There are a lot of perks to being an independent entrepreneur – and together as a global community we are closing the resource gap between large corporations and freelancers. While it’s true that sometimes the big guys have a wealth of resources that are hard to get access to as an individual, the internet is making it easier than ever to access similar, if not the same resources, no matter the size of your business. To further help close the gap, this week’s Gig Economy News is all about great resources for freelancers!
Beautiful By Design
Making eye-catching presentations that help you stand out from the crowd is an important part of running a business. While the big fish may have an entire graphics design team on hand, we’re making it easier than ever to get a beautiful, sleek presentation of your own. Check out our newest offering: free templates for all.
Negotiate Like a Pro
Running a small business sometimes means you need to negotiate your way to success. Negotiating supplier prices, client prices, and even with other freelancers can make a huge difference to your bottom line. Whether you’re a confident negotiator or you struggle with the art, this article offers great tips and tools for getting the best out of your next negotiation.
Take the Lead
Cultivating strong leads is one of the most important investments of time and money that any business owner or entrepreneur will make. While there are plenty of resources on how to get leads through traditional methods, one of the most underutilized spaces is Quora. If you haven’t heard of Quora, or you’re not sure how it can help you get great leads, then our latest post is a must-read.
Send the Message
A robust email list is worth its figurative weight in gold. Direct access to potential customers is a valuable tool, and it needs to be used carefully. However, for a lot of new and small businesses, even just creating that email list can feel like an insurmountable task. Luckily, startup expert Neil Patel is here to offer his best insights into creating your first email list.
What resources have helped you most as a freelancer? Tell us in the comments!