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How to Thrive Like Mia DeFino—In Good Times and in Bad

Being prepared helps Mia DeFino, MS, ELS, ensure that she always has enough freelance work—even in bad times like the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. She prepares for continued success by strengthening relationships with her large, steady clients,…


Recent Posts

Want to Make More Money? Fire Bad Clients

Firing bad clients frees you up to work with clients who will pay you well and treat you right.

When freelancer Ginny Vachon, PhD, fired her first client, she was worried about losing money. Ginny had only been freelancing for…


How to Use a Red Velvet Rope to Get Your Ideal Clients

When you work with your ideal clients, you’ll be energized and inspired.  Having a red velvet rope policy can help you find those ideal clients and fire bad clients.

Usually, a red velvet rope separates VIPs from everyone…


How 2 Skeptical Freelancers Find Trustworthy Help

Learn how 2 freelancers found trustworthy help in building their freelance businesses and what you should look for if you want expert help too.

Trying to build a freelance business on her own was…


7 Things Amazon Does That Will Make You a Freelance Success

Best known as the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon has spearheaded best practices that are just as applicable to freelancers and our clients as they are to Amazon and its customers. Learn how doing what…


Why You Need to Have an Email Newsletter

Here’s what happened when the email newsletter of freelancer Genevieve J. Walker, PhD, PC arrived in my inbox. Seeing that email reminded me that Genevieve is my go-to freelancer. When I need to sub-contract freelance work…


How Kathleen Labonge Boosts Awareness with her Freelance Brand

Kathleen’s freelance brand boosts awareness of her services, gives her more confidence, and makes freelance marketing less uncomfortable and more effective. Here’s how Kathleen developed her freelance brand.

Kathleen Labonge, MBA, wanted clients to easily understand her freelance services and…


3 Easy Ways to Get More Referrals from Your Clients

Get more referrals to steady, high-paying clients by satisfying your current clients. When you do this, your clients will refer you to their colleagues inside and outside of their companies.

Just ask Kristin Harper, PhD, MPH, ELSMia…


11 Steps to a Business Name that Will Make You Memorable

If you want clients and colleagues to remember you—and think of you first for freelance work? Create a business name. Most freelancers use their personal names. So if you create a business…