Episode #103: What to Do When a Client Can’t Afford You

Find out how you should respond when clients can’t afford you, or they say it’s over their budget or you’re too expensive. Also learn why this happens in the first place and 4 things not to do when they say this.

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Episode #102: How to Respond to a Job Opportunity the Right Way

Whether you’re looking for freelance design work or contract work or a part-time or full-time job as a designer, find out how to respond to a job ad the right way. This will help you stand out and get the best chance of getting a new client or a new job. “How to Respond to a Job Opportunity the Right Way”: Read or Listen

Episode #101: 9 Differences Between Subcontracting and Having Your Own Clients

Some designers prefer subcontracting for design agencies or other designers, while others prefer having their own clients. One may be a better fit for you based on your personality, preferences and goals. Find out 9 differences between subcontracting and having your own clients and what to expect.

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Episode #95: How to Get Good Testimonials From Clients

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Find out why client testimonials are important for freelancers and creative businesses, how to get good testimonials from clients, where to put them and how to get a competitive edge over other designers.

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Episode #90: Selling by Helping With Nick Gulic

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Do you have trouble charging more for your work? Does the sales process make you nervous or feel sleazy? Do you need more confidence when talking to prospects? Nick Gulic, who regularly sells $10k and $20k brochure sites, talks about his sales process and selling by helping.

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Episode #89: 11 Mistakes That Hurt Your Freelancing Business

Are you making any of these common freelancing mistakes that most freelance designers make? Find out if you’re making any of these 11 mistakes that hurt your freelancing business and what to do about them.

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Episode #87: A Creative With a Cause – Lisa Prince Fishler

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Hear the inspirational story of how Lisa Prince Fishler, a creative with a cause, went from having a photography business to starting a nonprofit based on her passion for saving shelter animals, how they are making a difference and how you can get involved with their organization or your own cause. “A Creative With a Cause – Lisa Prince Fishler”: Read or Listen

Episode #86: Should You Put Pricing on Your Website?

Does putting pricing on your website help or hurt creative freelancers when it comes to getting new design clients? Find out the pros and cons to help you decide if you should put pricing on your website.

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Episode #85: The Client Is Not the Enemy

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Situations may arise when working with a client that make you feel like you’re on two different sides. But the client is not the enemy. Find out how to deal more effectively with situations that make you feel like you’re on two different sides. “The Client Is Not the Enemy”: Read or Listen

Episode #84: Stop Spamming and Seeing What Sticks

If you send messages to prospects that are all about you and your services, you’re turning them off. Stop spamming prospects and seeing what sticks. Learn how to reach out to prospects and how to send cold emails that will help you get noticed. “Stop Spamming and Seeing What Sticks”: Read or Listen