The One Question That Will Boost Your Sales

The biggest issue with SMEs right now is their Web presence. Remember about five years ago, when people were going crazy with blogging and websites, talking about how they were the ‘shop front’ or public face of the company, and that they had to be full of great stuff that helped consumers and ‘built’ yourContinue reading “The One Question That Will Boost Your Sales”

The 3 Tools I Can’t Run My Business Without

I’ve always been the type of person who likes the odd shortcut or two. There’s nothing better than finding a way to get things done quicker or more efficiently. A way to beat the system. And it’s even more fun when you find a way to just make your life a little smoother and aContinue reading “The 3 Tools I Can’t Run My Business Without”

9 Blog Post Ideas You Can Use Today

Running a blog is a great and exciting adventure, especially when it starts to gain traction and a following.  But it takes work, and if you begin to become even remotely successful, at some point you will find yourself with a dry well when it comes to blog ideas. Don’t despair. Here are 9 waysContinue reading “9 Blog Post Ideas You Can Use Today”

How To Double Your Income As A Freelance Writer

Notice I didn’t write ‘in two days’ right there. This is no quick and easy method to double your writing income. However, if you work hard at the following approaches, you will see an improvement fairly soon. And you will eventually double the money you make. This is about the established freelance writer. If you’reContinue reading “How To Double Your Income As A Freelance Writer”

When a freelancer should turn down a job or client

We have all done it, we’ve taken on work that we didn’t want to finish. There are a number of reasons why a job turns sour. And right at the end of that horrible period of time, when we feel that we’ve wasted our time and efforts and we resent what we do, it’s importantContinue reading “When a freelancer should turn down a job or client”

How to use LinkedIn Groups to find more leads

“Join LinkedIn groups. You are 70 percent more likely to get an appointment with someone on an unexpected sales call if you cite a common LinkedIn group than if you don’t.” Amanda Johns Vaden LinkedIn is great for freelancers or small businesses because it allows you to find and communicate with people in business allContinue reading “How to use LinkedIn Groups to find more leads”

How Do I Become A Freelance Web Developer? (Part Two)

In part one of this post we looked at a few things that were necessary to get in place before you start pitching clients as a freelance Web developer. In this post, we’re going to finish up, looking at ways to get those first clients and jobs, and also how to make sure you bringContinue reading “How Do I Become A Freelance Web Developer? (Part Two)”

How Do I Become A Freelance Web Developer? (Part One)

It’s kind of a big deal, becoming a freelance Web developer. You get lots of great stuff as part of your new direction (including the ability to work on projects you actually find interesting), but also some tough stuff along the way. Ten years ago, for example, there were far fewer Web developers, it wasContinue reading “How Do I Become A Freelance Web Developer? (Part One)”

How To Ask Clients For Testimonials

Believe it or not, clients will happily give testimonials if you have delivered great work. They have spent money on trying to find a great solution to a problem they have. They found you. And you over delivered. So asking them for a testimonial makes sense. And the more glowing testimonials you have, the moreContinue reading “How To Ask Clients For Testimonials”

Increasing Customer Retention Rate: VIP Customers

Every now and then I’m going to be taking a look at some quick and practical ways in which you can make progress towards retaining more of your customers. Today we are going to focus on the VIP method, where you find your most valuable customers and give them priority and preference, and generally treatContinue reading “Increasing Customer Retention Rate: VIP Customers”