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How to Become a Digital Nomad: 9 Things to Consider

By MBO Partners

What is a Digital Nomad? Digital nomads are people who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle. Digital nomads travel to different cities and even different countries to work remotely and explore new surroundings. Some people travel for years while others go for just a few weeks or months at a time. How do You Become a…

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8 Ways to Get Client Referrals

By MBO Partners

Word-of-mouth can be a powerful marketing tool for independent contractors. When potential clients hear about your qualifications directly from people they know and trust, it lends credibility to your reputation. However, there’s an art to asking for and receiving referrals. Follow these eight tips to get client referrals and recommendations in the right way. 1….

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How to Plan a Successful Client Meeting: 5 Pro Tips

By MBO Partners

Client meetings can be stressful, uncomfortable, or intimidating. But leading a successful client meeting can help you build credibility and trust while landing a new project. Rather than approaching meetings with a sense of dread, think of them as an opportunity to brainstorm, collaborate, and progress your business. Find your motivation with these five tips…

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Client Loyalty vs Client Retention: Tips to Improve Both

By MBO Partners

Client retention and client loyalty are an important part of running a small business. As an independent professional, you’ll quickly learn that a key to sustained business growth is retaining a pool of reliable, loyal clients. But finding and acquiring new clients is often a big investment of time and energy. Instead, if you can…

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How to Build Trust with a New Client

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional, clients are the backbone of your business. When you start working with a new client, it’s important to take steps to build a lasting relationship. When a client trusts your judgment and believes in your work, doors can open for future projects—or referrals to other potential clients. Establishing this type of…

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5 Best Practices for Developing Long Term Client Relationships

By MBO Partners

For many independent professionals, work can be tinged with uncertainty. The top two challenges reported by respondents to our 2022 State of Independence survey were not enough predictable income and concerns about the sales pipeline, and a big part of operating an independent services business is addressing them. In addition to these challenges, many independents…

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3 Ways to Find Ideal Consulting Clients

By MBO Partners

When you’re just starting out your independent career, there’s an initial push to land as many clients as you can to jump start your business. While it is of course important to make sure you can pay the bills, there comes a time when your strategy should shift to finding the clients who are truly…

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How to Create Consulting Content that Sells

By MBO Partners

Service marketing differs from product marketing in a number of ways. One is the absence, usually, of a tangible sample that a prospect can hold, inspect, or try out. Creating content to promote services is a great way to demonstrate your expertise as well as your personality and work style. Building a content library can…

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10 Ways Digital Nomads Work Effectively from Anywhere

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional with your own business, you make a lot of decisions about how to work, where to work, when to work, and if it’s working. If you shift your business into digital nomad mode, these are still the decisions you must make. The difference is in the answers, and those answers are…

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Setting Client Expectations as a Digital Nomad

By MBO Partners

The number of American workers who describe themselves as digital nomads has steadily risen, from 7.3 million in 2019 to 16.9 million in 2022. That’s 131% growth over three years, and growth is expected to continue, though perhaps not in such impressive numbers. The steady addition of more digital nomads in the workforce logically means…

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