In today’s episode Michelle and Melissa look at why it’s important to take time off, and how to make it happen. Burnout is bad, and an “always-on” approach to work will lead to it fast. Busy isn’t always a good thing and if you don’t pace yourself, your mental, emotional, and mental health will suffer. We share strategies to help you avoid the negative side-effects of high performance, and tips on forecasting, ways to maximize efficiency and workflow, and how to set a schedule and stick to it.
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Today Michelle and Melissa are tackling an issue every business owner has to deal with – surviving peaks and valleys. We share strategies on how to deal with the ups and downs of a changing workflow while you’re in the moment and look at ways to see the peaks and valleys coming and plan accordingly. We also share tips on managing expectations, developing a more balanced schedule, and look at the always dreaded valley panic. Learn how to continue to deliver your best and ride the wave of small business ownership!
In this episode, Michelle and Melissa tackle the issue of scope creep, aka the projects that start to creep beyond the scope of what was originally agreed upon. It happens, and while sometimes it can be a good thing, other times it can be problematic. We discuss ways to communicate with the client when this happens, as well as ways to protect yourself financially, and how to protect your schedule as well as other clients and projects that you have going on. Learn how to stay in the zone of your money-making best, and make the projects you take on work for you.
In this episode, Michelle and Melissa talk about the art of the pivot. Regardless of your industry, it’s a given that your business will evolve over time and we discuss how you need to expect it and be ready for it. We also look at the importance of paying attention to trends, keeping up with technology, and adapting quickly to meet the needs of your clients (or customers). You’re responsible for your own success, so get comfortable with the pivot – your ability to stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace depends on it!
Michelle and Melissa talk about getting paid. If you’re a full-time freelancer, you’ve no doubt had to deal with slow paying or even no-paying clients. We’ve been there, and today will discuss the importance of a contract, the art of the advance, invoicing and collection strategies, general tips and tricks for getting paid faster, and some tools to help you keep it all together.