Freelance Marketing Blog

Practical advice and inspiration, and freelance success stories

Want to Make More Money? Fire Bad Clients

When you fire bad clients, you can focus on your ideal clients.

When freelancer Ginny Vachon, PhD, fired her first client, she was worried about losing money. Ginny had only been freelancing for a few years, and she was still building…


How to Be on the Right Side of the Red Velvet Rope

A red velvet rope policy lets freelancers choose ideal clientsUsually, a red velvet rope separates VIPs from everyone else at events, openings, and clubs. But there’s another type of red velvet rope—for freelancers. It’s the part of your mindset that enables you…


How to Unlock Freelance Success on the Yellow Brick Road

Find freelance success on the Yellow Brick RoadIn the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her friends follow the Yellow Brick Road to find what they each want the most. At the end of their journey, Dorothy and Toto get to go home. The scarecrow…


How 2 Skeptical Freelancers Find Trustworthy Help

Freelancers can find trustworthy help.Trying to build a freelance business on her own was a big challenge for Kathleen Labonge. The freelance medical copyeditor and owner of Write Point Editing Solutions knew that she needed help. But she didn’t know who she could trust.

“I knew that…


6 Easy Ways to Find the Best Freelance Experts

Real experts can help freelancers succeed“Get all the clients you need in 30 days.” “Make $250,000 a year as a freelancer.” “Grow your revenue up to 7 figures .” Wouldn’t it be great if these claims by experts who work with freelancers were true?…


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…