We had a really good talk over on Twitter about marketing struggles the other day. A few topics popped up, but one really stood out, and that’s pricing issues. And you know what? Everybody has a hard time with pricing. Go to any platform that supports freelancers and you’ll find posts on the topic. Here’s […]
Older Freelancer? Here’s 6 Things You Should be Taking Advantage Of.
Between established bills and shorter time to retirement, older freelancers (I’m talking early to mid-30s and older) have some challenges, but honestly, we’ve got a lot more opportunity. That might be easy to forget with all the social and traditional media focus on teens and 20-somethings, but if you take a step back, you’ll see […]
Want to Work in Multiple Niches? These 5 Tips Are For You.
This post will help you with Phase 2 of the BlackFreelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! When I first started BlackFreelance, I was ALL about focusing on one niche…not just for myself, but also that’s the advice I would give other freelancers. Lately though, I’ve changed my mind a little. […]
Everything You Need to Know About Business Writing
Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Updated 8/3/2019 First, let’s get an important fact out of the way…If you’re a freelancer, regardless of skill set, even if you’re not a writer, you need to understand business writing. That’s because business writing (usually in the form of content marketing) is probably what’s going to help move […]
Don’t Know the Value You Provide as a Freelancer? Read This.
If there’s a trick to building a freelance business, it’s focusing on value. Whenever you listen to experienced freelancers (the ones who’ve been running successful businesses for 10, 15, even 20 or 30 years) talking about how they’ve survived and thrived, that value concept is going to come up. That’s because value is everything. Value […]
Intro to Value (Read this even if you’re employed…especially if you’re employed)
There’s an uncomfortable little truth to freelancing that I think some of us are just starting to accept. It’s a truth that’s so fundamental to business, that eventually, even employed people are going to have to start paying closer attention to it. It’s pretty straightforward and might be a tad confusing at the same time, […]
Supporting Black Businesses: A New Opportunity for Black Writers, Part 2-Truths
This post will help you with Phase 2 of your Freelance Workbook…if you haven’t started yet, download it now! Also, If you haven’t read part 1, check it out here OK, so I’m going to tell you to start prospecting right now. Seems early right? Well, prospecting is something every freelancer should be doing on a […]
It’s Time to See Things Through Your Clients’ Eyes
This post will help you with Phase 3 of the BlackFreelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! A couple weeks ago, I caught a sale and put down $300 for a course on direct response writing. That might sound like a lot, but considering that direct response is where you’ll […]
What Freelance Services Should I Offer?
This post will help you with Phase 2 of the BlackFreelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! You’re going to find that some freelance questions? You end up answering over and over again throughout your career. That’s because your work as a freelancer is MUCH more flexible than what you […]
Freelance Mistake: Pretending to Be an Agency
This post will help you with Phase 2 of the BlackFreelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! My freelance website is a tribute to corporate business. Muted blues, stock photos of White men in suits, big glass buildings, and three-dimensional charts that would make any sales person proud…and ya know what? […]