Author Archives: CMColeman

Are You an Entrepreneur or a Freelancer?

September 3, 2015 by

The most successful freelancers I know are very entrepreneurial. They have nearly as much (if not the same) business sense as they have talent in their chosen craft. ...

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#029: David Nihill on Using Humor to Become a Better Public Speaker

April 2, 2015 by

Delivering talks to very targeted groups can be a great way to generate new freelance business. Especially if used in conjunction with other smart marketing strategies.

But to captivate your audience and keep them engaged, you have to be an effective speaker.

Fortunately, this is a learnable skill. Just ask ...

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#022: Amy Porterfield on How to Generate Hot Freelance Leads with Facebook Ads

December 11, 2014 by

I've never been crazy about using traditional advertising or pay-per-click to generate freelance client leads.

But the advent of Facebook has changed my thinking about this.

Facebook is a marketer's dream. It allows you to target audiences that are ridiculously specific. This enables you to craft a much more powerful ...

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#005: How Virtual Support Can Help You Grow Your Business

April 1, 2014 by

I've been intrigued with the idea of virtual assistants and virtual support since reading Tim Ferriss' Four-Hour Workweek.

But I could never figure out how to make it work as a freelancer. It felt like one of those things that sounds great on paper ... but doesn't quite work in ...

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#004: How to Supplement Your Income by Creating and Selling B2B Products

March 18, 2014 by

Freelancing is a great way to earn a living. But sooner or later, every successful freelancer starts to ask himself ...

"Gee, will I ALWAYS have to trade time for money?"

Even if you price your work by the project, you're still selling your time. When you go away on ...

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#003: How to Command Higher Fees With This Simple Strategic Shift

March 4, 2014 by

Are you having trouble getting clients to pay you what you're worth?

Sick of all the low-cost providers who are bringing down prices in the creative arena?

I have a different take on all this. And that's exactly what I'm discussing in this week's show. Once you understand what's really ...

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#002: One Simple Strategy to Land Work This Month!

February 18, 2014 by

In this episode of Smarter freelancing podcast you'll hear from Coach Jenn Lee on one simple strategy to land work this month! ...

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#001: Smarter Freelancing Is a Choice

January 28, 2014 by

Smarter freelancing is all about how to earn more in less time ... doing work you love ... for better clients. That way you have the time and financial freedom to live your purpose. ...

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Survey Results and Analysis How Freelancers Close the Deal

November 10, 2013 by

I just shot a 16-minute video detailing the findings of a survey I conducted last week.  The survey focused on how many quotes turn into paid work.

More than 2,500 freelancers responded! I drilled down into the numbers and found some very interesting patterns.

At the end, I also give ...

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How to Land Large Corporate Clients

October 25, 2013 by

Corporate clients are the main reason why I've consistently earned a six-figure income as a freelancer.

These clients are much more likely to have bigger budgets and a greater ongoing need for outside professionals.

But how do you find the right companies to target? And how do you get your ...

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