Archive for 'Clients'

3 Benefits for Using a Pseudonym

Posted on 29. Apr, 2011 by .

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3 Benefits for Using a Pseudonym For nearly a decade, I’ve been using my middle name instead of my given name for my professional and creative endeavors. This decision initially confused and amused friends and family, but with the increasing prevalence of social media, search engines and identity theft, people have become more aware of [...]

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How to Set up a Free Ecommerce Website

How to Set up a Free Ecommerce Website

Posted on 21. Apr, 2011 by .

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When clients contract to you to build their website, they expect you to know exactly what their needs are. Sometimes that can be difficult to ascertain, especially if the client isn’t even sure himself. Most won’t know the first thing about website creation and even less about all the components that go into making a [...]

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Communicate with the Customers Properly: Freelance Writing Advice

Communicate with the Customers Properly: Freelance Writing Advice

Posted on 20. Dec, 2010 by .

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If you are a freelance writer, not working in-house with a company, then you probably realize how important it is to get the communication with the customer right.  It is better to have this settled from the start.  This is especially true for customers who have a stable group of repeat customers providing frequent gigs.  [...]

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7 Tips for Conducting a Constructive Phone Conference

7 Tips for Conducting a Constructive Phone Conference

Posted on 17. Oct, 2010 by .

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I once worked for a manager that was fond of conference calls with our spread-out team. Poor fellow was not adept at leading these confused gatherings, however, so when he was out of earshot we called them chaos calls, a far more fitting description. In these 7 tips we offer sound advice for conducting a [...]

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Should You Take the Check Even if You’re Not Into Your Client?

Should You Take the Check Even if You’re Not Into Your Client?

Posted on 13. Jun, 2010 by .

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Graphic Design / Creative Freelancer Advice: Should You Take the Check Even if You’re Not Into Your Client? Whether you’re looking to break into the business world as a hired graphic/web designer for a company, looking to find another full-time gig as a graphic/web designer or you’re out there working for clients as a freelancer, [...]

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Are You Being Unfair by Charging One Client More than Another?

Are You Being Unfair by Charging One Client More than Another?

Posted on 04. Mar, 2010 by .

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Creative Freelancers, Are You Being Unfair by Charging More for Certain Clients? Jeremy Tuber, www.beingastarvingartistsucks.com Your second in line at the grocery store checkout and can’t help but hear the clerk calling out items and prices from the first guy’s shopping cart, “Frozen pizza – $4.89, paper towels – $2.49, 6-pack of Red Bull – [...]

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Fun Tools for Freelancers

Fun Tools for Freelancers

Posted on 06. Feb, 2010 by .

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The internet is full of tools that we can all use in our everyday life. The problem is finding all of them to use since there are thousands out there. We’ll I’ve made a short list of tools that you can use for your company or personal life as a freelancer. Picnik Fix your photos [...]

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Difficult Clients 101

Difficult Clients 101

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by .

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Without difficult clients life would be…well, we can say not as exciting. But occasionally you find yourself in those positions where you want to just dig a hole and hide from the client that is making you want to quit being a freelancer. Working in the video industry I have had so many great clients. [...]

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When and How to Dump a Client

When and How to Dump a Client

Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by .

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Client satisfaction gives us reputation and credibility, however, every now and again we will come across a problematic client. Some of my colleagues will continue to work with clients even when they have asked them to compromise so much and cause hassle. Usually in this scenario, if you do not end the relationship with the [...]

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How to Hypnotise Potential Clients

How to Hypnotise Potential Clients

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .

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From a car salesman to Steve Jobs, negotiation is a key basic skill which every business person should develop throughout their career. The pressure has recently been on many freelancers due to the dismal trading environment and bleak forecasts for the near future. Harsh financial conditions, however, have forced many businesses to turn to freelancers [...]

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The Freelancers’ Secret

The Freelancers’ Secret

Posted on 30. Sep, 2009 by .

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Look around yourself and notice the world. You will find that the majority of the people of this world prefer to have a ‘boss’ as opposed to being self-employed or a freelancer. This is because they do not know how to unearth the secret of success. Mankind is such that when we gain success, we [...]

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A Sexy Business Card: 6 Reasons Freelancers Need One

A Sexy Business Card: 6 Reasons Freelancers Need One

Posted on 23. Sep, 2009 by .

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An excellent marketing technique which is sometimes overlooked and usually undervalued is to hand out business cards. A successful business card can have some very healthy advantages. Below I have discussed why it is a vital marketing technique which will fuel your career. 1. Impression A business card can leave a lasting impression on the [...]

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