Tag: freelance

11 Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself Right Now

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/ November 22, 2016

Why My Weekly Checklist is the Best Thing for My Productivity

As an INFJ who is very much ‘feelings’ driven, I have always found it hard to get into a routine and stay organised and disciplined. I usually go do whatever I feel excited about doing over the course of the...

/ February 21, 2016

The Best Way to Contact People for Generating New Paid Work

I regularly emphasise that the best thing you can do for your freelance business (or any business, really) is to regularly connect with relevant people. The more of this you do, the more you are ‘front of mind’ and in the...

/ January 15, 2016

Notes on How to Price Your Work Like a Hero

I often get asked about how to best price one’s freelance work when working with clients. How much should you charge? Where do you start? How do you charge at a level that means you keep a client interested, maximise the...

/ September 9, 2015

Why ‘doing your best’ may not be the best career path

I recently read in the enlightening book by Gary Keller, ‘The One Thing‘, that there are two ways people approach developing a skill in something. The first is an ‘entrepreneurial’ approach, in which you do something to the best of...

/ July 8, 2015

How to Get Illustration Clients Course for Illustrators Launches

9 years in the making, I finally bring to you ‘How to Get Illustration Clients’. This course comes in response to my own frustrations and failures, as well as the feedback I get from all of you regularly about struggling...

/ May 19, 2015

Write Beautiful Proposals Quickly: A Red Lemon Review of Nusii

A few months ago, a friend of mine and creative freelancing coach Jake Jorgovan connected me to Nathan Powell, a welsh designer and entrepreneur based in Madrid. Jake had plenty of praise for Nathan’s proposal-building software with a seemingly irrelevant...

/ May 14, 2015

What does it take to work for yourself, be a success and not be miserable?

There is a spectrum that exists, running between working for someone else and working for yourself. Theoretically, the ultimate state of the ‘working for yourself’ end of the spectrum is having money work for you and not requiring to do...

/ November 26, 2014

3 Ways to Instantly Lift Yourself Out of a Bad Mood

I sometimes find myself in a crappy mood. At least fleetingly, and I’m sure you sometimes feel the same. Whether this has come out of overthinking, not getting our needs met, poor diet, smoking, lack of exercise, being disrespected, or...

/ September 5, 2014

The MOST important thing to know if you want to sell anything, make an impact, and move anyone

Whether we like to think it or not, we’re all ’salespeople’ in some way or another. This is the case, even if we don’t like to call it ’sales’ and even if no money is exchanging hands. In some form...

/ July 19, 2014