Marketing Blueprints for LinkedIn profiles

Marketing MentorIlise Benun of Marketing Mentor has unveiled the second episode of her Marketing Blueprints series, featuring Excellent Examples of LinkedIn Profiles of Copywriters and Content Strategists. While I confess I got a nice ego boost from being one of the featured “blueprints,” I also learned a lot from what my colleagues are doing. Check out the video here.

Designers — There’s no reason for you to feel left out! Ilise recently created a similar video just for you: 6 Excellent Examples of LinkedIn Profiles of Designers.

  Time Management Tips for Frazzled Freelancers

deadline-clockMany freelance colleagues tell me that they simply can’t find the time to do everything they’d like to get done professionally and personally. I understand where they’re coming from because I’ve frequently felt the same way during my years of freelancing. Yet more often than not I’ve found the number of hours in a day is less important than how you choose to use them.

Read more on The Creative Group Blog.

  Going Freelance? Project Confidence and Stop Apologizing!

confidenceLaunching a freelance career in the creative industry can challenge your confidence like nothing you’ve done before, especially at first. Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. When I started my own freelance copywriting business more than 13 years ago, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it either.

Many things may feel new and uncomfortable, but you’ll need to get over these anxieties quickly to get your new freelance career off the ground. Here are six ways to overcome the urge to pre-apologize, boost your confidence, and build your credibility.

Read more on The Creative Group Blog.

  101 Tips from the HOW Conference

SOAR-with-HOWLast week I had the pleasure of speaking in Chicago at the 2015 Creative Business Conference, part of this year’s HOW Design Live. If you weren’t able to attend, you can still download a free white paper featuring 101 insights from this year’s speaker lineup. I’m honored to be a small part of this prestigious collection.

Click here to get your free copy!