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Why Freelancers Need Private Clients

by Laura Spencer
on August 27, 2013

in Freelancing Basics Marketing

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You have heard that you can earn more money with private freelancing clients. In general, I’d say that’s true.

But if you new to freelancing (or even if you’ve been freelancing for a while), you may not even know what a private client is, let alone how to get one.

That’s where this post can help. I’ll explain what is meant by a private freelancing client. I’ll also explain how to get private clients for your freelancing business.

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13+ (Mostly) Non-Technical Solutions to Make Your Life and Your Freelancing Easier

by Laura Spencer
on August 15, 2013

in Freelancing Life

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Just outside the doors of your home office, there are baskets of laundry waiting to be folded. The house needs vacuumed and dusted. The lawn needs to be mowed. And you have a deadline to meet.

Ugh! Does this sound like you?

Nearly everyone struggles to balance work with the rest of life, but for many freelancers it’s hard to know where to draw the line when your life and work when work and life happen in the same place.

Real life tasks do bleed over into our freelancing lives. If we don’t get them under control, they can affect our freelancing businesses.

In this post, I provide over 13 practical tips to make your real life and ultimately your freelancing life easier. Best of all, these tips are (mostly) low-tech and are fairly easy to do. At the end, I’d like your tips on how to make the freelancing life easier.

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9+ Handy Tools to Help You Create a Winning Freelancing Portfolio

by Laura Spencer
on August 5, 2013

in Marketing

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Your freelancing website is an important part of your freelancing marketing strategy. At a minimum, it should contain an About page, your freelancing blog, and your portfolio.

Some freelancers don’t have time to set up a freelancing website though. Fortunately, there are some easy-to-use tools available online to help you create a portfolio. You can also link to these tools from your freelancing website if your website doesn’t include a portfolio page.

Many of these tools have other benefits such as a community, social aspects, or a freelance marketplace. So you may choose to use these tools even if your freelancing site already has a portfolio page. Or you may just want to create an archive of everything that you’ve done.

In this post, I’ll share over nine great tools that you can use to create an online portfolio.

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