Freelancing Digest Issue #82 – Retainers, Email marketing

The Freelancer’s Guide To Retainers

Brennan Dunn has created a comprehensive guide to retainers for freelancers. I’ve had a few retainers that acted like recurring chunks of hours. While nice for the guaranteed income, he describes much better ways to provide value for your clients (and capture some of that for yourself).

A Sermon About Email Marketing for Independent Consultants (and Freelancers)

There are very few consultants who are using email marketing to its full potential. There is much more you can do with it that will have direct impacts on your marketing. In this article Philip Morgan pushes hard on how much you’re underestimating your value.

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Quick Links

The Value of Saying No to Potential Clients (

Do You Need to Be a Really Good Programmer to Make a Living Freelancing? (

How to Fake Authenticity (

How to make sure you don’t end up with a client from hell (

7 Tactics for Handling Late and Non-Payment (

The 10 Commandments of running an awesome Business (

A Web Designer’s Guide to Project Schedules (

Want to build marketing that works while you sleep? Find a niche. (

How to Implement a Retainer-Based Payment Model (

How To Prevent Scope Creep Without Writing Massive Spec Documents – May 11th (

Art of Value Podcast #95: A Value Conversation for the Solopreneur with Eric Davis (

Freelancers’ Show #199: Remote Consulting Tools and Techniques (

Freelance Transformation #61: Lessons Learned from Short-Term Design Placements with Prescott Perez-Fox (

The Business of Freelancing, Episode 52: Eric White on Jobs To Be Done (

Productize Podcast: A Productized Service – Without Growing a Team – With Nick Disabato (

Thanks, I’ll see you next week

Eric Davis (@edavis10)