Archive for July, 2011


Budgeting as a Freelancer

There’s tons of advice on how to budget — but most of it doesn’t apply to freelancers.

Most budgeting advice starts like this:
Step 1: Determine Your Income. Write down how much money you earn each month.

People with traditional jobs think this is a no-brainer. Freelancers and other small business owners beg to differ. For us, Step 1 — determining your income — is the hardest.

So how can you form a budget if your income swings wildly from month to month? READ MORE at this post about budgeting on an irregular income.

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Free Webinar: Sales Strategies for Freelance Business Journalists

Hello, freelance friends! I heard about this free webinar being offered by the Reynolds Center next month:  Sales Strategies for Freelance Business Journalists. It is being offered by freelance committee member Maya Payne Smart, so I know it is going to be a good one! Thanks to the Reynolds Center and Maya for offering this series of classes next month.  Topics include:

– Who is looking for business freelance journalists
– How to decide whom you want to work with
– How to consistently turn leads into clients
– Branding, marketing and closing the sale

The webinar is being offered August 16 – 19, with a new topic each day. Sign up now to secure your spot!

 

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