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The 3 Contacts You Need to Grow Your Freelance Copywriting Business

Want more referrals and high-quality inbound leads for your freelance copywriting business? Your network is one of the most powerful tools to grow your business, but too many freelance copywriters view it as an afterthought or waste time connecting with the wrong types of people. Before you sign up for every networking meet-up in your town, you need to be strategic about who you want to connect with. As a writer, you should be networking with three types of people if you want to build your freelance copywriting business: potential clients, potential sources, and other freelancers. First let’s dig...

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How to Build a Freelance Video Production Business from the Ground Up

Demand for excellent video content is growing rapidly, and with it comes a rise in demand for contractors who know how to create that excellent video content. If you’ve been thinking about specializing in freelance video production, maybe now is the time to take the plunge. Consider this: According to a new report on internet traffic by networking hardware company Cisco, over 5 million years worth of video content will cross global IP networks in 2021 — per month. That’s a lot of video — and somebody needs to produce it. Like any freelance business, building a successful video...

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How to Keep a Tight Leash on Your Freelancing Budget

It’s nice being a freelancer. Otherwise, 55 million Americans wouldn’t choose it. No traffic jams, the ability to start your day later than others, going on a holiday without asking your boss for permission first, and so on. Yes, freelancing does sounds like a dream job. But only until you truly get into it and start seeing the reality of a freelancing budget. Then you realize that your income is irregular, you don’t have a retirement fund and you are now responsible for your own health insurance. You even have to play an accountant and deduct your own taxes....

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The Freelance Contract: How to Write an Effective Statement of Work

The freelance contract is the foundation document of your freelance business. One of the toughest things about being a freelancer is protecting yourself from your clients. We’ve all had disputes with clients large and small. They can often be soul-sucking, he-said-she-said arguments that can lead to all sorts of issues — from financial to mental. Part of the challenge is that you are just an individual, while your clients can often be savvy business owners or large organizations who know how to develop contracts with freelancers to their advantage. The best way to protect yourself from disputes for independent...

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How A Landscape Photographer Is Transitioning to Full-Time Freelancing

Erik Sellgren is a landscape photographer currently based in London. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Erik has also resided in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Singapore, Seoul and New York. Erik seeks to capture authentic and intriguing moments in peoples’ daily lives, as well as stunning landscapes. His photos have been used in blogs, travel catalogues and promotional material. He has also photographed events, weddings, portraits and many other subjects. He has had photo exhibitions in New York, Shanghai and Stockholm. Tell us about your work as a landscape photographer and your clientele. I do not have certain clients I work with on a regular...

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