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3 ways freelancers can build trust with clients


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by Robyn Roste As a new freelancer, nothing was more exciting than bidding on and winning a gig. I’d do a happy dance and bask in the initial adrenaline rush. And then I’d get on with my day. I’d work [Read the full article…]

Questions to help you reflect and plan for 2020


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There are all sorts of positive reasons to spend time reflecting on your business, asking questions and planning. Here are some prompts that will help.

3 Social Media Posting Formulas for Service-Based Freelancers


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by Robyn Roste  Having an online presence helps potential clients learn more about who you are, what you do and why they should hire you. And while most freelancers understand this, it’s still easy to overlook social media as an [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Clients Who Are Slow to Pay


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It’s not unusual for freelancers to be faced with clients who are slow to pay. So how should you deal with these clients in a productive way?

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #42 — Nicholas Hune-Brown


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“It’s the only way, really, to tell these kind of stories.” Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards winner Nicholas Hune-Brown on the freedom and advantages of freelancing.

Freelancer Organization Tips


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Time management, scheduling techniques and efficient administrative systems will help you stay on track and move your business to the next level.

The Born Freelancer Remembers Freelancing Legend Ken Nordine (1920-2019)


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   When asked about the most successful route to [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on the True Value of a First Paid Job


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   It’s a warm day in July so I’ve [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #41 — Ayesha Barmania


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Advice on setting your freelance rates, the advantages of working on passion projects, and the importance of mentorship for emerging journalists.

Freelance Skill Share Extraordinaire – Pitfalls and Pitching for Freelancers


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Navigating freelance challenges to survive and thrive in the gig economy was the focus of a highly interactive workshop held recently in Winnipeg, Manitoba.