Month

August 2015

5 contract terms that will keep you safe as a freelancer

Writing successful and solid contracts is not always easy. After all, most freelancers are not lawyers. However, freelancers still find themselves in a position where they need to write a contract themselves. When you finally sit down and begin writing… Continue Reading →

5 hacks to help freelancers work smarter

Have you been actively trying to increase your productivity and the efficiency of your workflow? I know that I’ve been trying a lot lately, and unfortunately, I’m not seeing the results I would like. I thought that I was doing… Continue Reading →

6 things freelancers should do every Sunday

When you’re a freelancer, it can be easy to only focus on your business: finding new clients, writing amazing proposals, and completing incredible projects. However, what you do when you’re not freelancing is equally important for the growth of your… Continue Reading →

6 poison words that will cheapen your freelance services

Could what you say actually cheapen your freelance services? It’s very possible. You meticulously work on client work making sure every detail is perfect; so why wouldn’t you do the same for your language? There are 6 words that you… Continue Reading →

12 killer tips for freelance success

So, you want to build a successful freelance business. Do you know the steps to take that will ensure your business will flourish? What are you doing to make that happen? For starters, you should definitely check out this awesome… Continue Reading →

5 things to do when freelance work is running low

Freelancing is full of ups and downs, highs and lows, slow months and busy months. During those busy months, it might feel as if you’ll never get a break. When things slow down though, what do you do? When you’re… Continue Reading →

10 of the best cheat sheets, infographics, and resources for freelancers

I love cheat sheets, although I wouldn’t necessarily call it “cheating.” When you first begin freelancing (and even as you continue to do it), most of the things you learn have to be figured out. There’s not really a particular… Continue Reading →

How you can find quality freelance clients

Quality clients are a key ingredient for a successful freelance business. Without clients, you don’t get paid. While it may be necessary to take on every single client who comes your way, having a lineup of high-quality clients will make… Continue Reading →

Should you freelance?

Diving into the scary world of freelancing brings several uncertainties. Will you make enough money? How will you find clients? What happens if you have a slow month? If you’ve been thinking about becoming a freelancer, then there are some… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can stop scope creep

Scope creep can quickly eat up the entire budget of a project, not to mention your time, if it’s not stopped. However, many freelancers don’t take the necessary measures to avoid scope creep. Tuts+ has put together an amazing article… Continue Reading →

When is it okay for freelancers to work for free?

Is it ever okay to work for free? Yes. However, if you choose to work for free, it needs to be your decision and shouldn’t happen too often. In 2012, I participated in a cross-country bicycle ride with a non-profit organization… Continue Reading →

11 ways freelancers can make more money

When you first start freelancing, it’s important to focus on finding and landing clients. As time goes on, the realities of running a business can begin to set in. You need money to maintain your freelance business and continue doing… Continue Reading →

6 ways to connect with other freelancers

Freelancing can get lonely at times. If you can find ways to connect with other freelancers, you can build an amazing network of support and people you can go to for questions, to bounce ideas off of, and more. Actually… Continue Reading →

How to be a freelancer while working full time

Freelancing while working a full time job can be extremely difficult. After a long day of work, it’s hard to find the motivation to do more work. However, freelancing while working full time can be a fantastic way to make some extra… Continue Reading →

The 11 best time saving apps for freelancers

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been freelancing or how many clients you have, you are always looking for ways to save time. Having more time allows you to take on more projects, spend more time on your current projects,… Continue Reading →

4 easy ways freelancers can conquer cash-flow problems

One of the toughest aspects of freelancing is the uncertainty of your cash flow. Most freelancers simply cannot rely on a certain amount of income each month. Sure, you can look ahead at what clients will owe you and figure… Continue Reading →

Essential tips for freelancers to write the perfect cold email

Cold-calling a client is not an easy thing to do by any means. When doing so, it’s extremely important that you have everything prepared to perfection. Cold-calling through email is great because it allows you to attach files, links, and… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can overcome creative block

Creative block is a freelancer’s worst enemy. There’s nothing quite like trying to come up with ideas for a project only to be left with a blank page. It’s not so much as a matter of if it’ll happen, but… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can confidently raise their rates

Raising your freelance rate can be extremely beneficial, the most obvious reason being that you can make more money. Having an increased income allows you to dedicate more time to projects, improve your business, and create an overall better client… Continue Reading →

3 Freelance habits you need to break

One huge benefit (or possible drawback) of freelancing is that you have a lot of freedom. With all of that freedom comes the potential to form some bad habits. Since you don’t have a boss over your shoulder, you’re free… Continue Reading →

The essential skills you need to be a successful freelancer.

If you want to be a successful freelancer, there are some essential skills that you need if you want to see your business grow. You probably have multiple projects going on at the same time, but how well are you… Continue Reading →

The pros and cons of freelancing digital payment apps

How do you accepts payments for your freelancing projects? Depending on how you get paid for your projects and what platform you decide to use, you could face some slightly heavy fees. If you primarily take digital payments, it’s always… Continue Reading →

3 new tricks that can help any freelancer be productive

In any profession, productivity is a huge deal. However, I would confidently argue that it’s even more important for freelancers. If you’re working a salaried job, you’ll still be paid the same amount for a less productive day as you… Continue Reading →

The resources you need to write your freelance business plan

When many freelancers first begin freelancing, they don’t have a business plan. And for the time being, that may be okay. However, as you develop and grow your freelance business further, you find yourself wondering just exactly what type of… Continue Reading →

23 inspirational resources for freelance designers

If you’re anything like me, then you absolutely love finding inspiration in some amazing designs. There are tons of extremely talented freelancers out there who you can and should be inspired by. But exactly where are you supposed to look… Continue Reading →

5 tips to help freelancers master social media

Social media has become a huge part of our everyday lives and because of that, freelancers can greatly benefit from building a strong brand presence on it. That’s a lot easier said than done, though. With so many different platforms of… Continue Reading →

When do freelancers need a time management plan?

Time management is not an easy skill to master. Many freelancers feel that they do manage their time well. However, are you really being as productive as you think you are? I’m sure you know the feeling. The end of… Continue Reading →

Learn how to prioritize your freelance goals

Freelancers tend to set a lot of goals; and that’s completely a good thing! In order to be successful and grow your business, you need to have goals. Without goals, you have nothing to strive for; nothing to work towards;… Continue Reading →

10 Mistakes Freelancers Make on Business Expenses

When you begin freelancing, you don’t do it to explore the business side of it; you do it because you genuinely love what you do and want to make a living out of it. Due to the nature of freelancing… Continue Reading →

5 Ways You Can Grow Your Freelance Business Right Now

It can be challenge to grow your freelance business while you work on multiple projects and manage your day to day activities. You need to have some time set aside where you specifically focus on growing your business if you… Continue Reading →

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