing

When Brandon May started his freelance writing business in 2015, he was like most freelancers and didn’t know much about marketing. “I was vaguely aware of how freelancers received business,” he says.

But instead of struggling…


4 Ways to Develop the Growth Mindset that Leads to Freelance Success

A growth mindset helps freelancers succeed

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right,” said Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. Ford could have been a farmer like his father. Instead, he used his growth mindset to transform cars from a novelty that few people…


Direct Email: The Awesome Way that 4 Freelancers Got 12 Clients

Direct email helps freelancers succeed

Do you use direct email? Many freelancers don’t know about this awesome way to get high-paying clients, or know about it but think it’s too pushy. But when done right, direct email helps you find and get high-paying clients.

Just ask freelancers Kathleen Labonge, Brandon May,…


Confessions of a Reluctant Coach: 4 Lessons from Coaching Freelancers

Coaching helps freelancers succeed.I’ve got a confession to make: I never wanted to be a coach. When I started developing my online course, Finding the Freelance Clients You Deserve,I planned to make it self-study.

You see, I didn’t think I could be nice enough to be a…


9 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting the Clients You Deserve

When freelancers stop procrastinating they can start getting the clients they deserveIt’s easy to put off or postpone doing things that you know are important to freelance success. And the more you procrastinate, the harder it is to get started.

Marketing…


10 Things Every Freelance Website Needs to Attract High-Paying Clients

Your freelance website can help you attract high-paying clientsClients today expect freelancers to have websites. Done right—with content that’s compelling and a design that’s clean and clear—your freelance website will attract more high-paying clients.

Your website will also make getting high-paying clients easier, because it…