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The Perfect Tech Stack for Customer Service
In the digital age, businesses and freelancers often use a mix of separate tools like Pipedrive, LinkTree, JotForm, Calendly, Trello, and QuickBooks for managing customer interactions. However, these tools, while effective, can be disjointed and challenging to coordinate. In contrast, Projects Hub provides an all-in-one platform that seamlessly combines pipeline management, bio links, appointment scheduling, project management, invoicing, and even serves as a substitute for StanStore in digital product sales. This integration streamlines customer service, improving efficiency and saving time.
In the dynamic world of freelancing and digital agencies, where every lead and opportunity counts, an organized approach to client management is crucial. This is where the concept of pipelines comes into play, acting as a catalyst for transforming prospects into loyal clients. In this article, we'll delve into what pipelines are, why they are essential for freelancers and digital agencies, the benefits they bring, and how Projects Hub can revolutionize your pipeline management.
Landing High Dollar Contracts
Hey there, fellow freelancers and digital agency rockstars! Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Landing high dollar contracts can be a game-changer, and in this article, we'll dive into some valuable tips and strategies tailored specifically to our niche. We'll also explore how integrating payment platforms like Klarna and Affirm, supported by Projects Hub's invoicing feature, can help you seal the deal with clients and elevate your financial success. Let's get started!
9 Best Practices for Running a Business
As an individual, you might have a burning desire that leads to freelancing, or maybe you think of an idea that you want to get started right away. In either case, it is important that you set up your freelancing business for success from the start. If you have already started, you can still go back and complete all of these steps to ensure that you are compliant and set up to succeed in your endeavors. Here are 9 common places that freelancers often don’t know or forget to set up for their freelancing business.
Seven Ways to Manage Your Time as a Freelancer
Freelance work is a great solution if you are a person who wants to have more freedom, make your own schedule, and/or travel the world. It also gives you the opportunity to choose projects that you have a personal interest in–making it easier to be motivated to get the work done. While you have a mass amount of freedom and can create your own schedule (which is great), you also have to learn to manage your time to be sure the work gets done. There are several ways that you can manage your time and workload effectively as a freelancer:
The 6 Most Common Business Structures
As a freelancer, you might not know that there are different ways that you can form your new or existing business. It is vital that you pick the correct formation for your business needs. Here are 6 common business structures and some of the advantages and disadvantages that come with each.
Opening a Business Bank Account
As a freelancer, you might not know the first thing about opening a business or a business bank account. Well, good news! We are here to tell you that it is not as scary as it seems! There are a few steps and documents that you need, but we will walk you through all of that! As a freelancer, here are the 6 things you need to open a business bank account.
Setting Up an Invoice System
Invoicing systems and collecting payments can be a big barrier for most freelancers. However, setting up an invoicing system is one of the most important steps of freelancing for several reasons. Here are five reasons why you should have an invoice system as a freelancer.
Importance of Separating Your Personal Account From Business Bank Account
It's very easy for a freelancer to jump right into creating expenses and generating revenue right through their personal business account. As a freelancer, It is important that you take the time to set up a business bank account and fund it appropriately. “Fund it appropriately, but what if I don’t have thousands of dollars to start off with?”
Developing a Contract for Freelancers
Contracts can be an expensive detail that freelancers might overlook. Though it can cost money to have contracts legally drafted, that is not the expense we are talking about – We are talking about the expense of your extra time, frustration, and possibly legal disputes. Developing a contract or agreement is important for freelancers for several reasons.
Managing Time and Workload as a Freelancer
As a freelancer, managing your time and workload can be a significant challenge. While freelancing offers freedom, autonomy, and flexibility, it also requires a high level of self-discipline and time management skills. Freelancers are responsible for staying motivated, setting their own schedules, and completing projects on time while balancing multiple clients and deadlines. Managing time and workload can be challenging for freelancers due to several reasons:
How to Build a Website
There are many ways to create a website that range from extremely difficult and takes coding, to fairly easy for a non-developer. The difficulty of creating a website mostly depends on two things; the functionality that is needed, and if you choose to use a no-code/low-code platform to build your website. Thankfully, today we are going to focus more on the fairly easy route. We are going to think of building a website as if you were building your brand-new dream home! Here are the basic 7 steps anyone can take to create a great website.
The Best Way to Win Clients
Winning new prospects is one of, if not the most important, part of being an entrepreneur. Without new business, your business does not survive. You can be the best in your field, but if you can't get others to buy your services, you'll be in hot water fast! Winning a new prospect can take multiple steps with multiple strategies, but here are 6 tried and true ways to win new business.
Should I use a Freelancing Platform?
Using freelance platforms like Upwork and Freelancer can have its advantages and disadvantages. Overall, freelance platforms can be a useful tool for finding work and building a freelance business, but freelancers should be aware of the pros and cons and choose the platforms that best fit their needs and preferences.
Freelance platforms like Upwork and Fiverr can have strict rules and policies that you must follow. These rules can limit your ability to negotiate terms and conditions with your clients. It's imperative for you to understand the rules and policies of the specific platform and factor them into your negotiation and decision-making process.
10 Discovery questions for a Freelance Web Developer
One of the hardest parts of gaining a new client is managing scope creep. You want to be friendly and flexible and continue to provide your client with what they want and need, but we all have those clients that ask for A and end wanting Z. This not only can cause you to be upside down based on the quote you sent them, but can also force delays in completing services for other customers.
6 Tips to Gain Clients as a Freelancer
As a former independent contractor & freelancer, gaining clients is one of the hardest parts of going out on your own. It also unfortunately is one of, if not the most important parts to having a successful freelance career. Gaining your first freelancing clients can be hard, but here are 6 ways to build a strong client base and have a thriving freelance business.
Mastering Client Acquisition
In the dynamic world of freelancing and digital agencies, where every lead and opportunity counts, an organized approach to client management is crucial. This article unveils the secrets to mastering client acquisition, providing a comprehensive blueprint for freelancers and digital agencies. Discover the pain points of finding clients and explore effective strategies, best practices, and the role Projects Hub plays in simplifying the client acquisition process. Get ready to transform your freelance or agency journey by mastering the art of securing and retaining clients.