If you work independently offering any kind of service, from freelance writing to financial consulting, you have to set your rates. How do you go about that? Here are a few things you should keep in mind when setting freelance rates or fees to avoid common mistakes.
Whether you’re selling products or services, you want your customers to love you, right? After all, happy customers are more likely to become repeat customers than unhappy ones. On top of that, when your customers love you they might just spread the word, driving referral purchases or at least new visitors that you can convert into more buyers. At the … Read more
Some folks have a glorified idea of what their life would be like if they could quit their job and start working for themselves, pursuing their passions as a business: sleeping in, working in their pajamas, being able to take a day off whenever they want to, having more vacation time, being home to take care of the kids after … Read more
There it was again — the inevitable *smack* of a newspaper on my dining table. Every time a certain family member came to visit, they flopped a newspaper down on my table. More specifically, it was the classifieds section, usually with a few jobs circled. They were often generic office jobs — this family member had given up on me … Read more
You finally took your first steps to becoming an independent consultant or freelance professional. You’ve gone through the legalities of forming your consulting firm or freelance business, set up a company website, designed business cards and had them printed. You’re ready to go. Yet you still haven’t quit your job to pursue independent consulting full-time. Why not? Because you don’t … Read more
Consider these three tips for better blogger relations before getting your company caught up in a negative blog storm (or missing out altogether).
Do you struggle when trying to come up with the perfect blog post headlines? These blog headline templates (originally published at Jentrepreneur.com) will set you in the right direction.
Note: This post was originally published at NakedPR.com and was moved to Kiss My Biz upon that blog’s reorganization. – Blogs can be used in marketing, to share information, and can even be a viable online business opportunity on their own. There are also public relations benefits of blogging. Here are a few: Key Audience Reach PR is all about … Read more
Email marketing may be a form of Internet marketing, but that doesn’t mean an email list can only be built online. There are many offline tactics for email list building, especially for offline businesses wanting to improve their email marketing efforts. Here are nine ways to help build an opt-in email marketing list offline: An offline business can place a … Read more
Note: This post was originally published at NakedPR.com and was moved to Kiss My Biz upon that blog’s reorganization. — Wing it. Just hop on in there, set up a bunch of social media profiles and get posting, tweeting, and sharing. Then hope for the best. That seems to be one of the most popular social media strategies out there, … Read more