Moving in the “wrong” direction – from value-based pricing to charging by the day

Back in January 2014, I wrote a post about how we’d “finally” moved from day rates to value-based pricing when charging clients for our copywriting services. I explained all the pros of value-based pricing that we’d read about and come to believe in – namely: We were doing ourselves a massive disservice by charging according to our time. We bring heaps of experience, knowledge, skills and years of hard work to the table – so if we think a project will only take us a day but the client will…

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Our best digital nomad blog posts of 2014

Yep - they're THAT good.

Yep - they're THAT good.

As it turns out, we’re so in love with the digital nomad lifestyle that we were rarely short of something to say about it. And while not all our posts were great (and some were arguably pretty bad), there was enough to make us happy with what we contributed this year. So, if you’ve discovered Making It Anywhere recently, spare yourself the archives and jump straight to the highlights of what we’ve published in 2014… Our Top 10 posts To open these links in a new tab, hold down the…

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Your essential reading list: the best blog posts of 2014

We’ve enjoyed and benefited from so many blog posts this year, and we’d love to expand their reach by sharing them with you. We’re pretty sure you’ll get something out of each and every one of these posts – whether it be a laugh, a sneer, an interesting tidbit, a practical tip or a new way of looking at the world. Here they are… Your new life skills 7 ways to be insufferable on Facebook – Wait But Why We sometimes get asked why we don’t post on Facebook much….

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How to get noticed when you hate pitching

We can’t pitch for toffee. The medium doesn’t matter: emails, podcast interviews, newsletters to our subscribers, cold calls… we get embarrassed, we half-arse it, and we do our audience and potential clients a disservice by not explaining with enough conviction why they’d benefit from what we have to offer. It’s not just us: those who are the best at creating things are often terrible at selling them, or they shy away from selling because they don’t enjoy it. But if you can’t pitch effectively, how can you get noticed? How…

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How we use Gravity Forms to automate our business

Every so often, a game-changing piece of software comes into my life and gets me so enthused that I find myself 10 minutes into telling my mother about it on the phone before I realise that, in fact, most people don’t care that much about useful software. First it was Trello, then Zapier, and most recently it’s been Gravity Forms. And, to my eternal joy, there’s even a way to use all three of them together. In this post, far from giving you a complete tutorial, I want to get…

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