You made the decision, it’s time!
You have your online course content written out, ideas on how you want things to look, and the demand from your clients for it.
Yes, it’s time to build your membership site…
But, if you're like most entrepreneurs, you're up to your eyes in daily duties to keep things moving.
Have you ever looked through the portfolio of one of your idols and experienced a combination of awe… and imposter syndrome?
If you’re freelancing, looking for a job, or just trying to build up your expertise in an industry, putting a great portfolio on the Internet is key. Word of mouth is a great tool for getting your name out there, but a building a freelance portfolio website will make you stand out in a potential client or employer’s mind.
But if you’re new to your field and it feels like it will take years to build up a collection of work you’re proud of, then one of those beautiful portfolios might seem way out of reach.
So what can you do if you’re caught in a catch-22 where you can’t get more clients without a portfolio to share, and you can’t stock your portfolio without more clients??
Well, you can take a deep breath for starters. Even if you only have a few projects under your belt, YOU can create one of those envy-inducing, client-bating portfolios.
Here are a few strategies for building a freelance portfolio you’re proud to show off:
When you're a freelancer, managing client expectations isn't always easy.
Often, they have one idea of how the end result is supposed to look, while you have a completely different one.
Somewhere in the middle, you and your client will probably be able to meet and compromise on the end result; but in the meantime, you need to know how to manage client expectations efficiently and effectively to get the end result that you both want.
Here are 6 points on how to manage client expectations as a freelancer:
The freelance landscape is growing at a rapid rate lately, with over 53 million Americans now identifying as freelancers. That's one-third of the American workforce!
With so many people choosing to live the freelance life – whether as full-time self-employed entrepreneurs, contract workers, or side-hustlers – the are big changes happening in the way we work.
Luckily, with a growing number of people making the leap to the freelance life there comes a growing number of tools and tech resources for freelancers available.
Software companies and startups are answering the call to help make running a freelance business easier than ever before. From tracking your time, to automating your marketing, to streamlining your contracts, there are tools out there to save freelancers loads of time on managing the day-to-day.
Here are our top 10 tech resources for freelancers.
As a freelance designer, your income is typically limited by what you're able to charge for your hourly rate and how many hours a day you're able to work.
So if you want to earn more money, you usually end up taking on more gigs and working way too hard! In many cases, that work takes place around the other important things in your life, especially if you're working from home: taking care of your kids, running errands, and chores around the house.
It's enough to make a person go crazy and completely burn out! Yes, passive income for designers is possible!
If there's one field that has a high potential for making a good income, that keeps your mind sharp… it's got to be “getting techy with it”.
In this article we'll be talking about how to start a career in tech… but first, why should you consider a career switch into the tech space right now?
Let's face it, the economic downturn of the early 2000s had a lot of people reevaluating their career choices and their motivations for zeroing in on certain kinds of jobs.
A job that has stable demand and is important to many different kinds of industries suddenly looked pretty appealing to people who realized that the jobs that supported them financially could dry up fast when budgets began to shrink.