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.

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

The great thing about being a freelancer is that often, your brand’s voice is YOUR personal voice—or at the very least, it’s a slightly more professional version of your own voice. 

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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.

Grab the worksheet to create your freelance services webpage >>

Reason #1 why you need a website for your freelance business: It provides you with more legitimacy and credibility. Every freelancer needs their own website! Directing potential clients to social media accounts simply won't do. Click on over to find out 5 reasons why you need a website for your freelance business, plus how we can make it happen together in the FREE Begin Your Biz Challenge community group...

Who are you going to hire: the person who directs you to their Facebook page for information on their business,

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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 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!

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 lifestyle 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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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, you’ll want to grab this pricing strategy worksheet. It’s a super handy worksheet that will enable you to set rates wherein you actually get paid what you’re worth!

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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...

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The project? A new small business podcast! The podcast is a collaborative effort between myself and Dan—it’s called Candid Conversations, and it’s a podcast sharing the adventures of small business owners and communications specialists.

NOTE: About 10 days after coming up with the idea to start a podcast together,

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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, and last week we started serious conversations about launching a full business together as a partnership. Exciting but scary big projects in the works.

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