Before you begin marketing your services as a freelancer, you need to know WHO you’re marketing to! And that means identifying your ideal client.

A big mistake that too many business owners make is to begin promoting themselves and their work, without considering who they’re trying to target. Without having an ideal client in mind, you can’t be strategic about the way you talk about your services, and you won’t be able to reach out to your ideal client.

Basically, if you don’t identify your ideal client, you’re probably going to REALLY struggle with marketing your business,

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When most students sign up for one of my freelancer programs, they often do so because they feel overwhelmed and they don’t know what they should focus on first, or what they should spend their time on. It’s hard to know how to manage your time well when you feel as though you’re being pulled in too many different directions! So today, I want to share some of my top time management tips to help you out…

The video recording I have for you here today is the replay of a Facebook live video I did on how to improve your time management skills in Brittany Berger’s Unicorn Solopreneurs group,

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Got another freelancer case study for you today… this time, Yael of An Organized Mommy is sharing with us her story of becoming a freelancer, and how she’s been able to bring in $1,000/month with her VA business within just 4 months of starting her business from scratch! Want to know how to make $1K each month? Read on and find out… Get the inside scoop on how to make $1K each month as a new freelancer! This article outlines what one new freelancer did to start getting clients... and how you can do the same to make $1K plus more, every single month with your freelance business

But first, a quick background: Yael joined Set Yourself Up For Freelancing Success back in June 2017. Set Yourself Up For Freelancing Success is my 7-week freelancer e-course, which teaches actionable tips for how to reduce business overwhelm,

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Last month, one of my students messaged me with a question about dealing with unhappy clients: she wanted to know what she should do, because she had made a tiny mistake with a client (not related to the work itself that she’d been doing; it was simply the case of miscommunication), and her client as a result wanted to negate their contract.

Unfortunately, this kind of things happens to all of us (yes, even those of us who have been in business for a decade!). I’ve lost track of the number of clients and their corresponding projects I’ve worked with over the years—so you can rest assured that during that time,

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Last week I launched a free video training that’s now available year-round for your viewing! It’s all about how to create a strategic plan of action for your freelance business, so you can get more done in less time and be intentional about every step you take in your business. Even better, it includes an example plan of action for how to get retainer clients in 12 weeks that you can basically copy and paste into your own business!

The bootcamp features step-by-step instructions for exactly what you could be doing every single week to build relationships with prospects,

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You really like the idea of quitting your day job… but you’re not sure exactly how to make it HAPPEN. How will you ensure you have enough money coming in? What kind of systems do you need to set in place before you quit your day job? How can you get past the fear and make that leap with confidence? In this case study, we’re going to look at how to quit your day job in just 3 months. Want to FINALLY quit your 9 to 5 job? Learn how to quit your day job i this special case study! You'll find out how a teacher transitioned out of her day job and into working from home full-time as a blogger/VA... within just 3 months. Click on over to get the scoop!

Grab your checklist for preparing to work from home full-time >>

Sareeta had the same questions and hesitations as you do.

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Last week we looked at why you NEED a website for your freelance business… so this week, let’s explore how you can make one of the most important pages on your website, your About page, super awesome and compelling for potential clients! We’ve got 8 steps for how to write an About page for your freelance business.

Psst… the Begin Your Biz Challenge for the month of July is all about how to improve your business website. Click HERE to join the challenge for free!

Step 1 for how to write an about page: Identify your brand’s voice

The great thing about being a freelancer is that often,

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It’s tempting to forgo having a website when you’re a freelancer. You probably don’t want to have to deal with yet ANOTHER thing for your business. Does it really even matter if you have your own website or not? As a matter of fact, it does! So today, let’s chat about why you need a website for your freelance business.

Pssst… the (free!) Begin Your Biz Challenge for July is all about getting started with your website and/or improving your existing one! Join more than 200 other freelancers in the Challenge by clicking HERE.

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“How do I know if an online program is right for me… and worth the investment?” This is a great question to ask before you spend money on online courses. After all, there are a ton of e-courses out there—how do you know which one is the right one for YOU? But I’ve got you covered! Today, I want you to ask yourself these top 10 questions BEFORE paying for an online course.

But first, GRAB THE WORKSHEET to keep track of your answers to each of these questions!

Grab the free worksheet to decide whether you should invest in your business>>

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I’m excited to share with you TWO freelancer case studies featuring Set Yourself Up For Freelancing Success students today!

The first is a brand-new case study, and the second is following-up on a freelancer case study from last year (you’ll get to see how this student’s business has grown over the six months since her last case study). 

Get started as a freelancer: grab your free biz checklist!

Freelancer Case Study #1Thinking about starting a freelance business? Learn how 2 freelancers started and grew their freelance businesses with this freelancer case study! These freelancer case studies will help you see where your business could be after just a few months of freelancing...

Sareeta is a feminist blogger and virtual assistant. We became friends a year or two ago through Elite Blog Academy and she has a wonderful blog!

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