#6: Make the Most of Conferences

Soon after I started my freelance business I quickly realized how much I loved going to conferences. It has become an investment in my business—a way for me to learn new skills, find clients, bond with fellow creative types and get inspired to try new things. I’m always invigorated after conferences, buzzing with fresh new ideas and excitement about things …

#5: Track Your Time for Better Efficiency

“Busyness is laziness.” Raise your hand if you reply “busy!” whenever someone asks how you are. Let’s get rid of that hectic, way too busy, frenzied feeling. Time tracking can help. Time tracking can show you how you’re spending your time and set you on a better course.    DELIBERATE FREELANCER SHOW NOTES 1:13Learn about the research that shows how being …

#4: Work Only with Nice Clients, with Jennifer Goforth Gregory

Today’s guest, Jennifer Goforth Gregory, is a six-figure freelance content marketing writer who has firmly embraced the business mindset. Jennifer, who wrote the very useful and praised book “The Freelance Content Marketing Writer,” will only work with clients she deems nice. And she trusts her gut to figure that out. She also looks at each potential client as a partnership …

#3: Host a Solo Business Retreat

Stop hustling. Stop flying by the seat of your pants. Host your own solo business retreat and take a step back to analyze your business and where you want to go—and how you can get there. SHOW NOTES 3:14Where to hold your business retreat. 4:26The supplies you need for a retreat. 5:13Why you need a retreat agenda. 5:40Six things you …

#2: Discover Your Unique Brilliance

You are uniquely brilliant. It’s time to laser in on that brilliance and make THAT the focus of your business. When my workshop coach drew a simple quadrant on a piece of paper, I changed a huge part of my business and began outsourcing parts of my life. SHOW NOTES 6:01How to use a simple quadrant on a piece of …

#1: Change Your Mindset: You Own a Freelance Business

I believe that freelancers can only succeed when you embrace a fundamental fact: You are a business owner. Stop thinking of yourself as “just” a freelancer. Say goodbye to the hustle and the feast-or-famine cycle. Instead, build a business.  SHOW NOTES 1:01The dream of being a freelancer vs. the reality. 3:29Four fundamental beliefs I have about being a freelancer. 4:20Learn …