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10 Steps How to Start a Freelancing Business While Working Full-Time in 2021 (and Why You Should)

Hiring freelancers is becoming not only more acceptable, but more attractive for many businesses. This creates an incredible opportunity for people with useful skills to start a freelancing business on the side, and eventually grow that into a sustainable self-employed career. That’s exactly what I’ve done with my content marketing consultant business. Fewer taxes, lower employee-related expenses,

5 Steps How to Write a Freelance Proposal (Free Template Download) in 2021

How to Write a Freelance Proposal (Free Downloadable Freelance Proposal Template)

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

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 you’re just ready for a change of pace—I’ve got your back with these best freelance job websites. One of the most common refrains you’ll hear, is that it takes

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56 Best Work From Home Jobs in 2021 (That You Can Do on the Side of Your Day Job)

56 Best Work From Home Jobs and Where to Find Them Today

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

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

25 Ways How to Be Productive (Intuitive Productivity Tips)

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 tips. 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 How to Write a Freelance Proposal (Free Template Download) in 2021

How to Write a Freelance Proposal (Free Downloadable Freelance Proposal Template)

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

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

9 Freelance Contract Template Essentials (Free Downloadable Template Google Doc and PDF)

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

How to Be Productive Working From Home in 2021 (5 Ways to Be More Productive)

How to Be Productive Working from Home (Work From Home Productivity Tips)

Between 2005 and 2017, there was a 159% increase in the number of people working from home in the United States. But this year, something major happened. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of professionals that are fortunate enough to still have reliable employment, have been thrust into working from home full-time. Many

101 Best Online Business Courses for Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Professionals (Free & Cheap) in 2021

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I know first-hand that ultimately when you’re taking an online business course—you should be paying for results. Sure, you have to show up and do the work, but the system needs to be there too. I’ve also explored the countless free, cheap & affordable online business courses on other top educational platforms like Skillshare and Udemy. I’ve

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

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 you’re just ready for a change of pace—I’ve got your back with these best freelance job websites. One of the most common refrains you’ll hear, is that it takes

62 Best Remote Jobs Websites to Find a Great Remote Job (Fast) in 2021

62 Remote Jobs Websites to Get Great Remote Jobs This Year

Over the past several years, I’ve held multiple different remote jobs working for forward-thinking, fast-growing companies that realized they didn’t need employees shuffling into a physical office every single day. But, I don’t need to tell you that… if you’re here, then you’re already convinced that finding the best remote jobs is your best next

10 Steps How to Start a Freelancing Business While Working Full-Time in 2021 (and Why You Should)

Hiring freelancers is becoming not only more acceptable, but more attractive for many businesses. This creates an incredible opportunity for people with useful skills to start a freelancing business on the side, and eventually grow that into a sustainable self-employed career. That’s exactly what I’ve done with my content marketing consultant business. Fewer taxes, lower employee-related expenses,

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

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