In praise of saying yes to freelance jobs

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saying yes to freelance jobsA Google search of “saying no to freelance jobs” currently coughs up 9.2 million hits, while “saying yes to freelance jobs” clocks in at half that—and a quick look shows that most of the latter results are really about saying no. I don’t disagree that it’s important to turn down work that waves a red flag in your face. At the same time, that’s not the philosophy I take into the business arena. As Tom Robbins noted in Still Life with Woodpecker, “There are only two mantras…yum and yuk. Mine is yum.”
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5 fast ways to perfect your elevator pitch

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This week’s guest post answers the common freelancer query, “How should I respond when someone asks me what I do?”

As freelancers, we know how important it is to create the perfect project pitch—from research to a targeted cover letter to hand-selecting your best clips and layouts. [Read more…]

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