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chasing those prospects up

Basics of Sales 6: Chasing

Following on from last week’s lesson giving you an outline on your sales, we have so far done some research, found our target customer, sent them some details and checked if they have gotten it. They are not in Quite often the person you need to speak ...
where can i find work?

Start Up Right 8: Finding Work

Easily the thing I get asked most about is where exactly to find work. Some people seem quite insistent on knowing in fact! Obviously this will depend greatly on the industry and business that you are in, but here are a few tips. Friends and Family Often ...
reviewing a project, Oliver Gwynne

Post Project Steps 6: Review

We have been talking about what happens post project and how to make the most out of your last job in order to get the next one. Next I want to talk about reviewing a past project so it can help you improve future projects. You ...
best ways to showcase your freelance work

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 ...
good client relationships scope creep

Good Client Relations 10: Scope Creepers

We are continuing our guide through those less desirable client attributes and how best to handle them. Today we’re talking about scope creep. Scope creep is where a client keeps pushing for little extras here and there which quickly add up. That’ll be 10 minutes… The dangerous ...
good client relations work flow

Good Client Relations 5: Work Flow

One of the key differences with collaborating with clients vs co-workers is the nature of your relationship is much more transactional. You have been hired usually for a short amount of time to do a specific thing because you are an expert in this. You ...
howtoconvert2

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 ...