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Pay Down Debt or Save Money – Which is Best for a Freelancer?

Pay Down Debt or Save Money – Which is Best for a Freelancer?

In an article I read some months ago, the author gave advice to a freelancer on whether she should save money for an emergency fund versus paying down her debt.

The advice? "Pay down your debt first." To explain her reasoning, the author showed the math and explained why paying ...

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A Foolproof Way to Get Out of a Slump

A Foolproof Way to Get Out of a Slump

I don't think there is a self-employed professional out there who's immune from hitting a rough patch every once in a while. Now a lot of the information we provide here at the academy will hopefully help you prevent a lot of these. But every once in a while you ...

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How to Use a Jigsaw Puzzle to Get More Done

How to Use a Jigsaw Puzzle to Get More Done

There was a time when I would look at really accomplished and successful people in the business world, or in the arts, and maybe reading a biography of them and wondering how did they find the time to get so much accomplished. They just seemed to be super-productive.

They ...

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One Simple Thing that Will Double Your Chances of Landing a Project

One Simple Thing that Will Double Your Chances of Landing a Project

In this video I share a simple thing that you can do that will double your chances of landing a project.

Now, consider this scenario. Say you're a freelancer copywriter. And a perspective client finds out about your copywriting services and sends you an email. And she says that ...

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How to Get Paid Faster

How to Get Paid Faster

In this training episode, we're going to talk about how to get paid faster.

Sometimes you encounter clients who just take too long to pay no matter what you do. And those are, of course, clients who you want to eventually move away from. But the fact is, very ...

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When NOT to Cut Your Fee — And What to Do Instead

This is video number three in our series on getting clients. If you missed the first two videos in this series, go back now and watch how to get new clients and how to write a winning sales letter.

In this video, I explain how to follow-up with your prospects ...

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How To Write a Winning Sales Letter

This is video number two in our series on getting clients. And we're talking today about how to write a winning sales letter.

If you saw video number one, just a quick recap: when we're talking about sales letters in this series, we're not talking about salesy, cheesy, pushy, junky, ...

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How To Get New Clients

There are many different ways to land new clients. But this one tactic in particular is something you should really take a look at. And it's widely recommended by others too.

This is the first of three videos. It's a special three-part video series that we're going to run on ...

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How To Create Awesome Content By Interviewing Others

David was one of our presenters at the first ever International Freelancers Day in September 2010.

David Siteman Garland is the Founder of The Rise To The Top, The #1 Non-Boring Resource For Building Your Business and author of Smarter, Faster, Cheaper: Non-Boring, Fluff-Free Strategies for Marketing and Promoting Your ...

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Why Use Google Alerts in Your Solo Business?

Why Use Google Alerts in Your Solo Business?

This episode is about how to use Google alerts, what they are, why they are important to solo professionals, and how easy they are to set up and start integrating into your daily practice.

Google alerts are email updates on important topics, topics that you specify that get delivered to ...

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How to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Prospecting Efforts

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Prospecting Efforts

Discover a simple yet powerful framework for finding and landing better clients...faster. ...

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How to Create a High Impact Elevator Speech

How to Create a High Impact Elevator Speech

Elevator speeches will always be an essential element of every marketing toolbox. What needs to change is how we approach and craft these messages. ...

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