Betterlance

Freelancers: Improve client followups & fill your pipeline

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Freelancing can be hard and it's often feast-or-famine. We think that improving client communication and increasing followup frequency can help to build a steady and thriving pipeline of work for Freelancers.

March 24, 2020 🎥 Launched Demo Video

Today we launched a new product demo video on our landing page. Its a great quick breakdown of what Betterlance is and how it works. https://betterlance.co/#demo

Quick note: We made this demo video ourselves in about 2 hours for about $50 using iMovies and Canva. This was a new experience but I think it turned out well. 😜

March 23, 2020 🚀Shipped: Freelance Sales Calcuator

Today we shipped a simple calculator to help Freelancers grow their business and hit their sales goals.

https://app.betterlance.co/sales-calculator

If you're a freelancers and you want to grow your freelance business by $10k in new revenue, what kind of sales effort is it going to take? For most freelancers this is a bit of a mystery. However, when you break it down it's really just a simple numbers game.

This calculator helps you identify how many leads you need to contact in order to hit your sales goals.

Check it out: https://app.betterlance.co/sales-calculator

February 28, 2020 Pivot! and new MVP for Freelancers

We're launching a new MVP to help Freelancers improve their client communication and fill their pipelines. Check it out at https://betterlance.co/

Originally we focused on 1-on-1 coaching for Freelancers but found it difficult to get people to committ to a regular cadence of coaching. We decided to pivot to focus more on digital tools to help freelancers improve their businesses.

The first tool we're launching is a client communication tool. It's often feast-or-famine in freelancing. But we don't think it has to be. Instead of waiting until the next dry spell with client work we think you can fill your pipeline by staying in regular contact with your client base. Simple regular check-ins can lead to new leads, projects, and referrals.

We've made it super easy:

  1. Add a list of your clients
  2. Set how frequently you want to follow up with them
  3. Get an automated reminder to follow up
  4. Use our follow up templates to quickly send emails to your clients
  5. Reap the benefits

Our hope is that this helps freelancers take better advantage of their best source of additional income; previous clients and existing network.

August 7, 2019 🎉 1st paying customer!

After a few weeks of talking to customers and working on an MVP we decided to pair back our full offering to something more simple and shippable. Now we have our first paying customer. 👍

Today we launched Manager by Betterlance. Manager lets freelancers hire a real person to help them plan, prioritize, and stay focused every week.

We launched on Product Hunt: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/manager-by-betterlance

https://manager.betterlance.co

Freelancing can be hard and it's often feast-or-famine. We think that improving client communication and increasing followup frequency can help to build a steady and thriving pipeline of work for Freelancers.