Freelance Success Blog

Practical advice and inspiration, and freelance success stories

LinkedIn: 5 Changes that Freelancers Need to Know About

Freelancers need to know about the 5 changes to LinkedInNoticed anything different on LinkedIn lately? You may or may not have seen some of the changes LinkedIn has made. LinkedIn rolls out changes to some people first and gradually expands them to everyone…


Freelance Pie (Work): Is There Enough for All of Us?

get more freelance workIf you help other freelancers, will there be less freelance pie—clients and projects—for you? Some freelancers think so. Steven Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, calls this the scarcity mentality (or mindset). “People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything…


Resilience: How to Bounce Back and Succeed in Freelancing

Resilience helps freelancers bounce back from setbacks and succeed in freelancing.Navy SEALs and freelancers don’t seem to have much in common. But if setbacks and adversity make you want to hide under your desk instead of motivating you to be more…


How to Attract Your Ideal Freelance Clients

How to attract your ideal freelance clientsIdeal clients pay freelancers well, give us steady work that we enjoy, and treat us with respect. And when we work with our ideal clients, we do better work and are happier—and this attracts more ideal clients.

So how do…


3 Easy Ways to Get More Freelance Work this Summer

get more freelance work this summerSummer vacations are an untapped opportunity to get more freelance work. When freelancers, and employees at client organizations, go on vacation in the summer, the work still needs to get done. Some freelancers also like to work less in the summer—giving…


16 Trustworthy Sources of Advice for Freelancers

best advice for high-income freelancingAre you’re overwhelmed by all of the advice out there? Unsure about what works best for freelancers and what doesn’t apply to us? Tired of experts who make promises that seem too good to be true?

The good news is that there’s never been…


Social Selling: Does it Work for Freelancers?

Does social selling on LinkedIn work for freelancers?After hearing and reading about social selling on LinkedIn for years, and taking a webinar by Wall Street Journal best-selling author Josh Turner, I decided to give it a try. Turner is the author of Connect,…


6 Tips on Increasing Your Luck as a Freelancer

As a freelancer, you can create your own luck.Lindy Alexander made more than $100,000 in her first 11 months of full-time freelancing. When she realized how well she was doing and how much she had learned, Lindy felt lucky. But Lindy’s luck didn’t…


11 Steps to Creating an E-Newsletter to Get Better Clients with Less Work

e-newsletterWant better clients without having to “sell yourself” or put in lots of time and effort? Create an e-newsletter. An e-newsletter helps you get top-of-mind awareness for your freelance business. And top-of-mind awareness means that clients and prospects will think of you first when they need a freelancer and colleagues will…


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%…