Freelance Marketing Blog

Practical advice and inspiration, and freelance success stories

Testimonials: The Easy, Proven Way to Persuade Clients to Hire You

Testimonials are an easy, proven way to build trust with clients who don't know you yet.

Last week, one of my clients complimented me on a project I had just turned in. As I read her comments,…


Impress Clients and Colleagues with this 5-Minute Freelance Marketing Tool

The 5-minute freelance marketing tool to impress high-paying clients and colleagues: your marketing email signatureIf you could do something to impress high-paying clients in less than 5 minutes, would you do it? I’m going to tell you…


How Freelancers Get More Referrals from Clients

Get more referrals from clientsGet more referrals to steady, high-paying clients by satisfying your current clients. When you do this, your clients will refer you to their colleagues inside and outside of their companies. Just ask Kristin Harper, PhD, MPH, ELSMia DeFino, MS, ELSHeather…


7 Ways to Boost Your Confidence as a Freelancer

Confidence, your belief in yourself and your ability to succeed, is one of the keys to freelance success.

Are you smart enough and talented enough to succeed in freelancing? If you’re like many freelancers, you’re not sure you’ve got what it takes. But you probably have a lot…

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…

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…

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…

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 

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…

What Really Happens When Freelancers 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…