Issue #57


Is Your Home Office Leaving a Bad Impression?

Entertaining clients in your home office just sounds crazy to me.

How to Manage an Entire Agency and Still Get Work Done

So, assuming you have the work for an agency, here’s some tips on how to manage them without spending your whole day on it.

Why Real Businesses Don’t Charge $5/month

Because it limits your options for customer acquisition and maybe gets you customers you don’t want.

9.5 Realistic Ways to a Higher Freelance Rate

Say no. Lots.

Tips for work-life balance

Some thoughts from an academic.

A Freelancer’s Guide to Creating a Revenue Stream and Passive Income

“Usually these strategies are far from passive”.

Three Upgrades Your Small Business Needs — And Fast

A bit colorful but sometimes you need to hear it a different way to hear it at all.

10 Confidence-Building Exercises for New Freelancers

Because there are other skills we need to practice too.

Every aspect of your freelance business is about marketing. At least, it should be.

Marketing and promotion aren’t the same thing.


Ask HN: Tools of the trade, 2013 edition

More SaaS services than you can shake a stick at. Or read through in less than 15 minutes.

What to Ask a Client Before You Start Their Project

Some onboarding questions with a slant towards web design projects.

8 Ways to Get More Leads for Your Business on LinkedIn

What it says.

Freelance Freedom 297: Hired Gun, Part 1

There’s a new sheriff in town.

Freelance Freedom 298: Hired Gun, Part 2

Part 2

Listening & Watching

How To Name Your Business: Should You Choose Your Name or Something Else?

Marie Forleo answers this question.


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