November 16, 2023

Pollen Roundup: High-value day rates, generating referrals, and getting a head start on 2024

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="nl-container" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#f6f2ee" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#f6f2ee" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;border-radius:5px;color:#000;width:500px;margin:0 auto" width="500"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="image_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:20px;padding-left:10px;padding-right:20px;padding-top:20px;width:100%"><div align="left" class="alignment" style="line-height:10px"><a href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5ydW5wb2xsZW4uY29tP3V0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj0xMSUyRjE2K1dlZWtseStSb3VuZHVwKyUyOFdhaXRsaXN0JTI5XHUwMDI2dXRtX2NvbnRlbnQ9MTElMkYxNitXZWVrbHkrUm91bmR1cCslMjh3YWl0bGlzdCUyOVx1MDAyNnV0bV9tZWRpdW09ZW1haWxfYWN0aW9uXHUwMDI2dXRtX3NvdXJjZT1jdXN0b21lci5pbyIsInQiOjE3MTA0MzgyMTF9/30ad5b3d76b8095a209c5bc895cc89a20cdf03d30f599bda91ff9ec103e048cf" style="outline:none" tabindex="-1" target="_blank"><img alt="Image" src="https://userimg-bee.customeriomail.com/images/client-env-125681/Calque%202.png" style="display:block;height:auto;border:0;max-width:100px;width:100%" title="Image" width="100"></a></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;font-size:24px;mso-line-height-alt:28.799999999999997px"> <span style="font-size:24px;"><strong><span style=""><span style="">Pollen Roundup:&nbsp;</span></span></strong></span><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>High-value day rates, generating referrals, and getting a head start on 2024</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:21px"><span style="font-size:14px;"><em>👋 Welcome to this week's roundup, where we share </em><em>member wisdom, upcoming events, and expert insights. 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line-height: 28px;">Apply</span></span></a> </div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-5" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#f6f2ee" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;color:#343446;width:500px;margin:0 auto" width="500"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>💡 Expert insight: Consider a day rate</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">“I’ve sold half-day (i.e., 3-hour) workshops to consulting clients for years, but in January 2022, I started selling full days as a 1-Day Brand Sprint or 1-Day Strategy Sprint.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:16px;">One reason this has gone really well:</span><br><br> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="background-color:#ffdf8f;">Certain CEOs at small businesses and founders would have said no to a deeper, bigger brand development engagement because they’re moving too fast. I might see that as part of their problem, but regardless, I was able to offer them an easy button in the form of a minimum viable brand book.</span> Follow-on work has come from these 1-Day Brand Sprints too.”</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px"> &nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;text-align:right;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">- Austin Church</span></p><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Austin shares his price point for day rates and responds to specific member questions </strong><strong>in the discussion</strong><strong>.</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr> </tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td> </tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"> <span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>🤝 Member wisdom: How to make it easier for your network to refer you</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-5" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> It can be hard to know what marketing tactics to start with when building up our client base. This week, Pollen Member Mary Claire asked what the best ways are to find clients. The community agreed: Before focusing on increasing visibility via cold pitching or posting to social media, start warmer with your existing network.</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>To make it easy for your network to refer you, Stefan Palios offers some tips in his Pollen playbook:</strong></span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">Your network has to know what problem you solve.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">We all solve slightly different problems in our own special way, so there’s no easy “job title” we can give ourselves like we would in a W2.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">For example, you might write blog posts for tech companies. Someone else might also write blog posts for tech companies. But you simplify complex topics for a general audience, while the other person writes intricate, detailed how-to tutorials for experts.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">And yet a casual acquaintance might describe you both as content marketers.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">In the employee world, you can say you’re an “organic synthetic chemist” and everyone relevant will know what that means. In the freelance world, people often confuse “content marketers” with “copywriters” even though those people solve totally different problems.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">So where does this leave you? To help your network help you, you want to give them your one-line elevator pitch.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:#ffdf8f;"><em>Hi, I’m _____ and I solve _____.</em></span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Get more tactical tips on sourcing clients through referrals here.</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-6" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-7" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>✨ Upcoming events</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#f6f2ee" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;color:#343446;width:500px;margin:0 auto" width="500"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="html_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:center"></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><ul style="line-height:1.5;mso-line-height-alt:18px;font-size:16px"><li><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Pitch Day</strong>: Today! Thursday, November 16th at 12pm ET / 9am PT</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Community Coworking Sprint</strong>: Monday, November 20th from 1pm-5pm ET / 10am-2pm PT&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li></ul><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Catch this past event recording: </strong>Scaling Revenue in 2024 with Hopscotch Founder Reed Switzer</span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="image_block block-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:5px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px;width:100%"><div align="center" class="alignment" style="line-height:10px"><img src="https://userimg-assets.customeriomail.com/images/client-env-125681/editor_images/Screen%20Shot%202023-11-15%20at%205.12.50%20PM-01HFA9YYMTZF3NCKV4YNKEGNFY.png" style="display:block;height:auto;border:0;max-width:500px;width:100%" width="500"></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">Takeaways:</span></p><ul style="line-height:1.5;mso-line-height-alt:24px;font-size:16px"><li> <span style="font-size:16px;">How often to conduct an audit of your business and what all you should audit</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">How you can optimize your workflows</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">Independents are typically using 20-50 different software services in their businesses</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:16px;">Use payments software that does the heavy lifting for you: Stop the awkward song and dance with clients when it comes to collecting payments</span></li></ul></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-5" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-6" role="presentation" 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