Office Hours for Freelancers: Every Thursday at 3:00

Join us every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET for online discussions on the business of being a communications freelancer and participate in educational webinars to help you grow your consulting business. Fall 2020 Schedule OCTOBER 1: OFFICE HOURS: Hourly versus retainer: Business models for freelancers. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of hourly rates versus …

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You’re a PR Rock Star, But Can You Survive as a Freelancer?

Being successful at an agency, or as an in-house director of communications proves you can drive results, manage a team and run great campaigns. While these skills are critical to being a successful freelancer, they’re not everything. A lot of rock star PR pros leave their full-time jobs to join the lucrative land of freelancing …

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Do You Suffer From Sporadic Client Syndrome?

You might not have heard of this completely fabricated syndrome, but its impact is widespread and it’s going to eat at your bottom line. In non-scientific, non-clinical studies, 99 percent of communications consultants have come down with a touch of Sporadic Client Syndrome (SCS). Of those, 100 percent recovered.  SCS is when a client that’s not …

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Potential IRS Red Flags for Freelancers and Clients

Under the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) have enabled many business and freelancers to stay afloat during the pandemic.  Some freelancers took a job with a client. Others collected PUA while working on freelance assignments. Now that the eight weeks of PPP is drawing to a close, and …

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How to Quickly Get A Great Website Up and Running

PR, marketing and communications freelancers need a website. These days, it’s just not enough to use email or LinkedIn to find clients. Having a website makes it easy to showcase your talents and demonstrate your skills. It also positions you to attract the types of clients that align with your business goals.   If you’re building or …

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