Posts Tagged ‘scaling’

Partnership and Royalty deals with Ross O’Lochlainn

Abbey sat down with copywriter and marketing consultant Ross O’Lochlainn to talk about the unique way he structures his client agreements. For Ross, it all started with a question, “What would you do if you only got paid when your client got results?” We talk about: [02:19] Where to find the most money in any deal…

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How to Quote Projects

Do you ever feel like you’re just guessing when it comes to your project fees? That’s exactly what this video is all about. I brought in Branko Mijatovic, founder of LearntoQuote.com to walk through exactly how to come up with prices that make sense and aren’t made up. We cover: [04:01] Why freelancers are usually terrible…

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How to make your first hire

A question I get every time I present systems, is “Where do I find a project manager or assistant to do this for me?” My project manager happens to also be my husband. Unfortunately for you, to my knowledge there aren’t any other project managers hiding under the covers of my bed. So, since I’m…

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[TEMPLATE] Keep your business from leaking money

Recurring charges are tricky buggers. Sometimes you forget about them, sometimes you overpay for services you don’t even use, and sometimes you have downtime because you innocently forgot to update credit card information. Here’s a simple solution you can use with a team (or by yourself) to keep on top of all the subscriptions, dues,…

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How to Copy Chief (plus Rubric Template)

Transitioning from writer to chief can be a tough one. While we write, we often rely on instincts — chiefing requires us to break those instincts into repeatable processes. It’s not unlike why great players often make bad coaches. From the article: “As you get better and better at what you do, your ability to…

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Scheduling your week

I couldn’t figure out why I had so much trouble getting my shit together. I tried every calendar app, setting reminders, and even hired a project manager. What the fuck is wrong with me that I can’t stick to a simple schedule? And then I saw this article: Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule And it made…

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[TEMPLATE] Consulting Agreement

Consulting agreements can be extremely lucrative and a good supplement to your creative projects. However, on the dark side they can turn into massive time sucks. Here’s the template we use for consulting agreements.

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Royalty vs. Retainer… Which one?

There’s a lot of confusion around about negotiating a royalty or an ongoing retainer for backend revenue. The truth is these are two very different asks… and in some cases, you can negotiate both for the same contract. Here’s your basic definitions. Royalty A Royalty (also called residuals or commissions) is a percentage of sales that…

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[TEMPLATE] Copy Review Call Instructions

Before adding someone to your calendar, get payment. This prevents booking the time and having a no show or cancellation. First send an invoice. Then, send an email with instructions. Here is a template for those instructions.  

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