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3 Practical Questions to Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever

Year-end review for freelance successThe end of the year is a crazy busy time for freelancers. Along with keeping up with client deadlines and running your business, you’re also getting ready for the holidays. And you’re looking forward to some well-deserved downtime.

If you want to succeed and…


7 Things Amazon Does That Freelancers Need to Know About

Freelancers can learn a lot from AmazonIn 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.

And it was November in New Jersey. So department…


Why You Need to Have an Email Newsletter

An email newsletter makes clients and colleagues think of you first for freelance work.Here’s what happened when the email newsletter of freelancer Genevieve J. Long, PhD, PC arrived in my inbox. Seeing that email reminded me that…


How to Conquer Top Freelance Challenges (Survey Results)

How to solve top freelance challenges, survey saysWhile most freelancers are optimistic about the future, they do face some big challenges, according to the Freelancing in America 2019 survey. The best days are ahead, say 91% of the freelancers surveyed. And 67% of…


Want Better Results from Networking? Build Trust

Trust is essential to freelance successGoing to networking events won’t help you get more freelance work—because these events are only the first step in building trusting relationships with the people you meet. And trust is how you build your freelance business through networking.

“If people like you…


12 Ways to Make Networking Events Amazing, Not Scary

Networking events don't have to be scary.Networking events like conferences and meetings are the best places to meet clients and colleagues who can help you get more freelance work and better clients. But leaving the safe cocoon of our offices to go to a networking…


How More Confidence Helped Shannon Hach Unlock Freelance Success

Build confidence to succeed as a freelancerWhen Shannon Hach, MD, ELS, left family medicine to become a freelance medical editor in 2013, she was full of confidence. “I trusted my instincts and knew that, having exhibited the skills to become a successful physician, surely…


How to Be Active and Effective on LinkedIn Even if You Hate Social Media

LinkedIn activity is an easy way for to get freelance clients.

Being active on LinkedIn is an easy way to get freelance clients, build your network, and learn about the business of freelancing. Just ask freelance writers JoAnna Pendergrass,…


How to Supercharge Your LinkedIn Profile, with Free Checklist

LinkedIn profiles for freelancersBefore JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM, launched her freelance writing business in 2016, she got her first major client—through her LinkedIn profile. “It was great to have a client waiting in the wings when I officially started my business,” says JoAnna. “Since then, I’ve gotten several…


The Best Way to Make Your Freelance Future Amazing

There’s still time to achieve your 2019 goals and create the freelance future you want. When 2019 draws to a close, do you want to be proud of everything you’ve achieved in your freelance business or…