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The 3 Things I Did to Make More Money as a Freelancer

Girl, let me tell you - I've tried it all to make money as a freelancer. I've offered every service, taken every type of client, worked in every niche, used all the tools, laid out all the strategies. In this post, I'm going to walk you through all that went right (and some things that went...

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What Freelancers Can Learn from the Blue Ikea Shopping Bag

You get to the checkout at Ikea with your shopping cart full of goods, and what do you see? Big bins of blue reusable shopping bags for purchase. There are no plastic bags. No brown paper bags. Just the reusable blue bags, which you have to pay for…unless you want to fumble your...

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How Being an Empath Can Help Grow Your Freelance Business

You may be an empath and may not even know it. Or maybe you know it, but you've never considered how being an empath could help grow your freelance business.

Five years ago, I was the same. I didn't realize that I held an incredible power that could be used in my business, but when I learned...

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How to Be Super Productive When Working From Home

As a seasoned freelancer, mama, and someone who doesn’t love sitting at a desk all day, I understand the challenges of working from home and staying super productive. I often find my attention wandering to the rabbit hole that’s YouTube, or the need to do one more load of laundry,...

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You Can't Do Big Things if You're Distracted by Small Ones

There’s a vicious cycle that is often unspoken with freelancers and it goes a little something like this...

We become extremely motivated to run our own business

We dive into our work and get really excited about the processes of building that business

As time passes, we fall into the...

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You’re Too Expensive vs. I Can’t Afford You

 I speak to freelancers every day, and I have to say, one of the most frequent discussions that come up time and time again is money.

When I was speaking to a new freelancer the other day about an amazing new prospect she had, she told me, “we got along so great. She was super...

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What to Do When Your Friends and Family "Don't Get It"

So, you’re at dinner or a family function, and someone asks how work is going. They either seem generally interested to hear or they’re just being polite.

You’re not quite sure, so you’re faced with two options:

1. Give them a simple, no-obligation answer that keeps you...

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What To Do When Your Life Goes South (and You Have Freelance Work to Do)

We’ve all been there. A boy breaks up with you. Your car breaks down. The Internet goes out. The store is out of your fave rose. All in the same week. It happens sometimes. Our lives go south, things happen, but we still have freelance work to do. The bills aren’t going to pay...

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How to Avoid Pro-Bono Traps (Working for Free) as a Freelancer

If you've been freelancing for a while, or you're just getting into freelancing, you've probably had "offers" for you to do pro-bono work - or in other words, work for free

New freelancers often fall into this trap because they're looking for portfolio work or they simply don't have the...

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How to Keep Your Emotions in Check When Dealing with Asshole Clients

Ok, I'll admit it, the title of this post is a little harsh, but if you've been freelancing for a while, you feel me. I'm not going to paint a pretty picture and tell you every client is a walk in the park, because the reality is that you'll get asshole clients knocking at your door. And...

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