Month

April 2015

8 ways you can end a freelance workday on a positive note

As freelancers, we are especially susceptible to letting our work life carry over into our home life. While some days you may find yourself working late into the night to meet a deadline, most of the time you probably try… Continue Reading →

4 tips for meeting face to face with freelance clients

In today’s world, it’s extremely common to do freelance work for a client without ever meeting them in person. For most freelancers and clients, that system works great. However, there may be times when you need to sit down and… Continue Reading →

Is it ever okay to do freelance work for free?

Just because it’s called “freelance work” doesn’t mean that is should be free. Nevertheless, it is pretty common that freelancers get asked to give away their services. Some people don’t mean any disrespect by asking, but there are some who… Continue Reading →

53 freelancing mistakes that you can’t afford to make

The freelance lifestyle can be fantastic! You don’t have someone constantly looking over your shoulder, you can set your own hours, and even pick the projects that you want to work on. You are your own boss. However, as your… Continue Reading →

How you should be interacting with your freelance clients

As freelancers, we get very used to the words often used in our trade. However, clients may not know exactly what you mean if you talk about ‘kerning’ or ‘SEO.’ When interacting with a client, it’s important to remember that… Continue Reading →

6 steps freelancers need to take to give an accurate estimate.

What should I be charging? Did I give an accurate estimate? Maybe my prices are too high? Too low? Whenever I give an estimate for a job, those are just a few of the questions that go through my head…. Continue Reading →

3 tips to ensure satisfied freelance clients

A satisfied client is a happy client. A happy client means a happy freelancer. So why would you not want to make sure your clients are satisfied with the work you do? Not only will a happy client give you… Continue Reading →

Why being constantly busy won’t grow you’re freelance business

Do you ever have those days where it’s feels like you’ve worked all day, but when you look back, you really didn’t accomplish anything? I know I do. It’s pretty common to associate being busy with working, when in reality,… Continue Reading →

The single best tip for freelancers to find inspiration

Finding inspiration is something that can really feel hot or cold. Sometimes we’re able to find inspiration quickly, other times it feels like it’s impossible. The internet is full of tips and methods on how you can find better inspiration… Continue Reading →

How freelancers need to handle their mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes; it’s a part of life. How you respond to and handle the mistakes you’ve made is what really counts. Owning up to your mistakes and taking responsibility for them is huge. Last spring, I was in the… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can overcome the fear of “choosing a niche”

Choosing a niche can be a scary thing. It feels limiting and counterintuitive. Why would you choose to do only one type of work when you could do it all? Doing so allows you to be seen as an expert. It… Continue Reading →

5 Fatal Flaws of New Freelancers (and How to Fix Them)

When you first begin freelancing, there’s a good chance that there will be some things you don’t do well. You might know it, or you might not. However, there are 5 common flaws that can be deadly for a new… Continue Reading →

This one trick will help freelancers avoid unpaid revisions

I’ll just say it: unpaid revisions are the worst. I’m all for making sure the client is happy with the finished result and the last thing I want to happen is have my reputation damaged, but when you’re not getting… Continue Reading →

The easiest way freelancers can make clients happy

There’s nothing better than finishing a project and having a happy client. After all, who doesn’t want their freelance clients to be happy with the work you’ve done? While yes, sometimes no matter what you do, the client will never… Continue Reading →

4 negotiation tips freelancers should be using

As freelancers, one of the biggest challenges we face is pricing our services. Sometimes everything goes smoothly: you send a client an estimate, they agree, pay the deposit, and you can begin work. However, sometimes things don’t go so well…. Continue Reading →

How to write a better freelance bio

Writing your own biography should be a quick and easy task, but most of the time, that’s not the case. For me personally, writing my bio took much longer than it should have, and I’m still not 100% satisfied with… Continue Reading →

5 steps to transition into freelancing

Making the transition into freelancing fulltime can be a scary thing. We want the freedom that can come with freelancing, but with the security that a “regular” job offers. Freelancers Union offers 5 steps on how you can ease your… Continue Reading →

5 Ways you can deliver freelance work on time (every time)

Meeting every single deadline is a difficult, but doable task. However, it’s extremely easy to fall behind and before you know it, you haven’t missed just one deadline, but many. Gina, from Leaving Work Behind, give us 5 great tips… Continue Reading →

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