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Start Up Right 3: Your Skillset?

I’m talking about starting up your self employment/business in the right manner and a key aspect of this is knowing what to expect. Here I want to talk about your own skills coming into it. Skills That Pay Bills Normally, and especially on the freelance side people ...
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Good Client Relations 16: Smaller Clients

Coming to the end of our topic about good client relations I wanted to do a quick summary of some of the positive and negative attributes of both bigger and smaller clients. Bigger Impact One of the main positives about working with those smaller clients and my ...
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Good Client Relations 9: Committees

We are currently covering how to have good relationships with those clients with bad habits. Today I want to talk about groups. We all know that old phrase about how a camel is a horse designed by committee. Too Many Cooks One of the most common problems ...

Good Client Relations 6: Perfect Client

When talking about client relations, you can’t really avoid talking about different kinds of client. To start off with I wanted to talk about that perfect client. Great Expectations When you think about your perfect client , you probably imagine a scenario where a client finds you, ...
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Good Client Relations 4: Communication

I’ve talked a lot about the importance communication so far, but let’s delve into some of the specifics. Be Dumbo Any salesperson worth their salt will tell you that the key to success is to listen more than you talk. Often freelancers feel they need to prove ...
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Good Client Relations 3: Time

Hitting deadlines is key in any working capacity, especially when you have been the one to set the deadline in the first place! A client can be as late as they like (within reason) but you can NEVER BE LATE. Chunk Of Time Here comes some super ...
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Good Client Relations 1: First Steps

You’ve pitched, you’ve converted that pitch and now you have a contract signed off. In this next section I want to cover a good client relationship, and what to do to avoid one going bad. Let’s start off with those first steps though… Who is a ...