Tag: clients

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Client Green Flags: 11 Signs of a Good Client

I’ve been freelancing full-time for 17 years, and it took a while (and a bunch of not-so-great clients) to realize: You can have really good clients—and only good clients! Sure, maybe you need to sow your oats with some bad clients to realize what good looks like. But if … Read On ›

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A simple formula for firing clients

I’ve done a ton over the years to make sure my clients are pre-qualified and a good fit. I’ve made sure my intake process alerts me to red flags in advance—and that there are rules, boundaries, contracts and deposits in place to weed out un-ideal clients and … Read On ›

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Website Calls-to-Action Done Right

When it comes to your website calls-to-action, are you asking for something? Making the next step easy? Are viewers taking action? What if you can take things a step further—and use your website calls-to-action to seal the deal with ideal prospects? Alas, you can. And in this comprehensive post, I’m going … Read On ›

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How to handle the need for instant gratification

If you’re in an eligible zip code, you can get Amazon deliveries within just hours. Pretty amazing when you need cough medicine and can’t leave the house. But slightly less amazing when you realize it’s affecting the way we all want things immediately. If, as humans, we had the ability to wait … Read On ›

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How to prepare for a strong project kickoff

So, you’ve hired me to design and develop your awesome WordPress website. Yippee! We’ve come to agreement.You’ve signed the contract.You’ve sent the deposit.And we’re scheduled for a kickoff call to get your project started. What is a kickoff call? The kickoff phone call is the official beginning of our work … Read On ›

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8 Tips to Find Blog Ideas

What should I write about? If this question keeps you up at night, I’ve been there. But the real question to ask is this: What keeps your ideal clients up at night? Because in that question, you’ll find your answer. In Ilise Benun’s recent blog post, she says: “When I … Read On ›

Repeat after me: No.

Today I want to share a very real scenario that’s plaguing business owners everywhere. It looks something like this… Your brain: “I should say no to this request.” Your mouth: “Sure, no problem!” When you mind says no, but your mouth keeps saying yes, you get yourself into quite the … Read On ›