For a start, you need to get in the driver’s seat of your freelance business, take control and be assertive about the companies you work with, the work you do, and the fees you charge.
In other words, replace your freelancer mindset with a business-building mindset.
Second, you need to market your freelance business with absolute focus and confidence. This is where so many freelancers fail. They have too little confidence in themselves, and don’t know how to market themselves effectively.
I address both of these issues in what is essentially a combination of two of my programs – Profitable Freelancing and How to Love Marketing Your Freelance Business.
First, Profitable Freelancing will help you with the business-building side of the equation.
Going through Profitable Freelancing you’ll learn how to set real goals, get the best kinds of gigs, demand higher fees, work more productively and actually build an enduring business – including passive stream of income.
Then, you’ll participate in a series of upcoming webinar workshops I’ll be hosting called How to Love Marketing Your Freelance Business — which covers the marketing side of the equation.
With How to Love Marketing Your Freelance Business you'll learn how to create a marketing message you feel totally comfortable with. The outcome? You'll feel 100% confident about approaching prospective clients, without ever again feeling you're not quite ready, or good enough.
Here is some of the feedback I have received from people who have joined me for this series of webinars.
"Nick, I just want to thank you for taking the time and giving so much to helping make this a breakthrough experience for me - it takes my new career path from wobbly steps to sure-footed progress with way more clarity than I ever expected to experience from such a seemingly simple suggestion - just 'love your message' ....yeah!!!"
"Thank you Nick! The LYM program has been a big help and really helped me move from marketing very poorly to taking intentional actions. Even if I don't have the results yet, I feel much stronger about my potential. Thank you again!"
"This course has done a lot to change my mindset. With a bad habit of feeling “less-than”, your take on things was a breath of fresh air. I loved the idea of Loving Your Message — as well as your encouragement to have FUN with it. (Fun? Writing about myself?? He must be kidding.)"
Is this combination of programs for you?
It is if you want to earn a lot more money as a freelancer.
And it is if you don’t feel 100% confident about marketing your freelance business, and sometimes feel you are not ready, don’t yet know enough, or don’t feel confident enough.
About the author: Nick Usborne is an online writer, copywriter, author and coach. Read more…