Establishing Good Client Relationships: How to Turn a One-Off Project into a Repeat Customer

Establishing Good Client Relationships: How to Turn a One-Off Project into a Repeat Customer

As an independent contractor, one of your most valuable tools is your work. What are some steps you can take to turn a one-off project into repeat business and build strong client relationships? In this article, learn three important things you can do with a new client to ensure success. 1. Make A Great First … Continue reading Establishing Good Client Relationships: How to Turn a One-Off Project into a Repeat Customer

Freedom to Work Anywhere, Part 4: How to Transition Away from the Bay Area

Freedom to Work Anywhere, Part 4: How to Transition Away from the Bay Area

Editor’s Note: In a previous blog, Ken Chen says it’s possible to work from anywhere as a consultant. All it takes is some imagination, the right client, and the will to go for it. Take it from Christine Keefer, a marketing consultant whose family moved to Bend, Oregon to escape the stress and craziness of the … Continue reading Freedom to Work Anywhere, Part 4: How to Transition Away from the Bay Area

Freedom to Work Anywhere, Part 3: How to Successfully Work Remotely

Freedom to Work Anywhere, Part 3: How to Successfully Work Remotely

Editor’s Note: In a previous blog, Ken Chen says it’s possible to work from anywhere as a consultant. All it takes is some imagination, the right client, and the will to go for it. Take it from Justin Liszanckie who runs EM Marketing’s Design and Development practice. Bringing his office on the road has helped him find fulfillment … Continue reading Freedom to Work Anywhere, Part 3: How to Successfully Work Remotely

Freedom To Work Anywhere, Part 2: How to Make the Most of Your Day

Freedom To Work Anywhere, Part 2: How to Make the Most of Your Day

Editor’s Note: In a previous blog, Ken Chen says it’s possible to work from anywhere as a consultant. All it takes is some imagination, the right client, and the will to go for it. Take it from Ed Sweet, a copywriter who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, but has built long-distance relationships with EM Marketing and several … Continue reading Freedom To Work Anywhere, Part 2: How to Make the Most of Your Day

When In-Between: Practical Ways to Re-Engage [Infographic]

When In-Between: Practical Ways to Re-Engage [Infographic]

Earlier this year, Ken Chen covered a topic many consultants face: one project ends, and another project hasn’t been lined up yet. When you’re “in-between,” what can you do to recharge or re-engage with your network to find your next opportunity? We’ve put it in a handy infographic for you! Feel free to share.

When In-Between: Practical Ways to Re-Engage (Consulting Tips, Part 1)

When In-Between: Practical Ways to Re-Engage (Consulting Tips, Part 1)

So, you’ve just finished a consulting project. Isn’t that a great feeling? But, do you know what you’ll be working on next? If not, you may actually be a little nervous if there’s nothing solid lined up. At EM Marketing, we partner with consultants to try to help them find their next gig. But there … Continue reading When In-Between: Practical Ways to Re-Engage (Consulting Tips, Part 1)