Author: Gregory Ciotti

The Great Pricing Debate: Hourly Rates vs. Project Pricing

Have your gloves on? You’re going to need them today. That’s because we’re talking about something that’s been hotly debated among freelancers since the beginning of the profession. Of all the topics related to freelancing, from sales proposals to marketing, there’s one that always gets people heated and is met with debate on all sides. […]

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6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is something that everyone deals with. Given the fact that we mostly write for the self-employed and freelancers, it’s a bit surprising to me that some of our most popular posts have been on being more productive and staying disciplined. It likely means that when we start taking away some of the consequences related […]

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How to Set Up a Retainer Agreement: Earn More From Your Best Clients

A big obstacle that many freelancers face is a lack of consistency in their schedule. When you have bills that show up on a regular basis but work that only brings in money when it’s available (and after you’ve put in the time), things can get stressful in a hurry. This isn’t just a problem […]

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3 Proven Ways to Improve Your Client Testimonials for More Sales

“Nothing draws a crowd quite like a crowd.” P.T. Barnum was a guy who knew a little something about drawing crowds, and his advice above stands as one of the most important things you need to learn if you want to grow a successful business… Your leads and customers care more about what other customers have […]

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Freelance Marketing 101: A Recipe for More (and Better) Clients

Freelance marketing is something that a lot of hard-working freelancers seem to struggle with. A lot of us see the word “marketing” and our eyes glaze over right away. That’s a shame, because those of us who are successful online usually don’t engage in the “slick-haired salesman,” Gordon Gecko-esque tactics that most people hate. Today, […]

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