Issue #59

Editor’s Note

The problem with this 1 week on, 3 weeks off scheduling idea is that client work always seems to get in the way.  I guess that’s the point, though, figure out how to deal with that.  Going to start scheduling a week off a month with my clients as a start.


Avoiding Burnout

It doesn’t just come with 80 hour weeks.  It’s also soul sucking clients or mind numbingly tedious work.  It’s a lot of other things too.  Definitely something to be aware of.

13 Timeless Lessons from the Father of Advertising

Quotes and commentary from David Ogilvy.

Vanity vs. Actionable Metrics: Are you tracking the right stats in your business?

Don’t just measure, measure the right things.  And use those results to make your business better.

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How “We’re booked” was ruining our business.

Make time for your business, even when you’re busy doing the work.

Tips for successful freelancing

Interesting point about not subcontracting when you have too much work.  I don’t quite agree with that point, but I’ve been frustrated enough with subcontractors to have that resonate with me.

The Complete Guide to Setting and Negotiating Freelance Rates

Rates are not permanent – sound advice.

5 People You Need in Your Inner Circle

Not quite the business “Jedi Council” but more advice to don’t go this alone.


7 Tips for Finding Anyone’s Email Address

I guess guessing is a tip.

Sqwiggle – Remote Working, Made Awesome

An “always on online workplace for your remote team”.

An EASY way to improve your writing, fast

tl;dr – trim out 10% off your copy, it’s fluff anyway.

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