Freelancing & Consulting

How Past Successes Can Hurt Your Blogging or Freelancing Career

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How Past Successes Can Hurt Your Blogging or Freelancing Career

One of the strangest truths about self-employment is that people who have been successful in school and jobs often have a difficult transitionto a more entrepreneurial lifestyle. Many give up before they ever get any traction. Meanwhile, I’ve seen plenty of dropouts, job hoppers, and former C-students building huge blogs, racking up clients, and enjoying incredible success at self-employment. But… 

What to Do When Your Client Unintentionally Sabotages Your Efforts

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What to Do When Your Client Unintentionally Sabotages Your Efforts

This is a post that shouldn’t have to be written. In a perfect world, your client would not only NOT sabotage your efforts, but they’d give you the information and assistance you need to effectively help them out. In the real world, however, you’ll find things don’t always work that way. Unintentional client sabotage happens for a variety of reasons,… 

The Benefits of Being an Inactive, Timid Consultant

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The Benefits of Being an Inactive, Timid Consultant

We all know about the benefits of being a hard-working, go-getter sort of consultant. When you repeatedly, routinely put yourself out there and try to make things happen, you eventually get good at it. You build a network and client history. You get higher paying jobs. If you’re not afraid to keep hearing the word “no”, you can earn hundreds…