In my experience as a consultant and freelancer—trying out different ways of handling new client inquiries—asking for the budget is one of the ways to weed out those who aren’t serious yet about hiring you. I make the intake question required, though people have filled it out before without actually putting in a number. I don’t ask for an exact amount; a range is fine. What I really want to know is whether you put a little thought into what a project might cost you.Read More
Should business owners be on social media?
The short answer is yes.
Do business owners need to be on social media? No.
There are also a few other questions related to this:
- How personal should your business account be?
- Should business owners be responsible for social media accounts?
If you’re thinking of outsourcing your photography work, this piece is for you. I’ve written about why I don’t think freelance marketplaces are great for creatives but I haven’t focused specifically on photography yet. I’m writing this with a dual perspective: as someone who advises on marketing and as a photographer.Read More
This article for those of you who think you want to set up a company blog, but don’t know where to start.
Before you even begin researching blog designs, there are several questions you should ask yourself.
About Jenn Chen
I'm a San Francisco-based writer & photographer. On the side, I munch on donuts & hang out with my dog Zoey.
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