46 Better Quotes to Celebrate Teamwork and Collaboration
ClearVoice is all about putting together great teams to collaborate and build brands with better content. Let’s celebrate our mission with inspiring quotes.
Peer Advice for Freelancers: 9 Lessons on Setting Client Expectations
Freelancers who are skittish about setting client expectations can unwittingly sabotage their own success. Don’t facepalm your own actions. Glean advice from nine professionals who share life-learned tips for avoiding hiccups.
Apply the Lazy User Model to Your Pitching Strategy for More Wins
The Lazy User Model of solution selection (LUM) is a theory that researchers developed to predict what leads humans to adopt a certain technology when given several options. So how can freelancers use it to their advantage?
The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Pitching
Is your pitching style keeping you from scoring better freelance jobs? Get up to speed on the elements of a good pitch and the pros and cons of different pitching styles.
Don’t Kill Your Earned Media Ops: What Publicists and Journalists Get Wrong (2 of 5)
Ever have an interview pulled? A deadline blown? Don’t let a breakdown in the publicist-journalist relationship kill an earned media op. Get tips for a better working relationship.
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Customer Messaging Platform Showdown: Drift vs. Intercom
Compare, contrast two popular options in this customer messaging platform showdown: Drift vs. Intercom. Find out which one could yield the speed-to-lead and options you need to delight customers.
For the Love of Your Freelancing Peers: 5 Cloying Clichés to Avoid in Career Advice
While the freelance lifestyle can bring independence, it also can bring ever-changing demands. Although you might be well-meaning, if you care about helping your freelancing peers, please stop using these cloying clichés when offering career advice.
In the Case of an Unhappy Client, What’s a Freelancer to Do?
In efforts to help freelancers understand how to keep things running smoothly after getting hired by a client, we’ve invited a brand director, a former agency VP, two creative directors, and an account manager to share cautionary tales for freelancers.
Freelancers, Don’t Self-Destruct With These 10 Bad Professional Networking Behaviors on Social Media
Networking is everything to becoming a successful full-time freelancer. But have you committed any of these networking no-nos?
An Etiquette Guide on Freelance Referrals: How to Win Clients and More Income
Navigating referrals can be tricky — but ultimately, the more connections you make, explore and support, the further net you cast. Several freelancers share their tips on playing the referral game without being a spoiled sport, or a bully.
The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Working With a Top Ad Agency
Know what it takes to write for an agency? We’d like to thank J Barbush, VP & Creative Director at advertising powerhouse RPA, for his advice for aspiring freelancers. Read up on his six key tips for bettering your chances and success working with creative agencies.
Dear Marketers, 13 Ways You Can Be a Better Client to Freelance Writers
As a brand marketer, you have the power to create strong relationships with freelancers that bring out their best work — but don’t take them for granted. Here are some professional dos and don’ts of working with freelancers.
Are You Accidentally Obnoxious? Phrases to Avoid With Freelancers (and What They Think)
Whether you’re a potential client or a part of a marketing team, have you ever unknowingly ticked off your talent? Here’s what freelancers say in private when you use one of these eight potentially obnoxious phrases.
Business Jargon to Consider Retiring (Seriously Park the Nouning and Verbing)
Help stop senseless business jargon! Lena Katz crowdsourced people’s most hated words and categorized them in terms of ridiculousness, so you can judge whether you really want them seeping into your content.
Freelancer Etiquette for Working During a Personal Emergency (You Don’t Need to Be a Superhero)
Freelancers often feel more self-induced pressure to work during crises. But being a superhero (or drama queen) is far from necessary. Get tips on being calm, cool and appropriately honest when you need to tell clients they’re being put on hold.