Niklas Göke

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How To Edit Your Writing In 3 Passes

The CDS Approach<p>It’s the single biggest drawback of writing online: your work lacks the forced scrutiny of an editor, yet editing remains the best …

Writing

You Still Have Time To Make 2017 The Best Year Of Your Life

13 Ways to Get Your Grip On Life Back<p>With each passing year, I find more and more truth in this:<p><i>“The days are long, but the years are</i> …

What Are The Lessons People Most Often Learn Too Late In Life?

<i>This story originally appeared on</i> <i>Quora</i> <i>by</i> <i>Nelson Wang</i><i>.</i><p><b>1. Hustle is the antidote to fear</b><p>When I was in high school, I wanted to ask out a girl to prom …

How To Make Yourself Memorable With Weird Bits About Bestsellers

In 2016, knowing facts is useless. Except that it isn’t.<p>One of the most common conversations I remember from sitting in high school classrooms is the …

A Free 14-Day Email Course

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” George R. R. Martin, Author of 'A Game of Thrones'<p>Nope, …

Hungry, Not Starving: How to Break the Feast-or-Famine Cycle as a Freelancer

During an internship in college, my supervisor mentioned that he used to freelance full-time. I had never done any freelance work at that point but I …

I Fired A Client Today

<i>This article is a little unusual. I want freelancers who are more inexperienced to know that no one is perfect or has all the answers, so I thought</i> …

Startup Growth Engines Summary

<b>1-Sentence-Summary:</b> <i>Startup Growth Engines shows you the strategies and tactics startups like Uber, Facebook and Yelp have used to achieve phenomenal</i> …

Cracking the best-seller list

I want you to make things because you want to make things. Because they should exist in the world, but don’t yet. Because you actually, really, …

9 Rules for Rescuing a Drowning Client Project Without Going Under

Imagine that you need a new website and you have a budget of $20,000. You find a freelancer that seems to be able to do the job.Well, they quote you …

Why You MUST Own Your Freelance Clients

I have a lot of hobbies and interests, some of them nerdier than others. One of my favorite areas of interest is personal finance, particularly as it …

An Experienced Freelancer's Guide to Finding Clients

When you decide to pursue freelance work, you might not have a clue how to actually find clients. But if you start with research and ask businesses …

Employment

What Your Profit Margin Should Be as a Freelancer (and How to Calculate It)

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” ~Warren BuffettLike any successful business owner, I spend time thinking about profit margin, and …

My Addicting Step-by-Step Process To Get Tons Of Glowing Testimonials From Your Freelance Clients

“There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast.” ~Brian KoslowWe all know that testimonials are an important part of …

My 7 Step Checklist To Raising Rates With Existing Clients (Without Losing Them)

A very common question I hear from freelancers that I coach is:“I know I need to raise my rates, but my current clients will never go for that and I …

The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Success in a Downturn: How to Build a Thriving Business While the Economy is Crashing

<i>Note: this is a long guide that will take some time to read and fully digest. If you’d rather just grab a PDF of this post and all the bonuses and</i> …

How To Start A Freelancing Business That Won’t Fail

Over the last few years, I’ve been on a lot of podcasts (for a complete list, see here). When I’m interviewed about freelancing and consulting, I …

The Freelance Rate Mistake Costing You Millions

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. — Henry David ThoreauI know, a clickbait headline. I must be exaggerating, …

6 Ways To Make Your Freelance Clients Fall In Love With You

You might be wondering:<i>“Why are my clients always driving me crazy?”</i>If you pop into pretty much any freelance forum, you’ll see lots of posts …

Getting Paid as a Freelancer – Invoicing Tips and Tricks

<i>“How do I go about getting paid as a freelancer?”</i>I get this question all of the time.After two years in online business to me it’s obvious, but to …

How To Escape The Single Client Trap As A Freelancer

If you’ve read more than a couple articles about freelancing, you’ve probably heard that you should be careful about putting all your eggs in one …

How to Become a Paid Freelance Writer

<i></i><i>Laura Harris stops by the blog today to tell us how she managed to break away from hobby blogging (which she first started in 2006) and move onto</i> …

8 Reasons Full-Time Employees Should Learn To Be Great At Freelance By Moonlighting

If you have a full-time job you love (or feel like you can’t leave), the thought of freelance might seem irrelevant to you.On the other hand, if …

Is Becoming A Freelancer Right For You?

It’s the time of the year where people start thinking about resolutions. Eating right. Exercising more. Becoming a better partner or parent. It’s …

Why you should never (or always) accept credit card payments as a freelancer

Recently on a Facebook group for freelancers that I’m a part of, the topic of the best way to collect payments from clients came up.A surprising …

How To Raise Your Rates With Your Existing Clients

So you’re sold on value-based pricing, and now you want to start commanding a higher price point by raising your freelancing rate. Awesome! …But how …

How To Get New Clients With Facebook Ads

One of my first marketing experiments after opening up my agency’s office in downtown Norfolk, Virginia was to setup a Facebook ad campaign …

Podcasting for freelancers

I love podcasting. The reason I love it is because I rarely need to think about it.There are a thousand (or more) articles out there on how to make a …