One of the best-kept secrets in the freelancing community is the HOW Creative Freelancer Conference. I’ve attended it several times and always come away with my head swimming with new thoughts, ideas, and advice on how to work smarter, treat my clients better, and as a result boost my income. It’s not an exaggeration to say my income has gone up well over 50% since I started attending back around 2007-ish, and a large part of that is due to things I’ve learned from the conference.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend this year’s conference, but others who did attend have posted some great blog posts and recaps outlining what they learned. There’s some great stuff here! Most of it has been gathered into one Pinterest page by Ilise Benun (who co-founded a terrific company, Marketing Mentor). Or, you can click on some of the links below:
The Dark Art of Pricing by Jessica Hische
A New Perspective: The Creative Freelancer Conference by Kimberly Salisbury
Resources For Making People Love You Madly by Colleen Wainwright
CFC: My Ten Specifics Behind ‘The Awesome’ by Deidre Rienzo
The People You Meet And The Books You Read by Luke Mysse
Episodes of the Reflex Blue Podcast related to the conference.
Now….get out there and work smarter!
EDIT: Next year’s conference will be May 12-16, 2014 in Boston. Mark your calendars!