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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.

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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,

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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!

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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. 

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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… in the Begin Your Biz Challenge, we have daily 15-minute action steps you can take to improve all kinds of things in your freelance business.  

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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 will help you out with answering all your questions about freelancing. 

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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,

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I’m excited to share with you TWO freelancer case studies featuring students from my freelancer e-courses 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!

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I get a LOT of questions from freelancers about how to price freelance services. How much should you charge for your work? What is a fair rate for both the freelancer and the client? Should you charge by the hour or by the projectFind out how to price freelance services in this freelance tips article -- we're breaking it down and answering your top 10 questions about setting rates for freelance services! Click on over to get the goods (plus a pricing strategy worksheet)

Well, we’re getting to ALL of that today, my friends! Settle in with your favorite beverage and let’s talk about pricing your freelance services.

But before we get started,

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Today we’re taking a slight detour from our usual solopreneur-focus to discuss the top 8 things to consider when entering into a business partnership. That’s because, after being a sole business owner for 8 years, I started working with a business partner exactly four weeks ago. Discover the top 8 things to consider when entering into a business partnership in this small business tips article! You'll learn the questions you NEED to ask if you're thinking about going into business with someone else...

Want help with business planning? Grab your business goal planning workbook now >>

The project? A new small business podcast!

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I’ve been thinking a lot about overcoming fear in business lately—partly because I’m in the midst of relaunching the Goodbye 9 to 5 masterclass (fear is one of the BIGGEST things holding people back from quitting their day jobs!), and partly because I’ve been going through a lot of fear related to business lately, myself. Stop letting fear hold you back in business! In this article, get 5 tips for HOW to overcome fear in business... learn what you need to know about overcoming fear in business so you can finally quit your day job and take your small business to the next level!

It’s been just two weeks since I started a small business podcast with my biz bestie,

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Last Monday, I had a plan for my week. I was going to prepare for the upcoming launch of the Goodbye 9 to 5 masterclass, do some client work, write a guest blog post, and prepare daily action items for the April Begin Your Biz Challenge. What I did NOT have planned into my schedule was to start a small business podcast. Find out what happened when my biz bestie suggested we co-host a new small business podcast... and why I'm excited about this brand new project! Click on over to learn all about this podcast, exclusively for small business owners and communications specialists, right now

So when my biz bestie Dan messaged me on Monday evening with a new idea he had of co-hosting a podcast together,

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You know you want to start a freelance business… but where do you even BEGIN? Today, I’m going to break down for you exactly how to start a freelance business.

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Consider this your step-by-step guide to starting a freelance business:
Step #1 for how to start a freelance business: Decide what kind of business you want to haveLearn how to start a freelance business with this step-by-step guide! In just 7 steps, you'll get exactly what you need to get starting with building you awesome freelance business. Click on over to get the goods now!

You need to know what kind of freelance business you want to have before you get started with it.

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There just are NOT enough hours in the day. And especially when you’re working full-time and running a small business on the side, it can feel nearly impossible to do anything besides work, work, work! Are youworking full-time and running a small business on the side? Feeling as though you have ZERO time to make it work? Getting overwhelmed with it all? Use these 5 tips to make managing your side business that much easier... even if you have a hectic full-time job!

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

Luckily, it IS possible to work full-time at a 9 to 5 job while managing your home-based business on the side.

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Today I want to do something a little different than usual. Today I want to walk you through my business—specifically, the processes I use for creating my online small business courses, programs, and free content. Discover the process I use for creating and pricing my online small business courses in this article! Click on over to get all the juicy details, plus freebies for growing your profitable small business and solopreneur tips for working from home full-time. Get the goods now!

To begin with, it’s worth mentioning that my business is basically divided into two main components: the freelancing side of things (where I have clients) and the business strategy/coaching side of things (where I have students).

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