Freelancing Digest Issue #80 – Proposal mistakes, Mini-projects

2 Common Consulting Proposal Mistakes And How to Fix Them

Even though I don’t do proposals, this process from Michael Zipursky about sending proposals mirrors how I do my contracts. You want to give your proposal the best chance possible.

How mini-projects can save you time, hassles, and resources

Patti Shank writes about how to use mini-projects with new clients as a way to test the relationship. I do this all the time with clients where they start with one week of the larger project as a trial project.

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Quick Links

4 strategies to reboot when business gets slow (

The single biggest mistake you make when writing proposals (

Scope Creep: A Deadly Problem for your Freelance Business (

A Client Did Not Pay Me For Software Work. What Should I Do? (

Art of Value Podcast #93: Learning the Art of Frame Control with Oren Klaff (

Productize Podcast: From Accidental Idea to $50k Launch of Dan Schwartz’s Productized Service for the Real Estate Industry (

Curtis McHale Podcast: Don’t just look for ‘any benefit’ when you’re choosing tools (

Freelance Transformation #59: The Road to Six Figure Freelance Writing with Bryce Bladon (

The Business of Freelancing, Episode 50: Jane Portman on Designing Highly-Effective Sales Websites (

Thanks, I’ll see you next week

Eric Davis (@edavis10)