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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…


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 DeserveI planned to make it self-study.

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


4 Steps to Freelance Success on LinkedIn

Steps to freelance success using LinkedIn

Business owners and agencies are finding freelancer John Espirian on LinkedIn, and hiring him for high-paying freelance projects. “I’ve noticed that clients who come to me via LinkedIn are willing to pay more for my services than those who find…


“Now I have more effective ways to reach my ideal clients.”

Like many freelancers, Joy Drohan used to market her business, Eco-Write, only when she had to—when things were slow. A seasoned freelance writer and editor in environmental and agricultural sciences, Joy was doing pretty well. But she had some slow periods, and wanted to have more choice about her freelance…


Why Gratitude is Good for Your Business, Your Happiness, and Your Health

grow your freelance business with gratitude

Lisa Baker, PhD, CMPP, is grateful for her freelance success this year. She’s showing her gratitude by sending her clients holiday cards and gifts and sending cards to key colleagues.

“I really appreciate all the people who’ve supported me—both as clients…


How a Client-Focused LinkedIn Profile Helps You Find Freelance Clients

How a Client-Focused LinkedIn Profile Helps You Find Freelance Clients About half of all freelancers (51%) who use LinkedIn are getting clients through the #1 business social network, according to How Freelancers 
Market their Services: 2017 Survey.

If you’re part…


How 3 Freelancers Found Success by Finding Time for Marketing

Make time for marketing to succeed in freelancingLike many freelancers, Joy Drohan used to market her business, Eco-Write, only when she had to—when things were slow. A seasoned freelance writer and editor in environmental and agricultural sciences, Joy was doing pretty well….


3 Industry Specialties, 1 Successful Freelance Business

industry specialties lead to freelance success

When Lindy Alexander began gearing up to freelance full time in 2016, she needed to build a business that could support her family. And she knew she couldn’t do this only with the feature writing she had been doing as…


Surviving a Freelance Disaster: What Happened When I Lost my Biggest Client

when disaster struck, I had to find more freelance clientsLosing my biggest client in 2016 was really tough. This client paid me well and gave me as much work as I wanted. The people I worked with treated me right and…