July 2015

4 glaring signs you need to take the freelance leap

You’ve thought about making the jump to freelancing full-time, but there’s always something that holds you back. Perhaps you’re unsure if you can support yourself solely by freelancing. Maybe you’re afraid to fail. For many people though, it’s not so… Continue Reading →

How you can avoid freelance burnout

Freelancers tend to live an extremely busy life. Between working on projects, finding clients, writing contracts, marketing yourself, and everything else that freelancers need to do, it’s easy to become burned out. When you’re feeling burned out, you typically don’t… Continue Reading →

How to Interact with Your Freelance Clients the Right Way

Building a positive relationship with your clients is key if you want to be successful as a freelancer. However, many freelancers have difficulty interacting with their clients in a way that fosters that good relationship. It’s important that your clients… Continue Reading →

5 reasons why you’re failing as a freelancer

Freelancing isn’t easy; it takes lots of hard work and dedication to build a successful business from the ground up. Unfortunately, it’s easy to become extremely busy with freelance work. It’s even easier to feel guilty if you’re not putting… Continue Reading →

Improve your productivity and get more freelance work done

How often do you get to the end of a day only to look back and wished that you had gotten more done, been more productive? I know that for me, it happens way more than I’d like to admit…. Continue Reading →

9 sites to find freelance work

Freelancers constantly need new projects to stay afloat. It’s still important that you put yourself and your business out there physically, but there are also plenty of ways that you can find work digitally without ever leaving your office. While… Continue Reading →

A Freelancer’s Guide to Dealing With Illness

No matter how much you try to avoid it, you will get sick at some point. If you’re working at a salaried job, you can just call in and rest. Unfortunately, if you’re a freelancer, you don’t have that luxury…. Continue Reading →

How freelancers can avoid not getting paid

Having a client not pay is something that many freelancers, unfortunately, know all too well. Ideally you want to avoid the situation altogether, but that’s a lot easier said then done. However, there are some measures that you can take… Continue Reading →

6 Most Common Freelance Proposal Mistakes

Being able to find freelance clients is only half the battle, you need to be able to write a fantastic proposal that will seal the deal. However, many freelancers unknowingly make several mistakes when writing and sending their proposals that… Continue Reading →

Freelance Logo Design Proposal for Download

Having a library full of various proposal templates can save you lots of time allowing you to focus more on doing the work that pays the bills. The problem lies in finding top-notch proposal templates to use. Many of the… Continue Reading →

The perfect temperature for freelance productivity

Have you noticed that it’s often harder to be productive when it’s too hot or too cold? I know that on several occasions, I’ve caught myself struggling to get work done, only to look at my thermostat and realize that… Continue Reading →

5 ways to conquer freelancing fear

Freelancing is full of unknowns and those unknowns can be extremely scary. Instead of letting that fear control you, it’s important that you conquer it instead. Figuring out exactly how to conquer it is where things can get tough. That’s… Continue Reading →

How freelancers should handle a time crunch

I’m sure we’ve all been there. Maybe the client needs something completed ASAP or maybe you’ve put it off until the last minute, but regardless of the reason, you’re in a rush to get work done. The way in which… Continue Reading →

5 strategies to beat freelance anxiety

Freelancing is not an easy or a secure job. There are several unknowns that can cause a crippling anxiety if left unchecked. Often times, feeling isolated is a common cause of anxiety among freelancers. Whether you want to seek some… Continue Reading →

How I Used Inbound Marketing to Build My Freelance Business

Constantly searching for new freelance clients can be very tiring. If you can use inbound marketing to attract clients, you’ll be able to spend more time actually working on projects instead of chasing after clients. Think about it: less time… Continue Reading →

Landing your first BIG freelance client

Landing one big client is something that nearly all freelancers strive for. That one client can provide a lot of security through their consistent work that often lasts long-term. However, if you want to land that big client, you need… Continue Reading →

How to manage freelance client requests (after the project is complete)

Let’s say you receive an email from a client that you’ve just finished a project for days earlier. The email might go something like this… “Hi, Thanks again for the logo design; it looks amazing. I need the logo at… Continue Reading →

6 Tips for transitioning from a full-time job to freelancing

So you’ve decided that you want to freelance full-time, but want to slowly transition into it. That’s great! Transitioning into a full-time freelance position is an extremely smart way to go. You allow yourself to maintain the security of a… Continue Reading →

4 smart freelance investments

The freelance market is always growing, always changing and you should be taking action to ensure that you don’t get left behind. Investing in yourself and your business isn’t something that should be considered optional if you’re serious about building… Continue Reading →

3 steps to landing the right clients for you

Freelancers deal with many types of people. While you may be tempted to take on every single client that’s willing to give you money, that may not be the best idea. You should try your best to work with clients… Continue Reading →

11 tools freelancers need for their day-to-day

Freelancers often perform the same minor tasks daily. Tasks such as invoicing, time tracking, email, client management, and more can begin to eat up a large part of your day. If you could find a way to automate those tasks,… Continue Reading →

How you can identify profitable freelance clients

Would you rather have a lot of low paying clients or a few high paying ones? While it is necessary to diversify your income through multiple clients and different avenues, having a few extremely profitable clients adds a great sense of security… Continue Reading →

Free ebook – Time Management for Creative People

Properly managing your time can be one of the biggest challenges freelancers face. In order to build and maintain a successful business, you must know how to manage your schedule in a way that works for you but still increases… Continue Reading →

5 freelance client mistakes that cost you money

Chances are that you’ve made a mistake (or two) if you’ve been freelancing for any time at all. Regardless of if it’s a little or a big mistake, the fact still remains that mistakes do not grow your business. Some… Continue Reading →

The ultimate client management guide for freelancers

Managing multiple clients can be extremely difficult. Many freelancers (myself included) didn’t fully realize the amount of hats that they’d have to wear in order to build their freelance business. The “manager hat” is one that can catch many freelancers… Continue Reading →

4 secrets to freelancing success

Freelancers all strive to create successful and profitable businesses. However, as a freelancer it takes more than simply being able to create a product or offer a service to earn that success. Bidsketch has written a fantastic article that will… Continue Reading →

Be more creative with these 8 tips

Maintaining high levels of creativity is necessary in order to continue producing content for your clients and yourself (which pays the bills.) Sometimes though, you’re just not feeling creative…at all. Creative slumps are the absolute worst and can be extremely… Continue Reading →

Getting your first freelance client

My first couple of freelance clients were either family friends or people that I had known for a long time. When I had an opportunity to work with them, there really wasn’t any convincing that I had to do; they… Continue Reading →

11 ways to get freelance clients to come to you

Constantly being on the lookout for new freelance clients can get very exhausting very quick. Wouldn’t it be nice if the clients came to you instead? Of course it would. One fantastic way to get clients heading in your direction… Continue Reading →

5 ways to land freelance clients offline

There is an incredible amount of places that freelancers can use to find work online. However, you could be missing out on a lot of potential work if you don’t look offline as well. Freelancers Union has put together a… Continue Reading →

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