Issue #5 – November 14th, 2014

It’s been a busy week here. After several years I’ve found a way to brand everything my consulting company does to include one of my passions. It’ll be awhile before I have anything published about it, but I’ll be sure to tell you about the results about it for your business.

In the meantime, let’s get into the resources for this week.

Listen to the Freelance Chi podcast #5


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The big problem artists have with marketing (

Jason writes about how creatives often resist marketing and just hope that people will find their work on its own. But this is a folly and a mindset that you need to break out of.

How to not suck at email (

Email is probably one of your top communication methods so it’s important to not suck at it. Taking the time to write your emails well, can save you time in the long-run (and maybe save an upset client or two).

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.

5 tips for successful sales collateral (

For years I’ve wanted to improve my client onboarding process so the first contact with my company is a positive experience. This article from Gregg Schwartz has some great ideas about using documents as part of the sales process.

How do you describe your service? Words matter – with Robert Williams Q&A (

From using empathy to writing with a clear request, Robert Williams talks about how important it is to humanize your client through your writing.

What is your end game? (

When you’re creating your freelance business, you need to know where you want to go. In this article I relate an old classic NES game to planning out your long-term vision.

Freelancers Show #137: Productized Consulting with Nick Disabato (

In this show, Nick Disabato talks about his experiences with productized consulting from his Draft Revise and Draft coaching services.

Freelance Freedom #361 (

Nope, never done this before. I swear…

Thanks, I’ll see you next week

Eric Davis (@edavis10)