Could You Do Me A Quick Favor?

Ever since starting this blog 3 years ago, my approach to creating content has been more or less the same.

I write the occasional post about my personal freelancing journey, and also squeeze in some informational tutorials, product reviews, and tips and advice along the way. The response has been pretty phenomenal over the years, and I know there are a handful of loyal readers and followers out there that I am increasingly appreciative of.

But you know what? I feel like I can do better, especially with a little help from you.

My goal with Intrepid Freelancer is to provide more of what you want. I have some ideas of what that might be, but the only way to know for sure is to ask you before I go too far down the rabbit hole. I want to make sure I’m on the right track.

So here’s what I need from you:

Take just a couple of minutes to tell me about you and your overall thoughts on feelings about my blog.

 

>>Click Here to Tell Me About You<<

 

If you help out,

1) It will mean the absolute world to me to get to know you better

And (most importantly)

2) I’ll be able to customize my blog posts to better suit your needs and preferences

I’ve never done a reader survey on the blog before, but I feel like change is on the horizon. Things have been status quo here for awhile, and status quo never lead to great achievements, did it?

Remember, this won’t take long and I’ll use your feedback to decide what topics to cover in blog posts going forward.

Thank you for reading!

Suzi

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By | 2016-12-21T20:31:07+00:00 November 13th, 2015|7 Comments

About the Author:

Suzi Pratt is an event, food, and concert photographer based in Seattle. She started Intrepid Freelancer to inspire and teach others how to start a photography business. View her at photography portfolio, and subscribe to herYouTube channel.

  • drdroad

    I’m more interested in the photography part than the personal stories. As a long time photographer, I’ve learned long ago the value of talking to other photographers. What problems did you find in trying to do something and how did you overcome them. What new technique do you finally feel you have down. Have you figured out the new import module in Lightroom (I haven’t!). Hope this helps, feel free to ask me questions. My story is a little different than yours, mostly because I travel FULL TIME, my last house has been rented to others for over a decade.

    • Thanks for the insights! I’ve gotten the feeling that I’ve been a bit too personal lately on the blog, and will definitely aim to be more helpful going forward.

      P.S. I would LOVE to hear more about your story, especially being a full-time traveler. Maybe shoot me an email? suzipratt@gmail.com

  • Victor Brd L

    Hello Suzi! To be honest, Im kinda new to this blog and i’ve barely read almost all of you good posts. One thing I would LOVE to see and read about is how to start from the bottom bottom. I know you have similar posts as in how to budget and all that, but what i mean is, for example, my situation, im a graphic designer and a photographer, i would say i have good enough skills to start heading into the open world, but im struggling real hard getting clients or just getting out there as it is. I know for starters i should turn to friends and family, but the problem is those close to you are the ones who most often try to take advantage and basically want it all free, even if you clarify it is not. Not sure if im explaining myself really well, but yeah, that is basically my interest. I just wanna grow myself as a profesional on the freelance path. But anyways, keep it up, one thing i’ll start doing is a blog as soon as im able to start traveling.

    • Great to hear from you, Victor! I completely resonate with your idea to have more “starting from the bottom” type of posts. I’ve been trying to write some here and there, but I think better organizing them into sections would probably help.

      P.S. Off the bat, I definitely think that turning to friends and family and letting them know what you’re trying to achieve is one of the best ways to network. I do this regularly and have never had a friend or family member ask me to do free work; in fact, they usually tell me I’m not charging enough, even when I try to give them a friends and family discount! I think just being open about the fact that you’re serious about starting a freelance business will bring in more paying leads than you might expect. Don’t be afraid to tell your personal and professional network about what you’re up to; more times than not, your family and friends want to be supportive and will probably send you some of your best referrals (I know I can say that is true for me!).

      P.P.S. If you ever start a travel blog, send me a link! I would love to check it out and support you along the way.

  • Yaman Yamaner

    Hi Suzi!
    First of all, thanx for asking for the outsider opinion:)
    In my opinion, there are two things about the blog those need a bit of a change:
    1- the newsletter sign-up page, which slides down itself on every single attempt to surf in the blog. I stopped reading the blog and searched for a tweak etc on your blog, just to turn it off. A continously repeating offer is more than annoying, in my opinion.
    2- Very personal approach in some articles. This is your blog and you have the liberty to run it per your own taste, decisions etc. However, especially on product reviews, maybe the approach needs a bit of change, e.g. Canon 6D.
    The aspects of the product may have disappointed you in some ways. That’s ok. But that’s you. Not me or any other reader. Speaking of myself, i never use the continous shoot function, since my way to take of photos is different than yours. Or, i never needed to use that pc connection port, anytime.
    My point is that, the language may be misleading, especially with product reviews. The product may be totally crap for one, but the heaven to another. “4 aspects to reconsider to buy a Canon 6D” would be a much more appropriate version. Again, in my opinion.

    • Hi Yaman!

      Thanks so much for taking the time to write. Here’s my quick take on them:

      1 – I totally hear you on the intrusiveness of the “Welcome Mat” newsletter signup. This is a marketing feature I’m testing (amazingly effective!), but will definitely tweak it to be less prominent. May even get rid of it altogether at some point.

      2 – Good call on the product reviews. I actually love the Canon 6D and use it more often than any other camera, but you’re right that language can be misleading. I’m aiming to do more of these going forward and am always looking for unique angles to call out in reviews.

      Thanks again Yaman, and don’t hesitate to give me any more feedback.

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