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8 Ways to Get Your Rate Right by Using an Osmosis Questionnaire

Are you charging enough money for the freelance work that you do? You probably aren't. Most freelancers underestimate how much they should charge for a project. Sometimes the amount of the underestimation is significant. In extreme cases, underestimating a project can mean the end of a freelancing business.

Dominic posted this

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Freelance Proposal More Effective

What is your proposal acceptance rate? How many of the proposals you send out to prospective clients are actually accepted? It takes a lot of work to put together a proposal. And you only get paid for that work if the prospect becomes a client. If a proposal is rejected, you don't get paid. Unfortunately, some freelancers don't know how to create an effective proposal.

Dominic posted this

Die Scope Creep Die

Scope creep (also known as focus creep, requirement creep, feature creep, function creep, “I’m a creep” ) in project management refers to uncontrolled changes or continuous growth in a project’s scope via Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scope_(project_management) . From my own experiences, I would describe it as – small un-agreed change requests made by a client that will gradually...

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How to Overcome Psychological & Physical Barriers that Cause Procrastination

Are you a procrastinator? If you're really honest with yourself, odds are that you answered " yes " to that question. We all procrastinate from time to time. But if procrastination is keeping you from accomplishing what you need to get done or if it becomes a habit, it's time to take a deeper look. There are many reasons why people put things off.

Caroline posted this

How to Create an Effective Work Agreement to Protect Your Freelancing Business

Are your work agreements really protecting your freelancing business? Most freelancers understand that they need to create a work agreement or contract before starting a project. Starting a project without a signed work agreement from your client can lead to all sorts of disagreements and other problems.

Caroline posted this

How You Can Use the Right Questions to Reduce Freelance Project Problems

What if you could keep from working for bad clients and reduce client misunderstandings. Would you do it? Of course you would. Fortunately, there really is a way to filter out bad clients and reduce client misunderstandings. It's all a matter of asking the right questions at the right time in the design process.

Dominic posted this

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