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Freelancer’s Guide to Sending Work Samples Clients Can’t Ignore

A guide to creating the perfect work sample to send to clients. Including how many samples to include, how to pick the right project and more.

July 2, 2020

Upwork Proposal Tips – How to Get Shortlisted in the First 5 Minutes

Thinking about trying Upwork in 2020? Here's how to make your Upwork proposal dominate & get shortlisted by more clients. Simple, no-bs tips.

June 26, 2020

How to start freelancing while working full-time quickly

A quick-start guide for employees looking to start freelancing while working full-time, including what you can safely ignore.

June 3, 2020

Job Description Template: Web Designer

A job description written by real web designers to help you find the best candidate to help you create a great experience on your website.

June 2, 2020

Email Template: Freelancing During Coronavirus

A word-for-word template you can use to approach clients without looking insensitive right now. Written for freelancing during COVID-19.

May 2, 2020

11 Ways to Save Thousands of Dollars Right Now

If you're looking to find money saving ideas here are 11 ways most freelancers can cut thousands in 10 minutes.

April 23, 2020

8 Swipe-Worthy Lead Magnets for Freelancers

See what a great lead magnet looks like if you're a freelancer or agency owner.

April 20, 2020

Should You Start a Product Business or 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 Make $100k a Year Freelancing

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 Clients Fast

Proven tactics for how to get clients fast including specific examples of what companies are looking for.

March 14, 2020

Pricing Survey: How Much Does a Website Cost? and Other Pricing Questions

Stats from a 200+ freelancer survey answering how much designers charge for websites, logos, web apps and more.

January 19, 2020

How to Find UX Freelance Work

A step-by-step tutorial on how and where to find UX freelance work. Including new tactics for 2020 (like Slack).

January 18, 2020

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

WFH Gear for Freelancers

Some cool tools and toys for freelancers and remote workers.

December 19, 2019

How to Get Testimonials & Case Studies with Zero 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

Dribbble Jobs: How Much It Costs and Other Surprising Findings

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 to Get Better 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.

The Email Line That’s Client Repellent

How to end an email and guarantee a great response rate, word-for-word script.

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

Email Template: Job Follow Up Email After Application

Word-for-word script for a follow up email after application that will double your chances of getting the job you want.

August 11, 2018

Email Template: Cold Emailing for a Job You Want

A real email template that I used to land a $30,000 job as a new freelancer.

August 10, 2018

Real Examples of Emails to Prospective and Future Clients (with the Lines That Worked)

Email to client skills are more important than ever. This article talks about what to do when writing: introduction, follow-up, thank-you emails and more.

David Ogilvy’s 19 Rules for Getting Clients for Your Agency

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

June 3, 2018

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