Alex Solomon

A freelancer’s guide to social media

Using social media for your business can have great benefits. It allows you to get your name out there, be more personable, and give potential clients an inside look at your process, among other things. However, using social media and… Continue Reading →

Do you make this one big mistake when freelancing?

Have you ever been working on a project that you just can’t quite seem to get? It feels as if no matter what you do, it just won’t work.   What do you do to try and get over it?… Continue Reading →

The important first steps you need to start freelancing today!

It takes more energy to initially move a vehicle than it does to keep it moving. The same can also be said for your freelance business. Often times, starting out can be a daunting task. Instead of thinking what we… Continue Reading →

5 tips for telling your story to potential freelance clients

We all have a fantastic story for how we got to where we are today. However, you don’t just need your story to let potential clients know who you are and what you can do for them, you need to… Continue Reading →

14 quick and easy ways to optimize your workspace now!

There’s been a lot of attention recently as to the dangers of sitting in front of a monitor for extended periods of time. As more and more people work jobs that require them use a computer, the issue will only… Continue Reading →

When should you quit your job to freelance fulltime?

It’s one of the most common questions asked when it comes to freelancing. When is it time to finally make the switch? For most people, it comes down to finances. Will you have enough stability to make it as a… Continue Reading →

4 Big mistakes freelancers make when planning for taxes

Taxes are the worst. No matter how much you hate them, you still have to pay. However, filing taxes as a freelancer can vary quite a bit from filing taxes as an employee. I’ve seen many freelancers assume that they… Continue Reading →

5 habits all freelancers should have to get more done

We all want to get more done. Regardless of if it’s more client work, side projects, or building your business, it seems that there are never enough hours in the day. However, there are some good habits that you can… Continue Reading →

4 easy ways to ask for freelance referrals

In the freelancing world, referrals are as good as gold and it’s no secret as to why. Referrals allow you to get your foot in the door without having to do much of the work up front. The referral of… Continue Reading →

How to halve your time spent on freelance emails

What’s are the biggest interruptions to your workflow? If I had to guess, I’d say email would probably be in the top 3; I know it is for me. Although email is absolutely necessary for freelancers, it always seems to… Continue Reading →

Common freelance business mistakes you should avoid

Running a freelance business isn’t easy. Many of us learn as we go. If we make a mistake, we look at what went wrong and then figure out what we can still gain from it. Some mistakes we make are… Continue Reading →

The ultimate social media image size cheat sheet

Having an online presence nowadays is an absolute necessity; and social media is a very quick and personable way to do that. When marketing yourself on social media, it’s extremely important that you appear professional. Having a cover photo or… Continue Reading →

Why your portfolio site isn’t getting you clients

I’m just going to dive right into it on this one. David Tendrich has written an AMAZING article that explains why your portfolio site sucks, and in turn isn’t getting you the amount of clients it should. The best part?… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can find the good in bad advice

Freelancers hear a lot of bad advice. Much of that bad advice comes from those are do not freelance and know little about what is actually involved with freelancing. While most of us just ignore the bad advice, could we… Continue Reading →

Should you be doing freelance quarterly reviews?

Several large companies often do quarterly reviews of themselves and their employees. This usually involves your boss looking at your performance, seeing what you do well, and looking at what needs to be improved upon. As freelancers, we are our… Continue Reading →

How you can find the time to start your freelance business

Making the jump to freelancing is extremely scary and exciting. The thought of doing something that you love and getting paid for it is truly amazing. Taking that thought and turning it into a reality is where a lot of… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can stay motivated while working from home

Working from the comfort of your own home can be great! Studies have shown that people who work from home tend to get more done. But how can you stay motivated when there are so many distractions? Whenever I start to feel… Continue Reading →

9 Lifehacks for boosting your freelance creativity

We all have those days when our brain just doesn’t want to work. As much as we try to come up with a great idea, we end up with nothing. To break the creativity rut, you might try going for… Continue Reading →

A freelancer’s guide to growing your business right now!

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been freelancing for a while, you’re almost always looking to grow your business. The approach you take might differ based on your experience, but the end goal is always the same: growth. Those… Continue Reading →

Freelance Strategy: Set the hourly rate you deserve

Pricing is one of the hardest things to figure out when it comes to freelancing. There are so many different methods that can be used to determine your price that it’s no wonder it can be overwhelming. Often times, freelancers… Continue Reading →

10 Steps for an incredible freelance proposal

Having the ability to write successful proposals is key to the growth of your freelance business. A proposal is often one of the lasts steps you take to ensure you land a new client. However, many freelancers are unsure of… Continue Reading →

How freelancers can write amazing emails that win clients

On average, how many emails do you receive a day? 10? 20? 50? Whatever your number is, chances are that it is a lot. So much in fact, that you probably skim past a lot of those emails. Now think… Continue Reading →

3 Ways freelancers give up negotiating power – and how to get it back

How often do you negotiate with your freelance clients? I know that I don’t do it nearly as much as I should. Have you given up your negotiating power? Check out these awesome tips from Freelancers Union and find out… Continue Reading →

6 Tips for building lasting relationships with clients

When you get a new client, how often are you thinking beyond the initial project? Too often, freelancers only look at the work directly in front of them and fail to see the opportunities that lay beyond. In many situations,… Continue Reading →

7 Self-management strategies for freelancers to optimize their time

Time is an extremely valuable commodity. Wasted time often means lost income. That’s why it’s so important for freelancers to work hard at mastering productivity and optimizing time. Unfortunately for freelancers, a million little things can get in the way… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to face your fears when starting your own freelance business

Starting a freelance business is scary. There are many uncertainties that can cause a lot of fear. However, it’s crucial that freelancers don’t let that fear control them, but instead face it head on. So how do you go about… Continue Reading →

7 Invaluable tips for reducing freelance costs

When you start freelancing, you might find that you’re not as busy as you thought you’d be. I know that when I first started, I just expected the clients to start rolling in from out of nowhere. When they didn’t,… Continue Reading →

Grow your freelance business with 3 simple practices

Growing your business is something that all freelancers should constantly strive to do. However, the majority of the time growing a business is looked at in too simple of terms. You might tell yourself you will grow your business by… Continue Reading →

How to build a powerful personal freelance brand

  Building a strong freelance brand does not happen overnight. It will take lots of hard work, dedication, and determination. If it feels like I’m also talking about building your freelance business, that’s because I am. Your freelance business and… Continue Reading →

Questions every new freelancer has—answered!

If you’re new to freelancing, chances are that you find yourself asking a lot of questions. Asking questions can be easy, but find the answers to those questions can be somewhat difficult. However, the longer you freelance and more you… Continue Reading →

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