SAFREA

Business
Tiffany Markman

Hey client! Pay up!

Money, money, money.

We all need it, but not everyone has to manage it as meticulously as freelancers do.

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Poetry
Vaughan Jones

The Ballad of You and Me – By Melanie Lewis, In Response to a Challenge.

Creative writing rocks. I received a response from a dear friend and fellow writer in response to the challenge to write a ballad as I proposed in the article covering my ballad, ‘Pigeons Nesting on my Stoop’, published in last week’s SAFREA Chronicle. Merely having received the response was exciting, but once I had read the poem, I was exhilarated and blown away.

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Business
Tiffany Markman

All eyeballs stop at numbers

I’m a words person, not a numbers person, and yet I’ve seen how the strategic inclusion of numbers makes the copy that I write and the training that I offer that much more powerful.

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Business
Tiffany Markman

“I’ll THINK ABOUT IT.”

Only one in nine people is a natural salesperson. The rest of us hate selling. Because, when it doesn’t work, it feels a lot like rejection. And rejection brings emotional pain. So let’s equip ourselves with better selling tools – especially in the age of COVID-19, when panic is everywhere, times are tough, friends are not few but hiding at home, and no-one needs more emotional pain.

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Business
Tiffany Markman

Why I won’t compete on price

My business policy is not to compete on price. Now I get that sometimes budgets are small. But what I don’t get is clients who pretend that small budgets aren’t small. That annoys me. Here’s why.

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