Freelance Marketing Blog

Practical advice and inspiration, and freelance success stories

The Ultimate LinkedIn Profile for Freelance Success This Year

LinkedIn profile

Over the past few years, a LinkedIn profile has become a powerful tool in helping freelancers get steady, high-paying clients. More and more clients are using LinkedIn to find freelancers, and to check us out before contacting us about freelance work. Also, colleagues are using LinkedIn to check out…


How to Get Steady, High-Paying Clients with Direct Email

direct emailSteady, high-paying clients make it easy for you to make more money with less work. And direct email helps you attract steady, high-paying clients so you can grow your freelance business.

Direct email frees you from low-paying, high-competition freelance jobs sites and content mills. Instead of taking whatever work…


How to Choose Your Clients Instead of Taking Whatever Work Comes Along

steady, high-paying clientsWorking with steady, high-paying clients is the easiest way to build your freelance business. But these clients aren’t going to magically find you. And they don’t use freelance jobs sites or content mills like fiverr, Upwork, or Freelancer.com.

Freelance pay on freelance jobs sites and content…


7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting the Clients You Deserve—Even in a Recession

Stop procrastinatingIt’s easy to put off or postpone doing things that you know are important to freelance success—like marketing. But procrastinating only makes it harder to get the clients you deserve.

Work Now, Get Rewarded Later

The rewards of marketing—news clients, more money, and a stable, successful freelance business—seem far…


The Proven Way Margaret Johnson is Growing her Freelance Business in the Recession

How Margaret Johnson is thriving

When Margaret Johnson, PhD, started freelancing in 2019, she had strong experience in medical writing. The former professor and researcher in biochemistry and structural biology got two clients. But they didn’t pay her well. Margaret needed more clients and better clients to…


How to Make 2021 a Success Despite the Recession

cIn 2020, most freelancers lost a little, some, or a lot of freelance work due to the COVID-19 pandemic—and the recession that followed it. At the same time, we all had to adjust to big changes in our personal lives and deal with the uncertainty of…


How Gratitude Can Make You Healthier—Despite the Pandemic—and More Successful

gratitude makes you healthierAs we enter the usually joyful holiday season, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping across the U.S. and other countries. Most of us (maybe all) are overwhelmed by the ongoing pandemic and all of the changes to our lives this year—including…


How Ginny Vachon Created Freelance Work for Herself During the Recession

fearless freelancer Ginny Vachon

Despite the pandemic and the COVID-19 recession, Ginny Vachon, PhD, has had enough freelance work. But the freelance medical writer’s work has changed a lot and with nearly every part of life in flux these days, it can be stressful to adapt. Ginny started…


What You Need to Know About Your Freelance Specialty(ies)

assess your freelance specialty(ies)During the COVID-19 recession, freelancers with in-demand specialties will be able to thrive.  And freelancers working in industries and target markets severely impacted by the recession will struggle to stay in business.

If you want to thrive, focus on industries, target markets (types of…


The Easy Way to Get Bigger, Better Clients

the right specialty helps freelancersIf you have a bad leak and water is pouring onto your floor, you’re going to call a plumber, not a handyman. The plumber is an expert in solving your problem, because plumbing is his/her specialty. The handyman isn’t.

When clients hire a…