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How to Create Spec Samples to Attract Your Ideal Clients


Showing clients what you can do when you have little or no experience may seem impossible. But there’s an easy way to do this: Spec samples. And when you create spec samples, you…

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How Núria Gets Referrals by Building Trust

Nuria's freelance successClients want to do business with people they know and trust—or people recommended by people they know and trust. That’s why referrals are the main way Núria Negrão, PhD, is getting the…

AI-Powered Perfection: The Magic Behind AI-Generated Headshots

My AI-generated headshot

Show clients and colleagues your best self with an AI-generated headshot. Using AI for headshots is easy, fast and low-cost. And the result will be picture perfect! Here’s a 6-step process for…

How to Compete and Thrive in the Era of AI in Writing

AI in writingFreelancers who learn how to use AI in writing—and who highlight their understanding and use of AI in their marketing—will have a strong competitive advantage over freelancers who bury their head in the…

Are You a Reluctant Marketer? How to Be a Mighty Marketer Instead

How I moved from being a reluctant AI user to an AI pragmatist will help you move from being a reluctant marketer to being a Mighty Marketer.

Let me start with a confession. I’m a marketing geek….

10 Proven Steps to Your Freelance Success

Steady, high-paying clients who need the help of talented freelancers are out there. You can get them—if you know where they are and how to attract them. Here’s a proven 10-step process for getting the clients you deserve.

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How DeLene More than Doubled Her Freelance Income

T. DeLene Beeland more than doubled her freelance income by shifting to a strong specialty, building new skills, trying new types of work, and developing client-focused marketing. Now she has more work than she can…

8 Easy Ways to Do Hard Things—Like Marketing Your Freelance Business

Doing things that we’re already good at make us feel good. But doing things that are uncomfortable—like marketing a freelance business—is frustrating and stressful. Learn 8 ways to overcome the practical and psychological hurdles to doing your marketing.

Unlock Freelance Success Now by Making Time for Marketing

Making time for marketing, and better managing your time in general, will help you build a stable, successful freelance business. Here are 5 time management tips and 3 time management techniques to try.

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