Posts Categorized: Freelance

Here’s Exactly How To Increase Referrals to Your Business

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  There are plenty of ways to get new clients and customers through your doors — the process of finding potential customers is called “lead generation.” One of the best ways to get clients or customers is through referrals. But Catherine, I don’t know what to say to get referrals! I don’t have time to… Read more

How to Stay Productive When You’re Self-Employed

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  There are a lot of perks that come from being your own boss — but motivation isn’t always one of them. When you’re a freelancer or a solo entrepreneur, self-discipline is imperative, and in some cases hard to come by. There’s no boss breathing down your neck or holding you accountable; you’re the boss,… Read more

How to Create a Side Project that Customers Actually Want

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Don’t find customers for your product. Find products for your customers. — Seth Godin There’s a scene in Objectified in which a team of industrial designers is shown designing garden shears. Two or three New York MFA-types stand around a conference table discussing a prototype: where on the hand the shears will create friction, whether… Read more

The $25,000 Productivity Hack

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  99 years ago Ivy Lee walked through the doors of Bethlehem Steel. 15 minutes later he walked out, having earned $25,000 for his time ($400,000 in today’s dollars). The information he shared with Charles M. Schwab was said to be the most profitable piece of advice the CEO had ever received. What could possibly… Read more

Why Productivity is Over-rated

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  A young woman sort of screeches into my office. She’s a high-performance athlete with a massive social media following and a couple of businesses running on the side. She sits down, actually, she perches on the edge of my couch like she’s not staying long. She’s a little breathless, she talks rapidly; her eyes… Read more

How To Accomplish Anything in 24 hours

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As a work-at-home Mom, I have mastered the art of finishing things very quickly. But, despite the fact that tasks have to be completed in a short amount of time, my chosen professions require that I am very detail-oriented and error-free with my results. I am meticulous and calculated in every minute of my day…. Read more

Your $10,000 Product File…(Hint: You already have it)

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  You have an information product that people want, you just need to find it, package it and sell it. Trust me, it’s easier than you think. For example, what do your friends or family tell you’re good at? What challenges have you faced and conquered? Over time have you learned new skills? These are… Read more

3 Business Lessons A Fat Guy Learned At Yoga

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  I’m probably not your typical yogi. My chair pose looks a little bit like walrus pose and if I fold down enough, breathing takes an awful amount of work. And yet, through the first 20 days of January, I’ve been to 12 yoga classes. It’s been a lot of work; mental, physical (and scheduling… Read more