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Post Project Steps 4: Portfolio

In this series of lessons we are covering all those things you need to do once a project is over. We have talked about getting paid, getting testimonials and getting referrals. Now let's talk about portfolio management.   We’re Working With Them! I think all clients appreciate a ...
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How to Convert Lesson 8: Deposits

The last stage before you start any work I taking a deposit. Money for nothing?! Some of the newer freelancers I talk to are a little apprehensive about asking for a deposit. I can understand why, you’re asking a virtual stranger to give you money before doing ...
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How To Convert lesson 7: Contracts

We’ve been covering all the bits from putting in a pitch to actually starting the job. Next I want to include the basics of what should be included in a contract, please note in no way am I a lawyer…this is not proper legal advise. Covering ...
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How to Convert Lesson 6: Negotiation

We’ve been covering how to convert a pitch into an actual sale and have been talking about persuasion, objection handling and now negotiation. For me objection handling is part of the sales process and a negotiation is where you’ve been selected and now just need ...
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How To Convert lesson 4: Objection Handling

We’ve been covering hot to convert a pitch into a sale. So far we’ve covered spec work, small jobs, following up and now I want to cover objection handling. A no is a yes? This is the first thing that many people don’t realise. When a prospect ...
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How To Convert Lesson 3: Following Up

In this series of lessons we are covering how to convert a pitch into a sale. One of the most common questions is about following up. Pipeline The first thing to do when chasing up a client is to add them into your customer relationship management system. ...
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How To Convert lesson 2: Small Job

We are talking about how to convert a great pitch into the actual work and what that involved. In lesson one we covered spec work. in this lesson I want to cover a much better alternative: the small job. Expensive The most expensive job with any client, ...
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How To Convert Lesson 1: Spec Work

Now that you’ve sent off your amazing pitch, made the call, done the presentation…how do you ensure that you convert that pitch into actual work? In this lesson I want to cover spec work. What Is It? Spec work is where a prospective client asks you to ...