Well, many of us freelancers forget that freelancing is a business, which means that we focus so hard on being “freelancers” (ie, being little worker bees that get projects done) that we forget to do those things that build a successful freelance “business;” ie, those back-end tasks that increase profits year over year.
Businesses increase their income year after year. They invest in “processes, procedures and products” as Marcus Lemonis of the TV show “The Profit,” that ensure growth.
And, that’s the gist of the post I did recently over at e-Junkie.
It’s three simple things many freelancers don’t do consistently — or at all — that can significantly increase their bottom line year after year after year.
Learn what they are, and feel free to share your insights in the comments section below.
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