Client management and professional best practices made simple

Even after we’ve taken the plunge into the gig economy, we don’t always feel like pro’s pros. There’s we have to learn on the fly and plenty to consider when making the shift from office to freelance. In this area we cover professional conduct, client management and client communication in accessible, actionable terms that will give you the direction you need to hit the ground running.

The Manage section will help you present the best side of yourself to clients and handle those tricky negotiations without breaking a sweat.

Better Protect Your Time and Work with a Client Sign-Off

Better Protect Your Time and Work with a Client Sign-Off

We’ve recently discussed some important ways freelancers and consultants can set new client relationships up for success and affect a positive psychology towards their work. If these things matter to you (as they should), I would strongly recommend adding a client...

How To Make A Great Consulting Website

How To Make A Great Consulting Website

“Having a great consulting website completely ruined my career,” . . .  said no one ever. Business cards are handy — you never know when you might bump into your next client — but a lot of the action in the gig economy takes place outside of the physical realm and...

How to Buy Errors and Omissions Insurance

How to Buy Errors and Omissions Insurance

We recently covered a topic many of our readers have expressed interest, confusion and curiosity about: the ever mysterious realm of professional liability coverage. You can read the full post -- Do Freelancers Need Errors and Omissions Insurance? -- but the gist is...

Do Freelancers Need Errors and Omissions Insurance?

Do Freelancers Need Errors and Omissions Insurance?

It’s a fact of life that mistakes happen, even to the most experienced consultants. Sometimes the repercussions can be devastating. Things can get bad pretty fast if a disgruntled client sues you. As Adam Cecil of PolicyGenius notes in a recent blog, even a dismissed...

Is Your Email Etiquette Lousy? Shape It Up!

Is Your Email Etiquette Lousy? Shape It Up!

Email etiquette and professional communication skills are simply unavoidable when consulting and working online. Whether you crank out two-thousand word feature articles or hundreds of lines of code, chances are, as an independent consultant with a big network of...