Build Up Your War Chest

There goes half of August’s revenue. This was the thought I had when the Doctor told me my son had hand, foot, and mouth disease. Of course it happened during the one week I set aside to get billable work done. (Recall that I’m only billing two days a week now so it’s a pretty […]

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Finding Your First Retainer Lead Plus a Free Worksheet

This very practical guide with a free downloadable worksheet will help you identify – and land – your first retainer agreement with a simple set of dos and don’ts.

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The Three Characteristics of Retainer Work

Retainer work helps you move from “gigs” to “projects” for a more stable freelance schedule. What defines the best retainer packages? Three simple characteristics.

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Double Your Freelance Conf Review and Checklists

“Freelancing is a business, treat it like one.” Ryan has packed a conference into a blog post with notes, links and resources from the Double Your Freelance Conference! With a free download and a wealth of information, you don’t want to miss this post!

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DYFConf Notes: Brennan Dunn – The End of Consulting

Build a business that fits the life you want to live With agencies you end up becoming manager. Wanted to emulate another agency. Didn’t have any direction. Had built a business that had to build a life around. Commuting 9-6 Kids about to be asleep when got home Only saw family on the weekends 3 […]

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DYFConf Notes: Kai Davis – How to Build an Audience

First mindshift “I’m not an expert” “What would I talk about?” teach them how to solve a simple problem Share a controversial opinion Teach your expertise Second mindshift “stop thinking leads, start thinking audience” Builds a relationship with people. These aren’t leads. These are people in your audience. Gives an example of Nick D and […]

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DYFConf Notes: Brian Casel – Productize to $10k/month

How to use a productized service to accelerate your transition to software. Built software in WP project to project, but frustrating times when would land $20k project and the thought would be “this sucks, now I’ve got to do work for this client” Productized service as a business Transition to product business is tough. Making […]

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DYFConf Notes: Amy Hoy – Consulting-ized Products

Brainwashing and why you should do it to your clients. “Don’t write a book for the money” – Publishing companies Write it for the exposure! eBook as onboarding for clients AKA brainwashing Done right, an ebook, online course, workshop – can lead to lead gen, respect, trust, money #1 Cause of Client Failure – you […]

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DYFConf Notes: Julie Elster – Getting Paid

Worked for 10 yrs in Customer service, finance claims, AR credits Helped Kurt with collecting payments <3 qualifying clients communication marketing yourself know your value pick up the phone embracing the awkward firing toxic clients Learned it’s ok to be picky with guys. You can be just as picky about clients!!! Get to know what […]

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