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Mistakes to Avoid with Your First Client

Even the most experienced freelancer, with 5+ years in the industry, makes mistakes. The important thing is to learn from these mistakes, and set expectations for yourself as a freelance/small business. Teamup Team We'll help you with that right now, by pointing out a few mistakes some freelance businesses still make, for you to avoid: Not considering multiple factors when pricing projects; like the quality of your work, the type of client, the scope and deadline…etc.Not asking where the work will be seen; so you can work on the appropriate medium.Not factoring in client’s existing resources; no need to start from scratch if you have a good foundation to build on.Not having in-person meetings; communicating digitally is easy, but there’s value...

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Lifelong Learning with Lynda.com

No matter where you are as a freelancer, or business, there is alway more room to grow and enhance your practical work skills. A great resource to help you keep learning is: lynda.com (now called LinkedIn Learning) is the OG teaching tutorials, even before YouTube. With courses for a variety fields, and different instructors who are experts in their industry. ...

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Build A Portfolio for Your Business

No matter what can of business you have, showcasing your work is a priority. And the best way to do that is through an online platform. Teamup Team Keep in mind the following: Choose a hosting platform that is most suitable to your type of business. An instagram page, or websites hosts like squarespace, wix, and Adobe portfolio.Spend time to prepare and organize work samples. Your customers will ask you for what they see on your portfolio, so make sure to show your very best work!Word of mouth is a powerful thing, so make sure you collect testimonials from clients and customers. Good reviews attract new customers to your business.Always include a bio or an intro about your business. Something short and...

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Freelance & Business & Stuff: book

If you’re a creative business owner who’s looking for a practical business advice, we have the book for you: ‘Freelance, and Business, and Stuff’. The book is a great guide for creative business owners just starting out. It’s very well organized, filled with step-by-steps that are relevant and easy to understand. We love that it gives a fresh take on business from a creative perspective. ...

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Design The Perfect Work-Life Balance

Balancing your work and life is an important aspect in running a successful business. But how can you lead a healthy life and stay on top of your small business needs as well? A good way to go about this is: to treat your life like project, as if you’ve just received a brief from the client. How? Start by setting personal and professional goals, to give yourself focus and direction, which will help you make better life decisions. Think about who you are, what you want, and what’ll make you the happiest.Understand hierarchy and importance. Decide which goals take priority/more involvement from you, and what steps you need to take to reach those goals.Now the hard work; creating balance so...

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Marie TV

Still confused about what to do when it comes to running your business? We have a great resource for you to help you make your dream business a profitable reality: Youtube channel: MarieTv. Marie has an online course called B-School, and an active YouTube channel where she explore ideas, tools and strategies to help you create a business and life you love. Her interviews are inspirational, and we love the advice she shares. Check out her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/marieforleo ...

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The Best Advice You’ll Ever Hear

People keep searching for different ways to get more exposure on social media; finding creative ways to get more followers, clicks, and likes. Those people have forgotten their ‘Why’; the reason they started this business in the first place. Here’s some of the best freelance business advice we heard: Not to sound cliche, but Just Do it! Stop asking people if you should start your business, and just go for it. There’s no time like the present.Remember to mainly do this for yourself, because trying to appeal to all crowds never works, and it’ll only make you miserable.Look outside your social circle to get real exposure. Talk to magazines, websites, and other people who’s work you admire. Don’t engage your followers....

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Start with Why: Simon Sinek book

If you were inspired by Simon Sinek's 'How Great Leaders Inspire' TED talks, you will appreciate his book, Start with Why. The talk is a great summary of the main points in the book, but if you would like to dive deeper and learn more about how to be an inspirational leader in your business, check out Simon's book, “Start with Why”. ...

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