I’ve been down in D.C. for the week and have met a ton of interesting people, many of which are freelancers who are trying to build their businesses. Each of them wanted to know how what secrets I had for them. I have no secrets (expect be prepare to work your butt off and love it), but I can share what I have learned. Here are some items on How to Freelance:
I. Fuel : Why Drinking Coffee is Great for You
Before you begin, make sure you are energize and ready to take on the world. Here is a few reasons why coffee is a great way to start you day and get you ready to build your business. To read the article, click here.
II. The Idea: How to Start a Million Dollar Business
Every business, even a freelance one starts with an idea. Here are a few ways to find that idea and start a million dollar business. To read the article, click here.
III. Freelancer Toolkit: 201+ Amazing Tools and Resources for the Freelancer
Every freelancer and small business owner needs an arsenal of tools and resources readily available. Here is a list of over 201 of them. For the entire list, click here.
IV. Where’s the Business?: How to Recognize Opportunity
There is business everywhere. We just need to train ourselves to find it. Here is a few ways on how to recognize those opportunities when they come about. To read the article, click here.
V. You’re Not Alone: How to Create a Talented Team
As your business starts to grow, it will be time to hire people. But how do you know who to hire and whether or not they are a great fit for how you’re looking to grow the business. Here are some ways to build out the team of your dreams. To read the article, click here.
VI. Productivity 101: How to Run a Meeting
Once you have your team in place, you will have to meet with them on a regular basis. But how do you run a meeting and make sure that it is short, action packed, and people walk away from it feeling good about the meeting and what their next steps are on projects. Here are some great ways to be productive and run a killer meeting. To read the article, click here.
VII. But we’re on the Same Team: Managing Difficult Clients
Clients are relationships too and need the same love and attention that you would give a spouse or family member (OK, not the same, but you get my meaning). There will be times when you will come across a client who you do not see eye to eye with. Here are some ways to manage difficult clients. To read the article, click here.
VIII. Show me the $$: How to Get Paid
What do you do when a client won’t pay you, though you did the work? What are your rights? How can you protect yourself? Here are some tips on how to get paid for your work. To read the article, click here.
IX. Advice: 50+ Business and Leadership Quotes
It is very easy to start to get discouraged or wonder what to do next. There have been a plethora of successful leaders who are willing to share their advice. To read and pick your favorite quotes, click here.
X. True Success: How to Fail
Every company fails at something along the way. It is that fail that people truly learn from and innovate their product or service. Here are a few ways to take those failures and make them successes. To read the article, click here.
Oh, one more thing…….
Work Free: How to Live Anywhere and Love It
Once you set yourself up for success, you then have the flexibility to travel around the world and work (or at least varying vacation homes). Here are some tips to pick those locations that you’ll absolutely love. To read the article, click here.