What happens when you combine the power of networking with:
- Sharing ideas
- Collaborating with a select group of peers, and
- Creative prospecting?
You become what Coach Jenn Lee calls "Captain Collaborator!"
Most of us would rather do boring chores around the house than to go out for a run.
That's what Dan Ariely, a behavioral economics professor and author of Predictably Irrational, discovered a few years ago when he surveyed almost 3,000 Oprah.com.
Ariely found that even though all of us ...
Referrals are one of the best ways to grow your solo business profitably — especially when they come from friends or colleagues you trust.
Unfortunately, many of us don't get as many referrals as we'd like. Which begs the question: Is there a way to get more and better referrals ...
Standing out in a crowded marketplace. That's one of the biggest challenges most of us face today as freelancers and solopreneurs.
How do you cut through all the noise? How can you become the obvious choice?
We've addressed this issue a few times in the last few months. But in ...
Local publicity is a proven way to position yourself as an expert. But you have to know how to effectively pitch your local media. That's why I've brought in my favorite expert in this topic, Coach Jenn Lee.
Not all clients are created equal. Some are a true joy to work with. They value your expertise and experience. They never complain. And they happily pay you top dollar for your work (and always on time!).
But then there are those clients that are just plain difficult. They complain. ...
One of the hardest things to do as a freelancer or solopreneur is to describe what you do -- and why you're better than others. But once you learn how to do that well, things get a lot easier.
One of the most UNDER-used prospecting strategies for freelancers is tapping your personal and professional contacts. That's a shame, because if anyone knows you well it's your friends, relatives and colleagues. Of course, you have to approach your contacts the right way. And you have to know where (and how!) ...
The legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said, "Don't mistake activity for achievement."
That message has never been more relevant. We're so busy and overwhelmed these days, it's easy to confuse action with progress. Especially when it comes to prospecting for clients.
I see it all the ...