When you’re first starting out as a freelancer you may be uncomfortable in asking clients for an upfront payment. As you get further into your career, you’ll realize that getting paid upfront is beneficial to your career since it keeps the cash flowing and prevents clients from bailing on the invoice that you sent them. […]

At some point in your business or career, you will run into a situation in which a client doesn’t pay. Sometimes, you have this issue because an invoice didn’t make it to the inbox or the client simply forgot. In other cases, the client disappears on you, leaving you holding the bill, having wasted hours […]

“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” – Bruce Feirstein Not everyone has tasted success, but most people are intimately acquainted with failure. This is why those who reach for beyond their view are often taken with skepticism when they share their ideas. When they say things like, “I want to […]

Why Business Owners Should Accept Credit Cards

I once had to lovingly push one of my business coach clients to accept credit cards as a freelancer. At this point in his business, he was still accepting checks or cash as a form of payment. Their reasoning? They didn’t want to deal with fees. The way the saw it, if they chose to accept […]

As anyone freelancer will tell you, establishing a long-lasting relationship with clients is vital to their business since it keeps a consistent cash flow and helps them connect with potential clients. The same can be said of businesses who employ freelancers. Not only do they bring experience and a skillset that your business desperately needs, […]

Getting paid is one of the biggest concerns that many freelancers have. We do work in good faith, expecting to receive compensation for our efforts. However, not everyone behaves with integrity. Most of us have been stiffed at one time or another, and it makes us a little nervous for the next job. There are […]

“Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.” – Samuel Johnson We all know the parable of the curmudgeonly old man who derives no pleasure from much else beyond obsessing over or hoarding money and making the lives around them miserable (Ebenezer Scrooge, […]

“Money follows art. Money wants what it can’t buy. Class and talent. And remember while there’s a talent for making money, it takes real talent to know how to spend it.” – Candace Bushnell Money doesn’t guarantee class or status – if that were true, reality television shows would be much less entertaining, and lottery […]

“Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” – Tim O’Reilly People who find themselves doing business or starting a venture for the sole sake of money will find themselves out of gas repeatedly and […]

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