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How Professional Associations Make it Easy for Freelancers to Get High-Paying Clients

Professional associations make it easy for freelancers to get high-paying clientsDo you belong to professional associations? If you do, are you active in your professional associations? The answer to both of these questions should be Yes!—because professional associations make it easy…


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…


Does Your Photo Attract Clients or Drive Them Away?

A professional photo attracts clientsIn about the time it takes to blink, a client who’s looking online for a freelancer will form that all-important first impression about you. A professional photo on your LinkedIn profile and your website helps persuade the client that you’re a professional,…


Make More Money Freelancing by Doing This Now

Having a specialty helps freelancers make more moneyThere’s an easy way for freelancers to get high-income clients with less work and in less time: specialize. Nearly twice as many freelancers making $100 per hour or more have a specialty (or niche) compared to…


How Laughter Helps You Succeed in Freelancing

Laughter helps freelancers succeed

Every night before I go to sleep, I watch a sitcom. And when I read the Sunday paper, I turn to the comics first. Yes, sitcoms are silly and cartoons are really for kids. But they make me laugh. And laughter, it turns out,…


Is Freelance Success in Your Future?

fortune telling and freelance helpWouldn’t it be great if you could just gaze into a crystal ball and see the names of clients that need freelance help right now? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.

Just 3% of qualified prospects are actively searching for someone who provides your…


2 Words to Use to Get More Referrals for Freelance Work

say thank you to get more referrals for freelance workOne day as I was working in my home office, my doorbell rang. Waiting for me on the doorstep was the UPS guy, with a large package. I do order lots of…


6 Things Amazon Does that Freelancers Should Do Too

best practices for freelancersIn about 60 seconds, I bought something on Amazon that I couldn’t find during a 3-hour trip to a mall. What I was looking for was basic—thermal underwear for my husband.

It was November in the Northeast, so department stores and sporting good stores should…


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…


6 Tips on How to Dress for Success in Freelancing

how to dress for success in freelancingTwo freelancers met at a coffee shop. The first freelancer was wearing a blazer, a nice shirt, and clean, well-fitting jeans. The other freelancer was wearing frayed sweatpants and a t-shirt and had her hair piled sloppily on…