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Kate Ahl

Episode 187: The Real Life Behind-the-Scenes of an Agency with Kate Ahl

One of the most popular ways to scale a service business is by creating an agency, but there are a lot of things that can…

My Fear of Feedback

Years ago, I had a client who delivered “feedback” in the most unkind, unhelpful way you could ever imagine. She was rude, and at times,…

Building an agency

Episode 186: What You Really Need to Know About Building an Agency

When you’re building a business built on services, at some point in your journey, you’re going to start to have questions about how you can…

you are not exceptional

You Are Not Exceptional

I’ve got news for you boss. And you may not want to hear it. But here it goes. You are not exceptional. Did that hurt…

Sales as a freelancer

Episode 185: Stop Sucking at Sales as a Freelancer

If there’s one thing that makes all the difference in your business as a freelancer, it’s having sales skills. Yet most of us don’t have…

Online Business Owners: Can We Stop Pretending Already?

Over the last few months, my love/hate relationship social media has intensified to the point where I find myself actively avoiding social media. When I…

Recap August 2019

Episode 184: The Recap: August 2019

It’s time for the recap! In this episode, we’re going behind-the-scenes, and I’m sharing what happened in August — the good, the uncomfortable, and the…

Value-based pricing for freelancers

Episode 183: FreshBooks’ Matt Baker on Value-Based Pricing

Most freelancers struggle BIG time with pricing — and with good reason. There’s so much more to pricing than the money. This year, we’ve talked…

Lessons for Freelancers

Episode 182: 10 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way as a Freelancer

Back in 2005, when I decided to quit my job and start my own business, little did I know how much owning my own business…

Freelance Business Model

Episode 181: The Freelance Business Model

All month long, we’ll be talking about the freelance business model — the good, the bad, the ugly — and business fundamentals that are relevant…