Freelancing Digest Issue #75 – March 18th, 2016

Financial Independence For Freelancers

Brennan has done a great job writing about planning for your financial future. Having a well-funded business emergency fund has let me: take 6 months off to build a product, take 5 months off to learn email marketing/copywriting/AdWords (and level up my marketing), and weather an unexpected tax bill that was 300% of what we expected.

How to Turn a Potential Prospect into a High Quality Lead

I see freelancers jump too quickly into their sales process. They get on a call or start on a proposal before even understanding what the lead needs and if the lead would be a good fit. That’s why so many freelancers don’t win the project and waste a lot of time. What they need to do is to focus on qualifying the lead first, before they try to make the sale or send a proposal.

The Freelancer’s Guide to Long-Term Contracts ( SPONSOR

Long-term contracts have been the one technique that really made my freelance business a success. So successful in fact that I’m able to work one week each month, taking the rest of the month off, and still make enough to live off of. This training teaches you how.

Quick Links

David Ogilvy’s 20 unconventional rules for getting clients (

Having Something To Sell (

Authority: Your "Secret Source" for More Business (and How to Build It) (

Show interest in your prospects’ problems with echoing questions (

Why Your Business Needs Deliberate Practice (and How to Do It) (

Niche social networks (

Freelance Transformation #53: How to Win Agencies as Clients with Nate McGuire (

Double Your Freelancing Episode 49: Alex Mathers on Kickstarting Your Audience (

Freelancers’ Show: #193 FS Creating New Value for Clients (

Thanks, I’ll see you next week

Eric Davis (@edavis10)