7 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About a Product vs. Service Business

What building a product business taught me about the challenges, advantages, and differences between a product vs service business.

April 7, 2020

How to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer: Step-by-Step Guide

Quickstart guide on how to be a freelance graphic designer, including: degrees, how long it takes, hourly rate, and what you can ignore.

March 28, 2020

How to Make $100k a Year in Revenue, Dead Simple Guide

Ever wonder what you need to do to make six-figures? It's less than you think. In this post I reveal exactly what you need.

March 21, 2020

How to Get Web Design Clients Fast (5.7 Days on Average)

Right now there are companies and clients looking for websites. This post has proven tactics for how you can get web design clients fast, with examples of specific opportunities to go after.

March 14, 2020

“How Much Does a Website Cost?” and Other Pricing Stats

The results of a 2019 survey of 200+ freelancers that answers how much design costs including pricing for websites, logos, web apps and more.

January 19, 2020

How to Write a Conversion-Centered Freelance Proposal

The best templates and tools, for creating a winning freelance proposal in half the time.

January 9, 2020

The 8 Best Books for Freelancers

A frequently updated list of my all-time favorite books for freelancers. Each one is a must-read. Ignore at your peril.

January 7, 2020

Best Gifts for Freelancers who Work From Home

Some cool tools and toys for freelancers and remote workers.

December 19, 2019

How to Get Testimonials & Case Studies Without the Awkwardness

The definitive guide on getting awesome testimonials from all your clients no matter what.

August 25, 2019

The $5 Logo: The Ultimate Fiverr Logo Review

A Fiverr review that definitively answers: what kind of logo you can get for $5? Plus BIG problems you might not know about Fiverr.

August 8, 2019

What does freelance mean in 2020?

How to start freelancing, if you've never done it before or haven't landed a big project yet.

June 22, 2019

Dribbble Jobs Review

An in-depth review of how Dribbble Jobs works for hiring a designer. Includes screenshots of features you've never seen.

February 22, 2019

Seth Godin’s 7 Unconventional Rules for Getting Clients

A look at how Seth Godin's principle's apply to starting a freelance creative business.

November 11, 2018

Walt Disney’s 16 Unconventional Rules for Getting Clients

I detailed Walt Disney's approach to getting clients based on books and biographies.

How to End an Email and the Email Line That’s Client Repellent

A simple tip for figuring out the exact perfect way to end emails. Guaranteed great response rate.

November 7, 2018

Jason Fried’s 13 Unconventional Rules for Finding Freelance Clients

I detailed 13 Jason Fried quotes on getting clients, communicating effectively, and becoming a master salesman. For freelancers & agencies.

November 5, 2018

The Ultimate Follow Up Email for After You’ve Sent an Application or Proposal

A complete guide to sending an awesome follow up email to a client or proposal that isn't annoying.

August 11, 2018

How to Cold Email for a Job or Project You Want

Includes a real email template that I used to land a $30,000 freelance job as a new designer.

August 10, 2018

David Ogilvy’s 19 Unconventional Rules for Finding Clients

19 Core lessons + quotes on getting clients from 3+ David Ogilvy's books including Ogilvy on Advertising.

June 3, 2018