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How to Raise Your Rates as a Freelancer

Obviously, the main benefit of raising your prices is that you get paid more per client.  Over time, as you gain more skill and experience, it makes perfect sense to consider raising your freelancing rates. No client expects you to keep your rates the same forever. As inflation sends prices higher, those effects also impact services. If you want to improve your income effectively, at some point you will need to raise your rates as a freelancer.

Setting freelance rates is a complicated business. It is even tougher to raise rates. This is why it can help to raise them on new clients and projects first. You may feel less rude when doing it with a new client, than someone you have been working with for years. Starting out with new clients and projects can give you a pretty good idea of what others are willing to pay for your expertise, and it can help you tweak your offerings to find out what value-added items clients are willing to pay for.

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5 marketing tips for freelancers

You are a freelancer, not a marketer, you probably already know that, but when you enter the universe of freelancing, you have to do a lot more than just your set projects. You are more than likely aware of just how vital marketing is by now, but incase you have been burying your head in the sand, or want to pick up some tips – here are some super simple things you can use to level up your marketing skills.

(1) Blog like a boss

How many times have you read a marketing guide, or even a freelancing guide which has told you to blog – a lot, right? You want to know why? IT WORKS, it really does. Of course there is the search optimization and SEO side of it, but there are many more reasons to turn your hand to the paper (or keyboard). If you blog more than once a month it lets your potential cliens know you are active. If someone visits your website and sees the last blog post was 2 years ago, they are going to think you’ve stopped freelancing. Even worse, if they see no blog, they might think you haven’t even started!

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LIFT OFF, We have launched!

Today (after a long Beta), we have launched. Our waiting list has been building over the past few months and today our lucky early signups will get the chance to start using Freelance Leads. We anticipate to allow about 1 user a week to signup from our growing waiting list.

If you want to use Freelance Leads, we urge you to sign up to our waiting list as soon as possible.

At this stage we just want to thank all our users past and present for helping us get to this stage. We look forward to providing you awesome leads going forward!

Thanks – Freelance Leads Team.

We have a waiting list!

The first thing we want to address is why. Why have a waiting list?

In order for us to spend the time required for each of our users finding high quality leads, we need to limit our user base. This allows us that time for each user that we just wouldnt get if we had hundreds! If you are interested in using Freelance Leads, please sign up to the waiting list.

At the minute roughly 1 person per week is getting a chance from the waiting list. Once you sign up, we will keep you updated as to your position on that list.

When you get offered a place you will have 24hours to accept it, before we hand it on to someone else. We are currently keeping registered users at the 50 mark. For us this is the sweetspot, and dont see it increasing in the near future.

Merry Christmas to all our users!

We just wanted to take a few minutes to wish all our users an awesome Christmas and a Happy, festive New Year. Beta is embarking on its third week and the feedback has been fantastic. We are really on a journey to perfecting an incredibly useful tool for freelancers, all with your help.

Leads will continue to come in for those dedicated freelancers working over Christmas.

We look forward to 2017 and launching the platform to the public. Until then, have a great holiday break!

Beta has started!

It’s an exciting day, Beta has started! As we speak emails are going out to selected users that have expressed interest in the Beta.

Beta is planned to last a month, and gives us a chance to fully test the system. It also lets us test the lead gathering systems and vetting processes we have in place. Intercom has been setup to provide easy interaction between the Beta testers and us to get quick feedback as they use Freelance Leads.

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5 Steps to Writing an Amazing Freelance Proposal (including Free Downloadable Template)

We provide you with great project leads, but whether you’re new to the game of freelancing or a long time experienced expert closing that lead and showing them you’re the best fit for the project is always a challenge.

Crafting an awesome freelance proposal that can show your skills and out gun your competitors is vital to winning projects and increasing your earnings as a freelancer.

If perfected, an awesome proposal will make leads want you for that next project. (Maybe even more than you want them!)

To get you started, we are giving away our AMAZING proven freelance proposal template for FREE.

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Beta – Whats next?

So you have just signed up to our Beta. Awesome! (If you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for? Click here and get involved!). Now you’re probably wondering, whats next?

We have a structured Beta program about to commence to make sure all our systems and processes are working as we expect before we go live. This will take place over the space of a month during which time YOU the tester will have free access to amazing project leads. What do we ask in return? That you simply alert us of any bugs or quirks you find (using our tech email which you will receive when Beta begins) and that when you land an awesome project, you also let us know!

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