What if you could get more done in 12 weeks than others do in 12 months? This post is a book review of The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington. I can sum up the book with this quote from the author: People say knowledge is power, but I disagree. Knowledge is only powerful if you … [Read more...] about How to Squeeze a Full Year out of 12 Weeks
Does the thought of creating and submitting a project proposal leave you quaking? Never fear! This part of a freelance project isn't as fancy and official or scary as it seems. It may just seem that way because you’re not familiar with drafting a proposal or maybe you’ve seen a big, intimidating … [Read more...] about Freelancing Fundamentals: Proposals and Pricing
Are you new to freelancing? If so, you're likely asking yourself the question: How much should I charge as a ... web developer, web designer, photographer, graphic artist, or whatever it is you do? There are multiple factors that come into play when considering your freelancing rates, such as … [Read more...] about How Much Should I Charge as a New Freelancer?
How do you know what all's entailed in a project? You get the stakeholders together and ask them. That's the project discovery phase in a nutshell. The goal of this discovery phase is to understand the client’s business so that you can partner with them to help them make the best decisions … [Read more...] about Freelancing Fundamentals: The Project Discovery Phase
If you’re a newcomer to freelancing, you might find one aspect of it frustrating or intimidating: The terminology. I mean, what the heck is "client onboarding," anyway? New client onboarding is simply the act of welcoming new customers to your business, answering their initial questions, and … [Read more...] about Freelancing Fundamentals: New Client Onboarding
What the heck is CRM and, as a freelancer or small business, do you even need it? Yes. This post is part of a series called Freelancing Fundamentals: How to Take a Project from Cradle to Launch. CRM for Freelancers What is CRM anyway? The acronym CRM traditionally stands for customer … [Read more...] about Freelancing Fundamentals: Contact Relationship Management