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10 Steps How to Start a Freelancing Business While Working Full-Time in 2020 (and Why You Should)

With over 54 million Americans alone, opting to forego traditional careers and start a freelance business that gives them more flexibility to create a lifestyle they love, we’re seeing an unprecedented shift in the way companies function around the world. Hiring freelancers is becoming not only more acceptable, but more attractive for many businesses. This creates an

5 Steps How to Write a Freelance Proposal (Free Template Download) in 2020

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It pays to learn how to write a freelance proposal, whether you’re new to the world of freelancing, a seasoned veteran in your field or freelancing while working a full-time job. Convincing potential clients that you’re the best fit for the job (with a strong freelance proposal) is an invaluable skill to learn early on. Writing

80 Best Freelance Jobs Websites to Get Remote Freelance Work (Fast) in 2021

80 Best Freelance Jobs Websites to Get the Best Freelance Work This Year

If you’re looking for the most well-paid, best freelance jobs on the market today, whether you’re freelancing on the side or full-time, then you’ve come to the right place. No matter if it’s a few more bills than usual these days, a slow down at your day job, a boss that’s getting progressively worse, or

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80 Best Freelance Jobs Websites to Get Remote Freelance Work (Fast) in 2021

80 Best Freelance Jobs Websites to Get the Best Freelance Work This Year

If you’re looking for the most well-paid, best freelance jobs on the market today, whether you’re freelancing on the side or full-time, then you’ve come to the right place. No matter if it’s a few more bills than usual these days, a slow down at your day job, a boss that’s getting progressively worse, or

10 Steps How to Start a Freelancing Business While Working Full-Time in 2020 (and Why You Should)

With over 54 million Americans alone, opting to forego traditional careers and start a freelance business that gives them more flexibility to create a lifestyle they love, we’re seeing an unprecedented shift in the way companies function around the world. Hiring freelancers is becoming not only more acceptable, but more attractive for many businesses. This creates an

5 Steps How to Write a Freelance Proposal (Free Template Download) in 2020

5-Proven-Steps-to-Writing-a-Perfect-Freelance-Proposal

It pays to learn how to write a freelance proposal, whether you’re new to the world of freelancing, a seasoned veteran in your field or freelancing while working a full-time job. Convincing potential clients that you’re the best fit for the job (with a strong freelance proposal) is an invaluable skill to learn early on. Writing

101 Best Online Business Courses for Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Professionals (Free & Cheap) in 2020

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Over the past 10 years, I’ve gotten to work with and participate in hundreds of the best online business courses in the world. During my time leading the marketing for daily free online business courses with the world’s top entrepreneurs on CreativeLive, I learned a thing or two about what it takes to produce high quality online business

55 Best Work From Home Jobs in 2020 (That You Can Do on the Side of Your Day Job)

Best Work From Home Jobs You Can Do On The Side Of Your Day Job

Searching for the best work from home jobs can be a pain. Whether you love your day job or can’t wait to quit, maybe you’ve been thinking about getting a work from home job on the side. But regardless of your long-term goal… the next logical question is naturally, what can you do? For now, let’s

62 Best Remote Jobs Websites to Find a Great Remote Job (Fast) in 2020

62 Remote Jobs Websites to Get Great Remote Jobs This Year

Whether you’re searching for the best remote jobs in order to unlock a more flexible schedule void of the daily commute, or to land the kind of remote job that’ll empower you to leave home behind in exchange for traveling the world, then you’re in the right place 😊 Over the past several years, I’ve held

Freelancers: 5 Steps to Write a Cold Email That Converts New Clients (Free Cold Email Templates)

How to Write a Cold Email (and Free Cold Email Templates for Freelancers)

Like it or not, there’s both an art and science to learning how to write a cold email template that predictably converts new freelance clients. Today, we’re talking about both. And we’re using my real cold email templates, case study examples and screenshots of the actual cold emails that generated  $110,500+ for my own freelance side business last

9 Freelance Contract Template Essentials to Stay Safe and Get Paid on Time (Freelance Contract Template)

9 Freelance Contract Essentials to Stay Safe and Get Paid on Time

Too many freelancers (particularly new ones) rush into working with clients without getting a freelance contract template signed and put into place. Trust me, I know. It can be tempting to skip the “formalities” of getting a freelance contract signed by your busy client—especially if you’re just doing some consulting work for a mutual friend, or you’re

25 Ways How to Be More Productive: Genius Productivity Hacks (Crowdsourced) from Top Entrepreneurs

Be More Productive (Best Productivity Hacks)

How big is your to-do list? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably huge and you’re looking for ways to be more productive. Enter: Productivity Hacks. This year, my to-do list has turned into a growing mountain of “important” tasks that always seem to lead to something else (of course equally as important) that needs to

5 Steps to Mastering Project Management for Freelancers (How to Manage Freelance Projects)

5 Steps to Mastering Project Management for Freelancers

One of the hardest truths I had to learn when I first started freelancing was how much time it took up. And I’m not just talking about the work itself. I had (and still have) no problem estimating how long a project might take for a client. But it’s all the other little, yet equally important

The $5,000 Freelance Writing Challenge: How to Start a Freelance Writing Business (on the Side of Your Day Job)

Start Freelance Writing $5,000 Challenge

Final update! April 2nd: The past couple of weeks have been a blur for sure, but… WE DID IT! After sending 22 outreach emails/messages… Having 11 meetings with prospective clients… And submitting 5 proposals for review… I ended the 30 day challenge with 3 booked clients for $9,000 in revenue. It was a lot of

Should I Quit My Job Before Starting a Business? 5 Key Questions to Ask & Justine’s Story

Should I Quit My Job Before Starting Business

It’s a difficult question to answer… Should I quit my job before starting a business? As with most major life decisions, the answer is it depends. Personally, I’m a little biased though. Over the past few years I’ve grown multiple side hustles into the five and six-figure range before quitting my job to pursue them full-time. For me,

How to Become a Freelance Writer on the Side (and Land Your First Freelance Writing Client)

How to Land Freelance Writing Client

Becoming a freelance writer on the side of your day job can be one of the best ways to augment your income & work towards being your own boss. Landing your first freelance writing client is a major milestone on that path. Something to be extremely proud of. To get excited about. To celebrate. The affirmation

15 Freelance Portfolio Essentials to Win Higher Paying Clients

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What’s the one thing most highly paid freelancers have in common? A powerful personal brand, and the online proof (reputation) to back it up. If you’re the best at what you do and you can prove it, you’re in a much better position to set your rates and turn away clients that don’t benefit your business.

6 Most Common Freelance Proposal Mistakes

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Perhaps the most essential skill to master when launching or growing a freelance business, is perfecting your ability to find, pitch, and close the best possible clients for your business. That’s where crafting an amazing freelance proposal and cold email outreach campaign comes in. It doesn’t matter if you’re the best writer, marketer, designer, or

Infographic: Are You Charging the Right Hourly Rate as a Freelancer?

How to Calculate Your Freelance Hourly Rate Ryan Robinson for CreativeLive

Do you have a freelance business? Perhaps you’re looking to start freelancing in the near future.. If so, you’re either already looking to grow your client-base and scale your business, or you’ll soon be joining the over 54 million freelancers in the US, all seeking to gain more control over their careers. One of the tallest