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Why Pricing Freelance Work Is Like Bartending

Why Pricing Freelance Work Is Like Bartending

While some people will tell you to make it easier on yourself by establishing fixed prices that you seek from every freelance client, I believe that doing that is like being a bartender who doesn’t know there are differently sized glasses on the shelf.

*Freelance News Roundup* —  Coronavirus Edition, Vol. 2

*Freelance News Roundup* — Coronavirus Edition, Vol. 2

Coronavirus is still with us, and boy has it taken over the freelancing-related news cycle. There’s a lot out there about why and how to freelance right now, what freelancers are facing, how they can get their hands on relief money, and what freelancers in specific industries are seeing.

*Freelance News Roundup* —  Coronavirus Edition, Vol. 1

*Freelance News Roundup* — Coronavirus Edition, Vol. 1

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on communities around the globe, and the globally dispersed community of freelancers is no exception.

I’ll be posting a series of news roundups in the coming weeks and months to keep people updated on the latest, both for freelancers in general and for freelancers in specific fields.

Here’s the first installment.

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How to Find Work: Pitching

How to Find Work: Pitching

Pitching is the process of proposing yourself as a professional to work for a company, organization, or individual in a particular way. If you think of pitching as a method of sales, you can see how it can be useful for any kind of freelance professional.

*Epic Freelance News Roundup* — Hello 2020

*Epic Freelance News Roundup* — Hello 2020

There’s a lot to chew on here, including some updates and reflection and about AB5 and related bills that freelancers are really ticked off about.

How to Find Work: Networking

How to Find Work: Networking

There are many ways to find work as a freelancer; a sustainable career will involve using an ever-shifting combination of these methods. You don’t have to use them all, but finding several that work for you is a key element of success.

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An Anecdote to Help You Think About Pricing

An Anecdote to Help You Think About Pricing

I know it’s really hard to know how to price your work as a freelancer. I always talk about how it’s an art and not a science, so you need to gather as many inputs about the client as you can to figure out how much they may be able to pay before you make a proposal.

How to Find Work: Marketplaces

How to Find Work: Marketplaces

As part of my series about how to find work as a freelancer, let’s talk about the one option that many newbie freelancers think is THE place to turn to find clients: marketplace sites like Upwork and Fiverr.

*Freelance News Roundup* — Goodbye 2019

*Freelance News Roundup* — Goodbye 2019

A Freelance Holiday Reminder: How To Be Good To Yourself In 2020, Forbes

“If nothing else, resolve to smile more in 2020. It won’t change your life, but it might make you happier. And that might change your life!”

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