Subscriptions can kill your budget

Here is a great illustrated guide to checking your Apple subscriptions from iOS. I didn’t have any I didn’t expect but I know my friend Jason recently did an audit of his recurring expenses and saved himself hundreds of dollars for the year. In my upcoming book The Freelancer’s Guide to Getting Started I have […]

Three Ways to Improve Your Cashflow as a Freelancer

A huge issue in the field of freelancing and consulting is that people just aren’t bringing in enough money to sustain their businesses in the long term. This is bad because it means they are putting the longevity of their business at risk, as well as underselling their worth. Happily, there are some tactics you […]

You’re Busy, your time is a gift

There is a trap that so many business owners fall in to. It comes up when you have a past client that needs some advice. You happily answer some emails and give advice and continue to point them in the right direction. You figure at some point they’ll pay you for…something. You just keep sinking […]

Is there a price to freelancer freedom?

However, the price of such freedom is a precariousness that seems not to subside over time. Even the most successful, well-established people we interviewed still worry about money and reputation and sometimes feel that their identity is at stake. You can’t keep calling yourself a consultant, for example, if clients stop asking for your services. […]

Security in Mediocrity as a WordPress Theme Builder

Finding security in mediocrity is an exhausting process. You can only work so many hours, fret only so much. Being a slightly better typist or a slightly faster coder is insufficient. You’re always looking over your shoulder, always trying to be a little less mediocre than the guy next to you. It wears you out. […]

What Makes You Ready for a 5-Figure Freelance Client?

If he waits for a job to be good enough to deserve his best shot, it’s unlikely that he’ll ever have that job – Linchpin This is Seth Godin talking about a grocery store clerk he calls Steve. Steve shows up and does the job, but phones it in. If Steve is waiting for a […]

Client’s Grow Too

Talent Magnets encourage people to grow and leave. They write letters of recommendation and they help people find their next stage to perform on. And when people leave their group, they celebrate their departures and shout their success to everyone. – Multipliers The client you have today will not be your client forever. We always […]

Are you hiding from the TRUTH of your business?

Denial is a wonderful thing; it lets you ignore reality until reality punches you in the face. – Profit First We all have something we’re ignoring. Maybe it is the fact that your business isn’t profitable. Maybe it’s the truth that you are bad at customer service. Maybe the truth you hide from is that […]

How About a 10% Raise

John tells us to raise our rates 10% which I endorse. Other firms like Stuff and Nonsense used to have double your rate Friday. They won just as much work on Friday as any other day and they had doubled the rates. You probably undervalue yourself. You’re a wizard and you better not forget it. […]

Stop purchasing crap

In a sense, marketers know us better than we know ourselves. They feed on our insecurities and feelings of inadequacy. Society hijacks our passion and directs it toward material things. But nobody gets to the end of life wishing they had bought more things. – The More of Less I’ve actually seen the quest for […]

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