Essays on design, writing, and business by Workshop.


Common Sense

Summary: There's a community behind common sense.

This essay was written by Robert Williams

Saying Nope to Spec Work

Summary: Politely educate your clients on why you won't work for free

This essay was written by Kurt Elster

A common sales letter

Summary: The story of a terrible email that everyone sends.

This essay was written by Robert Williams

My mentors

Summary: A list of people who have taught me a lot about life and business that I suggest you check out. I'll try to update it regularly.

This essay was written by Robert Williams

Mastermind group first-thoughts

Summary: A first-hand experience of what it's like to participate in a mastermind group as a freelancer.

This essay was written by Crawford Ifland

Rethinking Freelancer.com’s Categories

Summary: Job marketplaces have so many meaningless categories that they hurts a freelancer's ability to sell value.

This essay was written by Robert Williams

Freelance as a Service

Summary: Your website can get you clients if you position yourself properly. Recent productized consulting offerings are masterful examples.

This essay was written by Robert Williams

A Terrible Deal for Clients

Summary: Freelancers as a whole don't address the fact that their service is a big risk to clients.

This essay was written by Robert Williams