Author: Jessie Kwak

Prove You’re an Expert! 7 Ways Planning Consultants Build Credibility

Everywhere you look, independent planning consultants are calling themselves experts. Whether or not it’s true is beside the point. Just the fact that anyone could call him or herself an expert these days means that people are naturally more suspicious of the term. Clients want to hire expert planning consultants, but they need more proof than just a tagline on your website. How can you show you really know your stuff? By creating a body of content that conveys your ideas and communicates your brand. When you demonstrate your knowledge and skill set around a particular niche, methodology or...

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7 Powerful Strategies for Getting Recurring Income as a Freelancer

As a freelance consultant, living project-to-project can be tough. A juicy contract could end early. A prospective client could disappear without a trace. A much-needed payment could be trapped somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle of your client’s accounts payable department. Knowing you have a certain baseline of recurring income every month can go a long way toward increasing your peace of mind. Recurring income can give your freelance business a safety net to tide you over while you’re waiting for that next big client project to land. It helps smooth out the valleys of your billing cycle and lets...

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The Beginner’s Guide To Getting Upfront Payment From Freelance Clients

Dealing with the ebb and flow of freelance finances is one of the biggest challenges of building a business as a freelance consultant or solopreneur. Sending multiple invoices, tracking down late payments, and juggling bills while you wait for that “check in the mail”? If that sounds like you, it’s time to think about requesting upfront payment from clients. Getting upfront payment for freelance or consulting work is a common industry practice, especially for bigger projects. But negotiating it can be tricky, and a lot of new freelancers are nervous to ask. They don’t want to jeopardize work from...

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How to Start a Freelance Business In One Step? Why Reckless Is Best

From freelance animation to financial consulting, more business professionals are ditching the day job for the flexibility of a freelance lifestyle. Work from home is an attractive idea, but knowing how to do the work in your field is only half the requirement. The other half is knowing how to start a freelance business that will sustain you. Put another way, if you are a freelance photographer, you aren’t just taking pictures that fulfill the creative brief. You are selling photography services and building all the marketing and management processes that go into succeeding. Diving into the 1099 world...

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