Do you have clients who are always late paying their invoices? Julie Elster shares how you can get paid on time, every time by following her tips on communication and insisting on being paid upfront.
Often, the core of the problem is lack of communication from the start, where no one knows how much to pay or when it is due or who they should talk to about billing. Julie reminds freelancers to pick up the phone and talk to their clients about expectations and figure out a payment schedule that works for both the freelancer and the client.
As a successful mentor for virtual assistants (VA) and a VA herself, Gina Horkey reveals how hiring a virtual assistant can help you leverage your time and focus on the things in your business that you should be doing.
Gina dispels the myth of a VA as a secretary or administration assistant, but rather that virtual assistants are well-educated and can help you in any aspect of your business, do the tasks you don't like to do, relieve stress, spot and solve weaknesses in your business, and at the end of the day, give you a high return on investment. Gina also shares what you need to do as a business owner to get the most out of hiring and working with a VA.
No matter who you are, you will encounter roadblocks while running your business, but that doesn't mean that you have to be stuck forever. Many of the roadblocks happen because you probably started as a freelancer to share your craft with your clients, but you might not be familiar with the growing pains of business management.
Today's guest, David Shriner-Cahn, helps his clients create breakthroughs while they struggle to grow their businesses and shares how you can implement some hiring and organizing strategies as you hit roadblocks in your own consulting business. Sometimes, it can be as simple as changing your mindset.
Freelance marketplaces such as Upwork might not be the best long-term strategy, but it is possible to find reasonably paying work and win the jobs that you are great for. Best of all, it can mean paying work very quickly.
Danny Flood shares the secrets to finding and winning profitable work on Upwork, as well as how Upwork saved him during a financial crunch and allowed him the freedom to travel the world and live in Thailand.