The professional network for freelancers 

Pollen is the private membership for freelancers to level up their business and connect with trusted peers and mentors.

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Level up with tactical business advice from top freelancers

Grow your business now and build for the future with tips, templates, and playbooks from vetted experts.

Sales & Marketing
Pricing Your Services
Getting New Clients

Diversify Your Revenue Streams

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Jenni Gritters

Craft Your Value Proposition

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Hone Your Freelancing Niche

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Set a Profitable Hourly Rate

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Nail Your Discovery Call and Close More Clients

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Set Up Your Business Bank Account

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Develop and Understand Freelancing Contracts

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Get More Referrals From Your Network

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Stefan Palios

Connect with supportive peers and mentors

Instantly expand your network of fellow freelancers and get advice, access referrals, and find collaborators.

Kaitlyn Arford

Kaitlyn is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes about pets and the people who love them. In between deadlines she shares resources and opportunities with freelancers.

Stefan Palios

Stefan started freelancing by accident, but fell in love with the ability to help multiple clients simultaneously and work independently. Half a decade later, he still maintains a roster of clients and also shares his experiences to help other freelancers build economic autonomy.

Wudan Yan

Wudan is an award-winning journalist, podcast producer, and entrepreneur based in Seattle. She is the co-founder and CEO of The Writers' Co-op, a learning academy and online community for freelance creatives.

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for every stage of your freelancing career

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. Connect and grow with people

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Get dozens of playbooks, templates, tips and tricks to help you reach your freelancing goals. All made by quality experts.

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Chapter 6:

Close the client and get paid

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Time to finish
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Build an impactful proposal template

You can make your proposals extremely stylized or straight to the point. It really depends on the client and what you think will resonate with them and make you stand out.

As a freelancer and solopreneur, you have limited time. It is completely reasonable to do the final proposal in a google doc or PDF. If you do this, make sure to add a level of polish.

  • Include your logo and company name
  • Make the content easy to read and scan. For example, each new section should have a clear header