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13 Startup CEOs Share Their Best Advice For Freelancers

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Great advice comes from people with experience. That’s why you go to your doctor for health advice, turn to your accountant for financial advice, or talk to your mom for relationship advice.

So, to bring you some valuable freelancing advice from people with plenty of experience, I recently reached out to thirteen successful startup CEOs who’s been working with dozens of freelancers throughout their career.

And I asked them one question:

What is the best piece of advice you can give to a freelancer?

Here’s what they had to say.

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5 Effective Psychological Tricks To Attract More Freelance Clients

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This may seem like a weird request, but I want you to think of a Lucky Dwarf. Any one of those  Lucky Dwarfs you’ve seen or met in your life. Got it? Good.

Now, quickly think of a number between one to ten.

Let me take a wild guess, were you thinking of the number seven?

Don’t worry, I don’t have telepathic abilities to read your mind. I was just using a psychological effect called Priming to trick your subconscious mind into thinking the number seven by using two simple words “Lucky Dwarf”, both of which are commonly affiliated with the number seven (eg: lucky number 7, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). It’s a trick I learned from Nick Kolenda’s book, Methods of Persuasion.

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15 Best Tools I Use To Supercharge My Freelance Work

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Is this another one of those Top 10 Lists with a set of boring apps we already know about?

Well, not exactly.

This is more of a personalized list of the best tools for freelancers. These are the tools I use every day to speed up my work, manage my projects, create invoices, and stay productive throughout each day.

If you’re a freelancer, or, at least hoping to become one, it’s worth checking out this list of freelance productivity tools because in this list I will tell you exactly how I use each of these apps to boost my freelance work.

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How To Learn From Your Day Job And Venture On Your Own

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Have you ever thought about leaving your day job?

Of course, you have. Everyone thinks about quitting that boring and demeaning day job, every day. But none takes the initiative to actually do it because we are all afraid to lose that paycheck we receive at the end of each month.

So, what do we do instead? We suck it up and go through that day, hoping that tomorrow things would be better, knowing subconsciously that it never will.

If you hate your job and feel like it’s consuming you in whole, you should go ahead and quit it. And no, you don’t have to risk your finances over your day job.

The obvious solution is to plan it ahead before you actually quit your job. So that you have a way to pay the bills while you live the rest of your life doing something you love, working from home, and stress-free.

But how? Well, that’s a good question. Let’s find out, shall we.

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21 Reasons You’re Not Getting Any Work On Freelance Sites

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A friend of mine, who recently started freelancing, asked me a question the other day. Here it is in his exact words: “How come I’m not getting any work on UpWork when you’re making a butt load of money?”

I’ll tell you the same answer I gave him: The first few months of your freelancing career is not going to be a pleasant experience. You will struggle to find work, you will make a lot of mistakes, and you will often get criticized by your clients.

Now, I’m not trying to make freelancing look bad. Of course, you will have a much smoother experience and a steady income stream once you build your reputation. But, this is a career that comes with a few challenges.

An important step you can take to make sure you don’t fall to the same pit of most freelancers is to figure out what you’re doing wrong. Start by avoiding these classic mistakes.

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How Much Do Freelancers Really Make? (Hint: It’s More Than You Think)

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It’s a question they always ask whenever I tell someone what I do for a living. Usually followed by the next question: How do I make $5000 a month?

Well, you see, the thing is, $5000 USD may not sound like much in the US, but in a country like Sri Lanka, it’s considered a lot. Actually, it’s about 10 times the salary of an executive who works at a high-paying government job.

What they say about freelancers earning more than average workers is absolutely true.

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