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My Best Tips for Getting Happy Clients | Designer77

My Best Tips for Getting Happy Clients | Designer77 | Freelance Tips | Scoop.it
Today we will be taking a closer look at what you can do to get happy/happier clients!
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Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight

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UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gar
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How Much Expertise is Really Needed to Become a Freelance Web Designer?

For more click here http://goo.gl/4O0oYt In this video I share some insights into how much experience or expertise is required in order to start your own web...
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Bad habits that hold freelancers back

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Let's just dive in to this one: bad habits that may be putting the brakes on your freelance ambitions. Feel free to add your own in the comments! And for the record, I'm not getting all superior he...

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, April 22, 2014 10:56 AM
Bad habits that hold freelancers back

April 21, 2014 by Corinne McKay

Let’s just dive in to this one: bad habits that may be putting the brakes on your freelance ambitions. Feel free to add your own in the comments! And for the record, I’m not getting all superior here…I culled many of these bad habits from my own experiences!

  • Waiting for the big block of time that is never coming. That book you’ve been planning to write; that marketing campaign you’ve been meaning to launch; that blog that you’ve been on the verge of creating…but not until you can take a week and focus only on that task. News flash: unless you’re independently wealthy and have no responsibilities to anyone except yourself, the big block of time is never coming. I tell you this because I waited (literally) two years to write the second edition of How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, because I was going to take a month off and just blaze away at it. After two years of waiting for that elusive month, I decided that even if I only wrote one sentence, I had to work on the second edition every single day. And guess what; in another six months, it was done. So, whatever your long-term goals are, chip away at them in small, regular increments.
  • Publicly ranting about clients or colleagues. When I see people doing this, mostly in the form of Facebook or Twitter posts, I have one question for them: Why? I agree, everyone needs to vent now and again. But that’s what your e-mail and phone connections to your most trusted colleagues are for. Public ranting has so many downsides, it’s hard to know where to begin. First, nothing on social media is private, and someone may forward the rant to the client or colleague at whom it’s directed, even if you don’t actually name them in the post. Second, social media is there forever. You can delete the ranting post, but lots of people have already seen it. Third, it’s off-putting to other people who might refer work to you. I would never take the risk of referring a client to someone who is a habitual ranter. Also, I think that most clients run away from translators who have a reputation as being high-drama or difficult to work with. The emotional release of publicly flaming someone just isn’t worth the risk. Fourth: that whole thing about people in glass houses. I definitely get irritated when clients or colleagues inconvenience me because of their own bad planning, or send the wrong file, or don’t understand a question or instruction that seems simple to me. But I try to keep the perspective that undoubtedly, I do those same things sometimes, possibly without even realizing it. Fifth, it’s a waste of your time and energy. With the time you spend being aggravated at a client who bugs you, you could proactively go look for a new client who pays more and is less annoying. So, keep the complaints offline, and only to a few colleagues who you really, really trust.
  • Feeling that other people have all the luck in this industry. Everyone else lands the plum direct clients. Everyone else gets asked to speak at the cool conferences. Everyone else’s webinars sell out. My take: it’s not luck.  If you want to be jealous of something, be jealous that those “lucky” people work harder than you are willing to. As Thomas Edison said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” So go out there and perspire; just don’t wait for the big block of time to do it!
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How to Market Your Freelance Business Without Feeling Like an Impostor - Copyblogger

How to Market Your Freelance Business Without Feeling Like an Impostor - Copyblogger | Freelance Tips | Scoop.it
Feeling like a fraud? Worried your work isn't good enough? Follow these five steps to overcome your fears and effectively market your freelance business.

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25 Popular Photographers And Where They Started - The Ultimate Inspiration | Fstoppers

25 Popular Photographers And Where They Started - The Ultimate Inspiration | Fstoppers | Freelance Tips | Scoop.it
 One thing we often forget - All successful photographers started somewhere. This knowledge is motivation that fuels my every action and every photoshoot. We all have the power to exceed our expectations, to set goals and reach them. We may look back at our work and feel embarrassed, asking ourselves, “What was I thinking?” But remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.  Here's a show case for 25 popular photographers with their first photos, next to their recent work. Proof that you can be successful, too.
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Remarkable Macro Photograph of a Hummingbird by Chris Morgan

Remarkable Macro Photograph of a Hummingbird by Chris Morgan | Freelance Tips | Scoop.it
Photographer Chris Morgan snapped these great macro shots of hummingbirds in 2011 at Bosque De Paz, a 3,000 acre privately-owned biological reserve in the middle of Costa Rica. The top photo is a Green-Crowned Brilliant, a bird that only grows to a length of 13cm and is not known for its ability
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Business Planning : How to Write a Business Plan

When writing a business plan, make sure to include the key components, such as an executive summary, an operation section, a management section, a marketing ...
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Freelancer Success Tips - WP Daily Themes

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Whether you are an experienced freelancer or someone that is looking to enter into the game this article will give some freelancer success tips.

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R U A Lonely Freelancer? Try Renting A Desk In A Cool Office Space

R U A Lonely Freelancer? Try Renting A Desk In A Cool Office Space | Freelance Tips | Scoop.it
The life of a freelancer or remote employee is characterized by a few day-to-day truths: a commute that doesn't necessarily involve leaving the bed, pajamas as acceptable daywear, and stretches—kind of long to very long—with no IRL human interaction. Leaving the house is healthy—but where to go?

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