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The Smooth-Sailing Freelancer

FREE E-BOOK: The Smooth-Sailing Freelancer: How To Find, Sell, and Retain More Freelance Business

In the newest Dr. Freelance Guide, Jake Poinier lays out the basic principles he used to build his own business and increase the number and diversity of his clients, including:

  • Strategies to get more of the “good” kind of business
  • 7 sales tips to boost your power of persuasion—and close more deals
  • How to get more referrals
  • A pep talk on thinking bigger about your business

A lot of interesting and helpful information packed into 40 pages, and it’s all well written and beautifully presented…There’s good advice throughout, but I especially liked the parts on finding business and referrals.”—Amazon review


Science Art Voodoo of Getting PaidThe Science, Art and Voodoo of Freelance Pricing and Getting Paid

When it comes to pricing, estimating, and collecting, you’ve probably thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this”–and you’re absolutely correct!

This Dr. Freelance Guide offers:

  • The #1 strategy to get clients to buy without haggling on price
  • Why you should never discount as a first step in negotiating, and what to do instead
  • 8 reasons to increase your prices—and 4 ways to do it without client pushback
  • Sure-fire tips to get slow-pay and no-pay clients in line

You’ll also find many more practical, easy-to-implement insights that can help you secure freelance jobs at a higher rate than you’ve ever thought possible.

Available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon.

This book is essential for anyone who freelances or is thinking about it–as handy for the veteran of the freelance game as it is for a newcomer…a must for any freelancer’s library.”—Judge, Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards


Freelancers Driving Me CrazyHelp! My Freelancers Are Driving Me Crazy: 12 Keys to Driving Loyalty and Results from Your Creative Workforce

You want a freelancer who’s talented, reliable, flexible and affordable—someone who understands your business needs, has expertise in your industry and hits every deadline.

Dr. Freelance reveals the keys to driving loyalty and results from your creative workforce, including:

  • What freelancers want—and how to create a positive client-freelancer relationship
  • Critical questions during the negotiation and deal-making process
  • Motivational techniques to incentivize your freelancers
  • Troubleshooting strategies for difficult freelancers

The creative process is lot less stressful and more productive when you’re working with a freelancer who’s as committed to your business success as you are. So don’t go crazy. Take action.

Available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon.

An excellent guide not only for those who hope to hire freelancers, but for freelancers themselves…achieves perfectly what it sets out to: training employers how to make sure they get the best, and the best out of, those they hire.”—Judge, Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards

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