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5 All-In-One Time Tracker & Project Management Apps For Freelancers

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Looking for the perfect app to manage your projects, clients, invoices, and time tracking using just one tool?

You came to the right place.

It can be a painful process to jump back and forth between different apps to manage the different aspects of your freelance work.

You have to use one app for time tracking, another to generate invoices, and another app to manage projects. This can be a headache for freelancers who work with multiple clients.

I found a few amazing new tools you can use to solve that problem and run your freelancing business from a since place. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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How (And Why) To Use The 52/17 Rule To Boost Productivity

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All it takes is just one email, a single Facebook notification, a Like on your latest Instagram photo to distract you from your work.

Once you’re distracted, it takes a long time to get focused and go back to work.

I know this better than anyone because I used to face this problem almost every day. It’s something you have to deal with when you’re working from home.

People working at an office can at least stay focused on the work at hand out of the fear they have for their boss. But for a freelancer working from home, procrastination is an ongoing war.

For example, I’ve been writing a book for over a year now and it’s still not halfway done. That’s how much I love procrastinating. I’d rather watch an episode of Big Bang Theory than finishing a chapter of my book.

That was me not so long ago. But, not anymore. I’m no longer procrastinating. At least not as much as I used to.

I found an effective new strategy to boost my productivity. And if you’re like me and have trouble focusing on work, you might want to give this strategy a try.

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How To Win Clients: 8 Lessons Learned From Analyzing 228 Freelancer Proposals

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Freelancers who succeed on popular freelance platforms do two things really well:

One, they write bid proposals that clients can never say “no” to.

Two, they provide quality services that go beyond client’s expectations.

It’s unfortunate that most freelancers often get these two simple things wrong and pay little or no attention to improving these skills.

Yet they wonder why they can’t get new clients on freelance sites.

Of course, even if you provide excellent services, it would mean nothing if you can’t win over the clients with your proposals.

I decided to take matters into my own hands and do a small study to figure out what freelancers are doing wrong when applying for freelance jobs. Here’s what I find out.

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How To Beat Veteran Freelancers And Win New Clients

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Are you sick and tired of expert freelancers stealing all the good jobs on freelance platforms? How do they land so many new clients but you have a low success rate?

It’s time you take action to beat those 5-Star rated freelancers, once and for all.

It may sound ironic coming from another expert freelancer, but I know exactly what you’re going through.

Freelancer competition is tough. In the first 2 years of my freelancing career, I had a terrible time landing jobs because most clients go with veteran freelancers who has a lot of experience and plenty of 5-star ratings on their profiles.

Whether it’s on Elance, oDesk (now UpWork), Freelancer.com, or Fiverr, it’s always the same.

It took me a while to figure out how to beat this system and learn the methods of how to get freelance clients. And today, I’m going to share it with you.

Here are seven ways you can use to steal clients away from veteran freelancers and increase your success rate on freelance sites.

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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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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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