#BGB Tutorial: 4 Freelance Blunders to Make You Go Woops! Or DUH. (You pick.)


Whoever has ever said freelancing is “easy” should be strung up by their toes and dangled over a balcony somewhere, mouth stuffed with oversized gooey marsh mallows to muffle the screams. (I know, I have weird notions of torture.)  Those individuals clearly don’t know Jack. (Or even Jill for that matter.) Seriously though, freelancing isn’t as easy as it may sound. It’s not “Oh lemme just hang...

#BGB Tutorial- 5 Tips to Rocking Your Customer Experience


Sometimes it’s easy to forget one of the biggest factors driving your business’ success—customer satisfaction. I know, for shame right? However business owners sometimes get a bit of tunnel vision when it comes to their day-to-day operations. Gotta make that money honey! But keeping existing customers and attracting new ones is an ongoing process and one of the most important to boot...

Take Those Necessary Business Meetings Virtual


I don’t know about you, but I’m one entrepreneur that does NOT enjoy face time with people. Meetings tend to make me crazy, and are usually more trouble than they’re worth. Not to mention they eat up valuable time I could be putting towards more productive and fulfilling endeavors, such as writing or spending time with my kiddos. No doubt you waste your own valuable time trying to coordinate the...

The Beauty of Intangible Benefits- Why Potential Customers Don’t Care and How You Can Fix It


This is a guest post from Stephanie on intangible benefits, and how you can use them to inspire customer interest and loyalty with your brand. Granted it’s not always easy to pinpoint those intangibles (meh… maybe that’s why they are called intangible!) but once you do you can learn to highlight and use them to your business advantage. People are rarely interested in a play-by...

10 Tips for Aspiring Professional Web Writers


You all know I’m a writer by trade.  So when it comes to taking the leap into self-employment, writing has been my bread and butter.  Specifically writing for the web. The bulk of my clients are people looking for digital content like articles, blog posts, ebooks, press releases, bios, web copy and more. Tavis is joining us with a guest post on some tips for those of you aspiring to write...

2010 Style- How to Enhance Your Image Through Networking


This is a guest post by Carol Montrose.  Networking today is vastly different than “the old days”.  Romancing old clients, and seducing new clients used to be a face-to-face production… now… not so much!  Carol explores the way things have changed, and how you can enhance your image today.  2010 style if you will. Networking doesn’t mean the same thing today as it did...

Get the Best Clients and- Novel Idea- Keep Them! Oh and Give Them Candy!


Being an ‘entrepreneur’ has a ton of challenges.  When you’re a freelancer on top of that (meaning you cater to clients, not just “customers”) there are even more of them! One of the biggest challenges I think with being a successful freelancer is in finding the right people to work for. Clients might be your boss (sort of) but guess what? They are also your partners! (Sort of). And, while it’s...


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