Author Archives: Tom N. Tumbusch

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Freelancers: A room full of potential clients!

Success Tips for this year’s Freelancer Showcase & Matchmaking Happy Hour at HOWLive/CFBC. Last year I made enough new client connections at the first Freelancer Showcase & Matchmaking Happy Hour to cover the entire cost of my trip to the Creative Freelancer Conference in San Francisco—including travel, meals, and all that jazz—and I’m still...


7 Freelance Virtues

Whether you're just starting out or have been a solo pro for decades, we can all thrive in 2014 by renewing our commitment to these 7 freelance virtues.

Yes Virginia, amazing clients really do exist

My holiday season started out with some unexpected gifts. First, a designer I met at the Denver CFC in 2010 sent a new client my way and we did a small job together. A few days later, I sent my invoice and got an unexpected response: “Tom, we’ll be sending you a bonus. We...

Out of debt–thank you CFC!

Early this month, the FedEx man delivered a package to my door: a shiny new iPad air. I’ve never owned a tablet computer before, so the whole experience is pretty exciting. But far more important to me is what the arrival of this parcel represents. It’s the reward I promised myself for paying off the...

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Better Productivity: 2 Ways to Stay on Schedule with Evernote

My last post shared 5 Ways to Use Evernote to Be More Productive. If you’re not familiar with Evernote, you’ll find the information that follows more useful if you start there. Today we’ll zoom in on a more specific use for Evernote: to beat procrastination and stay on track. I’m currently experimenting with two...

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5 Ways to Use Evernote to Be More Productive

If you’re trying to figure out how to use Evernote to be more productive in your business, join us on Oct. 22, 2013 for an all day, online event, “Strategies for Creative Freelancers.” Here’s a taste of what you’ll learn; freelance copywriter, Tom Tumbusch, will be doing a video demo of how he uses...