Strategies for Forming Stronger (and More Fruitful) Client Relationships

I talk to freelancers every single day. Designers, developers, writers, photographers … pretty much any discipline you can think of. And each person has unique goals, aspirations, strategies, and tactics. But they all face a common challenge: Making sure their inbox is always full of new opportunities. Struggling to find new work is an almost…

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How To Handle Client Revision Requests Like a Pro

How To Handle Client Revisions

After years of freelancing, still, one of the most daunting feeling is waiting for a client’s response to your work. Will they like what you’ve come up with? Does it meet their expectations? What if you get a negative response? “I don’t like this direction.” “This is not what I had in mind.” “Can we…

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The Importance of Values

Importance of Values

Running a freelance business doesn’t have to be so black and white, and you don’t have to operate like a corporation or brick and mortar agency to make good money. There’s a misconception that freelancers are more susceptible to being taken advantage of by the client. This can be true, but only by your own…

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How to Deal with Scope Creep

Scope Creep

Have you ever dealt with a client that kept tacking on new tasks and features to their project? First they want a logo, then some business cards, and then all new stationary. You said, “Okay, I can add on a couple of things—No problem.” But, by the end you realized you really should have charged…

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