Freelance Success Blog

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8 Easy Ways to Do Hard Things—Like Marketing Your Freelance Business

how to do hard things

Does marketing your freelance business make you feel uncomfortable?

Doing things that we’re already good at make us feel good. But doing things that are uncomfortable—like marketing…


10 Steps for Fearless Freelancing in the Recession

Thrive in the recession

Are you ready for the recession?

During a recession, many clients cut or stop their use of freelancers. With an estimated 59 million freelancers in the U.S., competition…


Unlock Freelance Success Now by Making Time for Marketing

Make time for marketingDo you want to avoid feast or famine syndrome?

Making time for marketing, and better managing your time in general, will help you build a stable, successful freelance business….


How to Get Your Ideal Freelance Clients

Get your ideal clientsWant clients who pay you well, give you steady freelance jobs, and treat you with respect?

Client-focused marketing shows you understand the needs of your ideal clients and highlights…


Are You Greedy or Generous with Your Freelance Pie (Work)?

Get your share of freelance pieDo you believe that freelance work is abundant or scarce? 

Having an abundance mindset helps freelancers succeed—because there is plenty of freelance pie for…


How to Thrive Despite More Competition and Economic Uncertainty

succeed despite more competitionAre you ready for more competition?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more people began freelancing. At the same time, the economic uncertainty that began during COVID-19 continues. Geopolitical instability has made this worse.

Good marketing…


The Easy Way to Become a Better Marketer

Be a beter marketer

Can you learn how to be a better marketer?

If you can say “yes” to 2 questions, then you can become a better marketer and build a stable, successful freelance business. Get…


How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn

visibilityIf you increase your visibility on LinkedIn, then when clients are looking for freelancers, you’ll rank high in search results. You increase your visibility by being active, which is #4 in LinkedIn’s search algorithm criteria.

Being active, also called engagement, is…


10 Ways to Get 500+ Connections on LinkedIn Fast

500+ connectionsGetting 500+ LinkedIn connections is easier than you might think. That’s great—because you need those connections to rank high in search results when clients are looking for a freelancer on LinkedIn.

And having connections in common with the person…


How to Thrive Like Mia DeFino—In Good Times and in Bad

Freelancer Mia DeFino

Are you prepared for bad times?

Being prepared helps Mia DeFino, MS, ELS, ensure that she always has enough freelance work—even in bad times like the COVID-19 pandemic and recession….