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Spotting the Red Flags: Signs of a Bad Client for Freelancers
Spotting a bad client early on can be just as crucial as finding a good one. Identify those red flags with the cheeky yet expert guidance that Moxie embodies.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Managing Ongoing Client Relationships as a Freelancer: Cultivating Success with Moxie
As a freelancer, you know that each client relationship is like cultivating a rare orchid. Transform the art of managing ongoing client relationships with Moxie.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Best Communication Tools for Freelancers: Harnessing the Power of Moxie
As freelancers, juggling multiple projects and clients, your success hinges on clear communication.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
The Art of Crafting a Freelance Tax Invoice: Get Paid Faster
Understanding the ins and outs of a tax invoice isn't just good practice — it's a symphony of numbers, details, and legal necessities that play together in harmony.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Types of Freelance Clients You Should Avoid at All Costs
Beware, dear freelancers, not all clients are the Brie or Gouda of your cheese board; some are more like that dubious block of unknown origin.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
How To Escape The Single Client Trap As A Freelancer
Dive into the art of diversifying your client portfolio, brought to you by Moxie. Have the power to choose from an array of clients, projects, and opportunities.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
How To Stay Organized as a Freelancer: A Moxie Guide for Go-Getter Freelancers
In the bustling world of freelancing, staying organized isn’t just nice to have — it’s your lifeline to sanity.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
The Perks of a Work-From-Home Portal: A Moxie Perspective
Looking for a gateway to a more fulfilling, efficient, and balanced professional life. Learn about our work-from-home-client portal.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Finding New Clients for the New Year: A Moxie Guide
As the new year rolls in, it's time to think about investing in the most crucial aspect of your freelancing business: finding new clients. Let Moxie guide you.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
How a Client Portal Develops a Brand: A Moxie Guide for Go-Getter Freelancers
Your virtual handshake, digital business card, and friendly little assistant all rolled into one. Develop your brand with Moxie's client portal.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
How Do Client Portals Work?
Ever feel like you're juggling a million things at once? Transform your chaos into organization and structure with Moxie's client portal, connecting your freelance prowess with their business needs.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Austin L Church and setting smart, strategic freelance prices
Guess no more. Use actual math to set freelance prices that provide for you and your needs and help you work towards your dreams.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
How a Moxie Client Portal Can Revolutionize Your Client Invoicing: A Freelancer’s Guide
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Mark Ormiston and affiliate marketing
Thinking about becoming an affiliate or creating an affiliate program? Mark Ormiston has grown his own program and shares how to make yours great.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Liam Carnahan and SEO for freelancers
Will SEO work for you in your small business? Liam Carnahan has the answer and how to optimize for SEO without selling your business's soul.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Jun Han Chin and illustrating your ideas
How Jun Han Chin uses several simple illustrations to communicate specific points to an audience.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
What Accounting Software Do Successful Freelancers Use?
Keeping those hard-earned dimes in order is a tad more complex than avoiding that overpriced, super-frothy latte. Selecting the right accounting software isn't the endgame; it's the beautiful symphony that plays as you dance through the freelance world.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Austin L. Church and hiring a VA
Two things for you to do over one week that will help you determine if it's time to hire an operations support person for your business.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Do We Need a Business Bank Account as a Freelancer?
To bank or not to bank, that is the question! Dive into the freelance finance quest of: do you really need a business bank account?
moxie
Moxie
Managing Cash Flow as a Freelancer: How Go-Getter Freelancers Stay in the Green
Managing cash flow can feel like trying to eat soup with a fork. But with a dash of strategy, a sprinkle of humor, and tools like Moxie by your side, you can slurp up success and send those cash flow blues running.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Wudan Yan and how to negotiate in your freelance business
Wudan Yan trains us on how to flex your negotiation muscle as a business owner and what things you must have in any negotiation.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
How To Calculate Your Freelance Hourly Rate Step-By-Step: A Guide For The Go-Getter Freelancers
Dear go-getter freelancers, next time someone asks about your rate, channel the confidence of a lemonade mogul, stand tall, and remember—you're selling the crème de la crème of lemonades in this vast freelance market.
moxie
Moxie
Heston Roberts and using Instagram's features for your small business
Heston Roberts from Social Varsity breaks down the best use of each of Instagram's features.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
You're Probably Calculating Freelance Rates All Wrong
With a suite of tools designed for freelancers, Moxie can help you get a clear picture of your finances and get those rates just right.
moxie
Moxie
Preston Lee and passive income opportunities for freelancers
Passive income creation is not just for clickbait. It's not magic, but it can be great money for any freelancer. Preston Lee from Millo.com talks about how.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
The Freelancer’s Guide: Setting Your Rates with Confidence
Setting freelance rates is a delicate balancing act. Tools like Moxie can provide invaluable insights making the process more data-driven.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
John D Saunders and creating processes for your freelance business
It's always the right time to create a standard operating procedure for your small or solo business. John D. Saunders shows you how.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Essential Accounting Software Features for Freelancers: A Deep Dive
To streamline your financial management, invest in software tailored to meet your specific needs. Learn more about accounting software features with Moxie today.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
When Should You Give Your Freelancer's Rate a Little Boost?
Your rate is more than just a number—it's a testament to your growth, evolution, and that cheeky confidence we love. Sign up with Moxie today for help!
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Jourdan Guyton on creating a sustainable social media strategy
Sustainable content pillars for busy freelancers from Jourdan Guyton, 10 year content expert.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Austin L Church on using your social media content to sell your services
Social media caption templates to turn likes into paying customers.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Streamline Your Freelancing Business: Exploring the Key Features of the Client Portal
A client portal is a powerful tool that offers freelancers a single platform to connect with clients and manage their business. Take a look at Moxie's key client portal features.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Stuart Jones on how to get better lighting for your content
Lighting is important for all kinds of content, but do you know how important? Stuart Jones, 10-year cinematographer, does.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Ashley R. Cummings on what you need for your website
Ashley R. Cummings talks about creating a personal brand and how to translate that to your web appearance.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Nacondra Moran on organizing your freelance finances
Tax expert (and former IRS agent) Nacondra Moran takes us through freelance finances and taxes.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Satta Hightower on marketing your freelance business
Always be marketing. That's Satta Hightower's advice as a 14-year freelancer. Do these 4 things every week to keep your pipeline full of just the right clients.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Greg Mount on discovering your niche
How do you start finding a niche when it's so personal to you? Try this 5 question strategy to get yourself started.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Introducing Moxie - Memo from CEO Geoff Mina
Moxie, formerly Hectic, has a new look, but the same commitment to making freelancers lives easier with better software and flexible structure.
geoffrey mina
Geoffrey Mina
Kat Boogaard's magic outreach email
In her workshop, Kat Boogaard shares the strategy and actual email she sent to book $3K in new assignments.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Dana Miranda's calendar strategy to double your freelance income
Dana Miranda from Healthy Rich teaches us how to set your calendar double your freelance income.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Austin L. Church's 14 step sales process
Some of our best notes (plus Q&A!) from Austin L. Church's workshop on a full freelance sales process.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
Why freelancers need a sales pipeline tool
Sustaining a profitable freelance business with a steady stream of clients? It's not a pipe dream. A pipeline is the answer.
moxie
Moxie
7 tips to turn freelancing into a career
7 practical steps for when you start dreaming about a full time career in freelancing. (Tips on convincing your mom not included.)
moxie
Moxie
Moxie is for freelancers
We're on a mission to empower every entrepreneurial mind to turn passion into success.
moxie
Moxie
Six in demand freelance careers for 2023
If you're doing one of these jobs, you're in exactly the right position to be needed by everyone in 2023.
moxie
Moxie
6 tips for late fees
No one likes chasing down an overdue invoice. With these 6 tips, we'll help you navigate how to legally set up late fees and best practices for collecting them.
moxie
Moxie
How do freelance writers get started?
If you’re ready to start freelance writing but worried you have no experience, no connections, and no idea what you’re doing, don’t worry. Follow our guide for getting started on the right foot.
anthony sills
Anthony Sills
Unconventional side hustles
Side hustles are a great way to earn additional income and pick up unique job skills. Here are some of the more unusual side gigs that can make you money.
michael jung
Michael Jung
The best editing tools (for writers or non-writers)
Editing your own writing can be hard. Discover 15 editing tools to help improve your writing…even if you’re not a pro writer.
anthony sills
Anthony Sills
5 easy ways to grow your freelance business
These 5 strategies won't magically make clients appear, but they will give you a foundation to intentionally pursue sustainable growth for your entrepreneurial dreams.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
How to build a comfortable (but productive) home office for freelancing
Freelance offices come in all shapes and sizes — but the best ones still share common traits. Here’s how you should build your workspace to maximize productivity.
michael jung
Michael Jung
Six steps for successful collaboration
Sometimes freelancing is a team sport. Here's how to make collaboration way easier.
anthony sills
Anthony Sills
Gotta do the work
In the season wrap, you can experience the love and excitement we have for these weekly conversations. We’re so thrilled to be part of this podcast—we hope that you have as much fun with it as we do!
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
Are you a freelancer? Content you should be creating right now
The key to attracting more clients, getting more work and increasing your revenue as a freelancer is simple – create valuable content. Find out what content
anthony sills
Anthony Sills
Remember when
This week, we’re so excited to bring you the most important episode of the podcast so far. We’re excited to introduce you to Olivia, Darryl’s daughter and the Hectic Podcast’s biggest fan!
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
Take a break
Yann Ilunga has interviewed renowned guests, organized global conferences, and seen extraordinary success - all while enjoying the freedom and flexibility that comes with running his own business.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
6 freelance podcasts we actually listen to
Our favorite podcasts for freelancing advice, tips, and inspiration
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
It isn't selfish, it's important
Katherine Barner is committed to helping others live the lives they desire and deserve. Though she loves her work as a trauma and grief counselor, she is so much more than this role.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
5 ways to face imposter syndrome as a freelance photographer
When you're a self-taught photographer it's easy to get caught up in self-doubt and comparison. So how do we contest such feelings and stay hungry in the face of imposter syndrome?
marissa morrow
Marissa Morrow
Curiouser and curiouser
Are you dissatisfied with your life or the season you’re in? Do you wish you could just pinpoint the reason you’re stuck so you can change it? If so, this is the episode for you.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
How to actually take a vacation as a freelancer
Taking regular breaks and getaways is important to maintain a healthy freelancing lifestyle. Here’s how to make your next vacation as convenient and stress-free as possible.
michael jung
Michael Jung
Out of alignment
Over the past eight years, she’s built a thriving career as a freelance writer. Kat Boogaard spends her days completing projects, sharing everything she’s learned with other freelancers, and enjoying time with her growing family.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
The unexpected perks of being a freelance writer
Getting paid to write is just the start of the many benefits that come with being a freelance writer. Here are some of the best perks this media career offers.
michael jung
Michael Jung
It's not all fun and games
Whether Colleen Welsch is working on her freelance writing work, coaching freelancers, creating social media content as an influencer, writing music, or performing comedy, she is driven by the joy these passions bring, not the money they might make.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
A guide to selling for those who hate selling
If the idea of selling makes you cringe, forget about pushy sale tactics and annoying sales pitches. This guide for freelancers who hate sales…
anthony sills
Anthony Sills
Getting to know you
For Austin Church, life is about giving everything he can give rather than taking everything he can get. That might mean freely sharing the lessons he’s learned in business or simply giving someone the benefit of the doubt.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
Uncommon freelance jobs
From professional bridesmaids to ostrich babysitters, some freelancers truly take unconventional jobs to the next level.
michael jung
Michael Jung
I'm going on an adventure!
As a successful photographer, videographer, and science writer, Marley Parker knows taking the leap to full time freelance was the most extreme and also the best decision she could have made.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
How to Get the Best Freelance Clients (10 Qualities Successful Freelancers Look For)
Finding the best freelance clients can be difficult, but there are certain characteristics you should always look for.
anthony sills
Anthony Sills
What a professional stilt walker can teach freelancers about reaching their goals
Todd McClain is a stilt walker, stunt man, and children’s book author. He’s also a freelancer whose business practices can help you with your own career. Hard to believe? Here’s what he has to say.
michael jung
Michael Jung
What I learned from you
Hear how Amber Malone has been affected by the stigma of mental health, how she’s healing from it, and why she is committed to helping others through her experiences.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
Authentic allyship in freelance
Freelancers are change makers. So let’s talk about how we can create change by moving towards intentional advocacy and empathy in how we see and support our marginalized clients. 
marissa morrow
Marissa Morrow
10 toxic habits freelancers need to unlearn
A simple guide to replace toxic work habits with positive ones.
amber malone
Amber Malone
We have our heading
With over 20 years of freelancing and entrepreneurship under his belt, Justin Park has learned the value of perseverance as he works toward his goals.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
Making peace with imposter syndrome 
For freelancers who experience imposter syndrome, making a few key adjustments to recurring thought patterns can turn negative self-talk into motivation. ‍
marley parker
Marley Parker
Will artificial intelligent writing bots replace freelance writers?
Will AI writing bots make human freelance writers obsolete? Here’s why you shouldn’t see bots as your replacements — and how you can stay relevant in the age of automation.
michael jung
Michael Jung
Choosing your puzzle
As an artist, comedian, actor, voice actor, painter, and perhaps creative/genius, Becky Jo Harris has a lot to teach about chasing new experiences and overcoming imposter syndrome.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
How to recession-proof your freelance income
Recessions create many problems for businesses — but they can also provide plenty of opportunities for the capable freelancer. Here’s how to take advantage of them.‍
michael jung
Michael Jung
Why your branding should start (and end) with you
Think branding is all about logo design and catchy names? Think again. Here’s how to build an effective brand that’s based on your unique values and work ethic.
michael jung
Michael Jung
Recognize and beat burnout in your side-hustle
We often see burnout as a symptom reserved for those who are working full-time. What if it can actually impact all of us in different ways as we pursue freelance work?
marissa morrow
Marissa Morrow
How true confidence earns you the freelancing career you want
What does it really mean to have confidence when you dive into freelancing — and how can you develop your own self-confidence? Here’s how to get past the dreaded imposter syndrome and be more self-assured.
michael jung
Michael Jung
10 ways to improve your writing in 2022
Make this the year you invest in improving your writing skills – here are 10 things to try that will help you level up and express your ideas more effectively.
anthony sills
Anthony Sills
The art of accomplishing more by working smarter
Learn how to develop the best freelance work ethic by working smarter—and working less.
michael jung
Michael Jung
We officially announced the FreelancerOS platform - here's the press release
As a growing number of workers make freelancing a career, Hectic offers free and paid versions to help them increase productivity and earn more money, as well as providing continuing education for freelancers to grow their skills.
moxie
Moxie
The best 10 bloggers to read if you're a freelancer
Sometimes, you just need to know someone else has been there too. Check out these 10 people who share their freelance experience in lovely and human ways.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
5 self-care tips for freelancing success
This is why your health and well-being is the most important practice in building a successful freelancing business.
Jessica Lawson
Why productivity must start with self-compassion
Talking to yourself with compassion can help you get things done.
amber malone
Amber Malone
Leave no one behind: Why we need freelancers from all backgrounds and experiences
Supporting a wide range of voices and experiences is so important to us. Find out some of the reasons why we value leaving no one behind in freelance.
marissa morrow
Marissa Morrow
Moxie vs. Honeybook: Finding the best business tools for freelancers
Can Honeybook’s small business tools work for freelancers? See why Moxies made-for-freelancers features, prices, and resources are a better fit.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
6-figure freelancing jobs in 2022
Ready to build a high-paying freelance career? Here are the best paying freelancing jobs for 2022.
michael jung
Michael Jung
Freelance for the community
Ever wanted to give back with your freelance work? In this article we chat about what this could look like and why it matters.
marissa morrow
Marissa Morrow
Moxie vs. Dubsado: Better freelance business tools for less
Don’t settle for Dubsado’s hard-to-use small business tools. Pay less and do more with tools and resources made just for freelancers.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
How to start freelancing with a full-time job
You're ready to have a full-time job and pursue your dream life in freelance! Learn about what will help you get started on this busy and exciting journey.
marissa morrow
Marissa Morrow
Moxie vs. Bonsai: Which is better for freelancers?
Don’t pay more for freelance tools that do less. See how Moxie can help you run your business, your way, for half the price.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
Embracing the human experience
That’s a wrap! Reflecting on everything we’ve learned from our guests and ourselves during season three.
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
Freelancing: Mastering the art of work-life balance
If your freelance work is blending in with your personal life in a way that’s draining & maybe even unsustainable, we've got some news (but mostly tips) for you.
marissa morrow
Marissa Morrow
Common myths about freelancing debunked
Learn what to really expect from the freelancing lifestyle in this post that reveals the truth behind common myths about freelancing.
michael jung
Michael Jung
Top 6 qualities a freelancer should have to make it in the long run [2022 Edition]
With these qualities, you have a good foundation for freelance success for a long time.
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Moxie
Neosha Gardner and give it a try
Meant for me: Taking ideas and running with them, because you never know where they might lead
Emily Finlay
Emily Finlay
6 ways to make more money from freelance writing
There are plenty of ways to make more money as a freelance writer that don’t involve asking for a raise. Here are six strategies to earn that bigger paycheck!
michael jung
Michael Jung
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