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What a freelancer can learn from the impeachment hearings

I promise to make this a non-partisan blog post.  Really! I’ve had the impeachment hearings on within earshot of my office all for the past few days.  I have to admit, I have a fascination with parliamentary procedures.  This comes from years of volunteering on various boards.  One time, the community council I participated in…

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I’m embracing a 4 day work week

I’ve decided to change things up.  Fridays are no longer going to be official workdays for me.  I’m adopting the 4 day work week. As the year ends, I’m noticing what a crazy year it has been with the broken ankle, my aging parents and more travel than I’ve had in years.  But even with…

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Communicate all the small things you do for your clients

“It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.” – Darren Hardy In 2015, I was overwhelmed with all the little things I was doing for my clients.  Before I had a care plan, I was frantically…

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How to Make Sure You Always Get Paid as a Freelancer

At the end of last year, I had the unfortunate experience of having a new client say they wanted to cancel their project.  They expected to have a website in 10 weeks and that didn’t happen.  Now, not sending the web designer any content other than a logo file might have contributed to the delay,…

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Do a TY/LY comparison of your sales monthly

You may or may not know that I had a previous career working in corporate retail.  I often think back to the time and remember when Rachel on Friends got a job as a buyers assistant at Ralph Lauren.  She would smoke just to hang out with her co-workers.  I never did this, but the…

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Why I avoid trading services as a freelancer

For those of us that have been building websites for a few years, the pitch for trading services is the norm.  At least a couple of times a year, someone approaches me to do a website and in turn, I will get their services for something.  Sounds like a good deal, right?  Well, more often…

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