I get so many questions from new and aspiring freelancers — especially surrounding how to find and get clients, how to determine or raise prices, and how to “break up” with clients. Typically, I take the time to thoroughly write out an answer for each one, whether it’s on Quora, Facebook writing/freelancing groups, comments on my blog, or through email.
While I do still intend to write a guidebook of sorts for beginning freelancers with pitch examples, writing samples, scripts, contract templates, etc., I think doing one-on-one freelance business coaching is really helpful for people who want one-on-one help, advice, and accountability with a real person.
After all, having someone to answer questions, give direction and actionable steps to take, and hold you accountable may help you get more done!
I’ve been doing book coaching and free freelancing mentoring for several years now, and this felt like the perfect next step.
What is freelance coaching?
Great question! It’s basically interchangeable with career or business coaching — just focused specifically on freelancing.
It’s me as an expert, coach, and mentor to someone looking to start freelancing or for freelancers who want to level up and streamline their business.
Basically, if you want to start a side hustle as a freelancer selling your services or create a full-time freelance career, I can help!
- Deciding if you need a niche, and if so refining your niche
- Marketing yourself and finding clients
- Helping you pitch yourself to potential clients
- How to determine your pricing/rates
- How to negotiate rates with potential clients
- How to raise your rates with existing clients
- Time management and organization
- Learning to identify “bad” clients/red flags and say no before ever starting to work with them
- How to “break up” with a client you no longer want to work with
- Helping you come up with copy for your website and write a bio
- Free access to a contract template
- Recommending free or low-cost tools and software that make your job easier (no affiliate links, no kickbacks, not required to use — just recommendations)
What do you think?
Are there services missing that you would find useful? Drop them in the comments and I can add them to the list!
Questions for YOU
Have you ever worked with a coach? What were your biggest positives and negatives when working with one?
Was there something that REALLY worked for you — or something that really, really didn’t and disappointed you?
I’d love to hear about YOUR experiences with coaches as the client and whether the coaching was “worth it” for you — or what would MAKE it worth it.
Thank you for your help!
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