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Freelance Tips

6+ Best PayPal Alternatives For Freelance Payments

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You’re lucky if you’re able to receive payments via PayPal.

Because the popular online payment service still doesn’t fully support many developing countries in the world. Including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Iran, Sri Lanka, and many more.

If you’re like me and tired of searching for a solid PayPal alternative, this post is for you.

I have a PayPal account connected to my credit card. I’m able to use my PayPal to buy stuff online through sites like eBay. But, PayPal doesn’t allow me to receive payments from someone else. And I know for a fact that people in many other countries have the same problem.

As a freelancer, I was forced to find PayPal alternatives for accepting payments from my clients.

Over the years I’ve tried many different payment systems to receive payments. The followings are some of the best payment systems that I’ve personally used, including a few I still use to this day.

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How To Respond To Criticism & Negative Feedback From Clients (+ Examples)

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When talking about freelancing, most people immediately think of easy work.

Over-exaggerated YouTube videos and Instagram lifestyle posts make it seem like freelancing is all about counting money while relaxing on a beach.

But, the truth is, things don’t always go according to plan.

Sometimes (or most of the time) clients come screaming at you with criticism or negative feedback.

Whether you’re a veteran freelancer or beginner, it’s always better to be prepared to work with such angry clients.

In this post, I’m sharing a few tips you can use to respond to negative feedback and criticism from clients.

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7 Worst Freelance Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

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Are you keep getting rejected by clients? Or are your clients keep asking for discounts? Or for more revisions?

Then see if you’re making these freelancing mistakes.

But, don’t worry. We all make mistakes when starting out. That’s how we learn to improve.

It was Albert Einstein once said that “a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Of course, we can’t learn new things without taking a risk and sometimes we make mistakes in the process. But, if you make the same mistake twice, it will cost you.

Most freelancers make many mistakes when dealing with clients and often wonder why they aren’t getting enough jobs or why they have to chase after clients just to get their bills paid. Some even give up too easily after facing one failure after another.

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How To Build Trust & Relationships With Clients: 8 Tips For Freelancers

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Building rapport (or a close relationship) with clients is one of the most rewarding things you can do to pave the road toward a successful freelance career.

When you have a close professional relationship with your clients, it’s easier to work on projects, it’s easier to understand their needs, and it’s easier to deliver projects that meet their expectations.

More importantly, it helps you to build trust and get more work from the same client for long periods of time.

I’ve been working with this one client for over 5 years. One time, I actually tried to leave his company to work for a different company but he didn’t let me.

Because we have a close yet professional relationship. And he knows that kind of relationship takes a lot of work and time to develop with another freelancer.

That’s just one example of how incredibly rewarding it can be to have a good relationship with your clients. It’s a surefire way to get repeat clients too.

If you also want to have that kind of relationship with your clients, follow these tips and learn how to build rapport with clients.

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5 Negotiation Tips For Winning Over Freelance Clients

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Not every client is going to agree with your point of view.

Especially when you’re negotiating project scope and price, most clients will often disagree with you.

Or suggest their own ideas that contradict your own ideas.

On such occasions, knowing how to respond to clients without being rude or hurting the client’s feelings is very important.

Today, I’m sharing a few negotiation tips and tricks you can use to convince your client to follow your own ideas. Or even help you earn more from the projects.

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How To Write A Professional Email & Talk To Clients (10+ Tips)

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Learning to write a professional email and create client proposals is a skill every freelancer must master from the start.

Without the skill of proper communication, you will never be able to land high-paying clients or build long-term relationships with them. It’s as simple as that.

To help you get started, I’ll share a few important tips on how to write a professional email and a client proposal as well as how to properly communicate with clients while working on projects.

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