Archive | September, 2012

Issue #45

Articles

Ramit Sethi and Patrick McKenzie on Getting Your First Consulting Client

Part one of a two part series on pricing. Podcast and transcript.

Ramit Sethi and Patrick McKenzie On Why Your Customers Would Be Happier If You Charged More

Part two, podcast and transcript

25 Lifestyle Changes Guaranteed to Substantially and Quickly Boost your Creative Productivity

You’ll notice most of them are about your general health and well-being. Curious.

5 Fatal Landing Page Mistakes—and How To Fix Them

Some landing page basics and gratuitous math.

Freelance Brand Preparation: What is Your Mission?

More thoughts on brand.

Networking Basics: 8 Tips to Networking Without Being Fake

Some tips from Marie Forleo.

Is it time for password-less login?

Some thoughts on not requiring a password.

More on password-less login

A follow up to the no password story.

Resources

Best Web Fonts – Implement Google Web Fonts Most Easily

If you can’t make your own mind up about what’s good from Google Web Fonts, this tool might help.

Freelance Freedom 277: Business Proposal

Luckily haven’t dealt with a lot of folks that find it necessary to qualify it this way.

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More on password-less login

A follow up to the no password story.

Link

Is it time for password-less login?

Some thoughts on not requiring a password.

Link

Networking Basics: 8 Tips to Networking Without Being Fake

Some tips from Marie Forleo.

Link

Freelance Brand Preparation: What is Your Mission?

More thoughts on brand.

Link

5 Fatal Landing Page Mistakes—and How To Fix Them

Some landing page basics and gratuitous math.

Link

25 Lifestyle Changes Guaranteed to Substantially and Quickly Boost your Creative Productivity

You’ll notice most of them are about your general health and well-being. Curious.

Link

Ramit Sethi and Patrick McKenzie On Why Your Customers Would Be Happier If You Charged More

http://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/09/21/ramit-sethi-and-patrick-mckenzie-on-why-your-customers-would-be-happier-if-you-charged-more/

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Ramit Sethi and Patrick McKenzie on Getting Your First Consulting Client

Part one of a two part series on pricing. Podcast and transcript.

Issue #44

Articles

Kickstart Your Stalled Blog Content, Part 1: Six Steps to a Fresh Post

How to get that first new post done.

Kickstart Your Stalled Blog Content, Part 2: Make Writing Work For You

How to keep going.

Kickstart Your Stalled Blog Content, Part 3: Let Your Publication Inspire Your Next Post

And going.

To write a great homepage, try the “no-body-copy” test

If you don’t have the types of readers that read everything on your homepage, how much can they get just from the headlines?

The Power of Believing Your Own Insanity

Because if you don’t believe, why should anyone else?

Why Your Email Marketing Needs an Editorial Calendar

They’re not just for blogs.

10 Steps to a Secure WordPress Website

OMG: “Let this motivate you: we see between 50,000-180,000 unauthorized login attempts every single day at the sites we host.”

The Freelancer Sabbatical: Take an Expenses-Paid Trip Anytime You Like

For some very specific parameters, but worth a read if you’re looking to roam.

Hail to the General Contractor: How to Subcontract Freelance Work

Some advice on when and how to subcontract.

How to Get Your Business to Work for You Instead

An overview on some ways to systematize your business.

“Follow Your Passion” is bad advice. Do this instead…

Two perspectives.

How to “Evolve” Your Income and Build Your Business the Charles Darwin Way

Talk to potential customers, solve real problems, don’t be afraid to change.

iPad + Linode, 1 Year Later

Interesting read of iPad only life as a software developer.

Resources

Boot snipp

Design elements and code snippets for Twitter Bootstrap HTML/CSS/JS framework

Freelance Freedom 276: As Soon As Possible

All hail the iron triangle. Also, let’s temper your “wants” with a dose of reality.

Discussions

Rolling out some pricing changes. How do I explain my minimum project scope/daily rate?

Sponsor

This week’s newsletter is brought to you by me. I built Freelance Funnel, a service that takes the headaches out of finding new leads. If you’re a new freelancer, or don’t have a big enough referral network to keep your pipeline full, you’ll definitely want to check it out. There’s even a 30 day free trial, so there’s nothing to lose.

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