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How to Run Your Next Sales Call Like a Pro (+ Close the Deal)

You can do the creative work...but can you promote your services, then get someone to pay you for them? As a freelancer, you have to be good at sales because your business depends on it. There's a lot of pressure to get this right. Learning to run an effective sales...

Make Money Writing: 30 Awesome Sites That Pay $100+ per Article (Updated)

Once I discovered I could make money writing, a whole new world opened up to me, but just as quickly as I discovered the opportunity, my hopes came tumbling down. I was charging between $10-$20 USD for a blog post. To make anything close to what it would take to run a...

How to Write the Perfect Out Of Office Email Message for Your Business

A couple of years ago, I took an amazing vacation, but one hiccup was unfortunately memorable. After lugging my bags into my room, I sat down, took a deep breath, and it hit me: I forgot to write my out-of-office email message.I didn’t bring my laptop on this trip, so...

Powerful Strategies for Lead Generation: A Guide for Freelance Business Owners

As soon as I found out I could make money writing, my head was spinning.  "Okay...so I can do this freelance thing. But how do I get clients?" Over the years, I've been able to pick up tips and ideas while doing some experimenting in my own business. Now, this...

How to Create an Invoice (+ a Freelance Invoice Template)

There are few things more exciting than receiving payment from a freelance client. The process of sending the bill isn’t quite as fun. What if you could get the process down to a science and stop stressing about what to do and use a simple freelance invoice template...

How to Find Great Freelance Jobs on Upwork at Any Experience Level

There are many great jobs on Upwork that pay well...but how do you find them? When I joined Upwork, I had no idea how it actually worked. I had a little bit of experience and a few samples to my name. That was it. But, by taking the time to learn the platform, I was...

Freelancing Contract: All the Must-Have Clauses You Can’t Ignore

The feeling of signing a new client never gets old...but the problems that can turn these relationships sour do. Some shy away from creating a freelancing contract because the thought of it overwhelms them or they don’t understand the consequences of not having one....

What is a Freelance Business Plan? (+ The Easiest Way to Create One)

Does trying to start or scale your freelance business ever feel a bit like trying to navigate without a map? You’re venturing into a whole new world, but where do you turn? How do you know if you’re on the right path? These are questions you can answer by freelance...

How to Write an Effective Price Increase Letter (+ a Free Template)

Increasing your prices as a freelancer can be uncomfortable. Asking clients for more money, while necessary, is awkward. (Especially if you're having a conversation with a loyal client.) The good news? You can make this a bit easier on yourself. Having a price...

Get Paid to Write: 7 Methods Every Writer Needs to Know About

Getting paid to write is something that many people dream about. Who wouldn't want to make money writing about things that they love? *types into Google: How to be a freelance writer* A lot of us have been there, myself included. Unfortunately, while many...