How to Make Your Freelance Business Soar
Here are our Top Secret Tools
Congratulations on your decision to launch a freelance business. Whether you are launching a social media business, starting a bookkeeping business or starting a virtual assistant business, you are about to take one of the most rewarding journeys of your professional life. The HireMyMom team is excited to help you take the first steps.
If you are like most freelancers, you have questions as you get started. Likely, you have lots of questions–because that sense of curiosity (combined with a healthy dose of courage!) led you to this point. You are eager to see your business succeed–and so are we!
We suspect a lot of your questions center around logistics–questions like:
- What tools and apps are most helpful for me and my business?
- How to find good people when I need to outsource parts of my business?
- How do I grow personally and professionally through this process?
We are here to help! This blog answers many of those questions for you. Let’s get started.
Use the Right Tools
Today, many people rely on online tools and apps to help with their work, but choosing the right tools for your business can be challenging. We get that!
The HireMyMom team has gathered our collective experience to compile a list of the best online tools we’ve found to help you run your business smoothly. We’ve put them all into one document where you can quickly learn more–and it’s available for free right now.
Our Online Tools & Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs download is chock full of tips that make it easier for you to select the right tools for your business. It covers:
- Organizational tools that let you share your personal and work to-do lists and a tool that reduces email spam with just a few clicks. (We know, it sounds too good to be true!)
- Collaboration and online storage programs that can help make your business sing and ensure that your whole team is singing the same song.
- Options for email marketing–including ways to find leads, manage lists, and send messages out to customers and prospects.
- Social media resources that give you more control over your posts.
- Resources for creating great graphics to help craft an image for your business.
- Apps to manage phone calls and scheduling like the pro you are.
- Payments and accounting tools that help make payments and bookkeeping a snap.
- Online resources to help you up your blog game, describe your business with greater precision and increase your SEO scores.
This guide is free and easy to use. It shares our best tips to save you the hassle of trying different things. Download it today and let us know which tool saved you the most time.
Find the right people and clients
It may seem far-fetched to think about hiring people when you first start, and many freelancers are solo operators. However, you may find that you need to bring in targeted expertise early–possibly much earlier than you expect. If you need to find administrative support, writing help, or social media expertise, look to HireMyMom for great people who share your passion and commitment to working moms. When you are ready to make your first hire, use this free downloadable Top 10 Interview Questions To Ask to help guide you.
HireMyMom is also a great place to find small businesses looking for the types of services you offer. Many small business owners depend on the HireMyMom site to find freelance talent. When you are ready for new clients, check posts frequently to grow your business. You can also find links for training opportunities to help you build your business and expand your client base.
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As a new freelancer and business owner, support can help you navigate the early days of your business. One great way to do this is to connect with the U.S. Small Business Association. The federal government operates the SBA. The service and information are free and top-notch. Its excellent website features information to help you plan, grow and manage a small business. Visit the local assistance tab to find out more about resources in your area. There’s even a special section for women-owned businesses and an opportunity to get free business counseling from a partner organization.
Also, check your local Chamber of Commerce as another good source of information and contacts. Often, the chamber keeps a list of retirees or seasoned executives who are willing to mentor new freelancers and business owners.
When you launch a business, hang out your own shingle as a freelancer, or transition to working at home, it’s easy to second guess yourself. Confidence is essential as a business owner and freelancer. Rather than waste time fretting, take action by finding a coach or a group of like-minded people to help you move through this phase confidently.
An experienced, independent, outside voice can help provide feedback on what’s not working and give you the clarity you need on the best way to use your time and energy.
A coach can help you define what success means for you, guide you as you start or grow a remote career or business, and help you work through any fears that hold you back.
HireMyMom’s Coaching & Masterminds program can help bring out the best in your business and in your life. We currently offer two options:
Elevate You: CULTIVATE: Mastermind & Coaching for Women can help you gain the clarity and focus you need to pursue your dreams while connecting you with a community of like-minded moms. You’ll find the path for meaningful growth and success through the program based on what matters to you. You’ll create deep and authentic relationships with women on the same path and benefit from coaching from our founder and HireMyMom CEO, Lesley Pyle.
Best of luck with your new business–we are cheering for you!