Issue #16

Editor’s Note

Maybe it’s me. Maybe it’s the iPad 3 announcement. Maybe it’s Maybel-something-makeup. Whatever it is seems like there wasn’t much out there this week.

If you’re winding down your week at 4:30p EST you might want to give Freelancer Beer Hour a visit. It is a Google+ hangout hosted by Ryan Wilcox for freelancers to unwind.

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Articles

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Be happy, work better. It’s a 12 minute TED video. Worth it.

500 Words before 8am

“I make sure to start every day as a producer, not a consumer.” How you start your day frames the rest of your day.

When The Project Is Over – The Follow-up Meeting

Assuming you haven’t screwed things up with your customers, it’s a lot easier to get more work from them–or referrals–than someone new to your network.

Monday Spark: Perform at a higher level by connecting with other freelancers

Don’t go it alone.

Coming Soon: New Facebook Pages

So Facebook is coming out with Timelines, and I still haven’t put together all the pages for my other junk yet. Ugh.

10 Steps to a Client-Winning Mindset

Stop apologizing. At least for stuff you don’t need to apologize for. Solid list of steps to put you in the right frame of mind.

3 Reasons Your Proposals Aren’t Working

I generally don’t send out propoals, per se, but if you do this might help you streamline you product.

Resources

Freelance Freedom #247: The More Things Change

The more they, well, you know.

Podcasts/Videos

What Should I Charge?

Video by Shane Pearlman on how to figure out what you should charge, it was originally given during International Freelancers Day 2011.

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