Category: Freelancing

Freelancing

5 Tips to Help You Decide Your Rates as a Freelancer

Many have hailed 2013 as the era of the freelancer, and they seem to have a point. ONS Labour Market Statistics [links to PDF] show that between April and September 2013, 15,000 people registered as self-employed, bringing the total of self-employed people in the UK up to 4.2 million. The increase in self-employed people isn't…

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5 Online SEO Services Freelancers Cannot Live Without

This is my collection of online SEO tools that I personally cannot live without. While you can initially use these free of charge, some do require a form of membership so you can harness their full power. Hopefully this list can be useful to fellow freelancers who are trying to market their services online. Please…

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Document Management: Why Freelancers Need The Cloud

Freelancers are usually “on-the-go”, “get-it-done” type of people. They’re running in a thousand directions, working on multiple projects, and trying to reign in new opportunities all at once. Even the best of them have a tough time staying organized and keeping everything in check – especially without overloading their most sacred possession: their computers. Luckily,…

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How I Made Over $7,600 on Elance in Just One Month

A common misconception about freelancing sites like Elance and Odesk are that it's impossible to make decent wages on there due to high competition from offshore competitors. In fact, a recent poll conducted by Freelance Switch showed that less than 50% of freelancers use job bidding sites to find projects and under 15% of freelancers…

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Money Safe

In today’s world of digital transactions and online business, there are even more ways for people to steal your money and your identity. Luckily, there are steps you can take to stay safe wherever you are. Check out these 5 tips for keeping your money secure in an uncertain world. 1. Keep Track of Purchases &…

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Getting Paid: What to Do About Deadbeat Clients

Working for yourself is a dream come true. The home office lets you blend family time with a schedule that pays the bills. However, there is one unsavory character than can throw a wrench in your home-work juggling plan: the deadbeat client. The one that lets invoices sit unpaid for weeks, sometimes months or longer.…

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5 Must Read Books for Freelancers

As a freelancer, you don’t have one person telling you what to do or how to do it.  You have to find your own work. This may involve meeting and working with a bunch of clients. Your brain is a command center and is fully responsible for your success. Independence can be scary. If you…

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How to Become a Freelance Illustrator

So you've decided to quit the 9-5 trend and try your hand at freelance illustration... Some things to consider before you get started: Freelance illustration doesn't pay right away. It can take months, or even years before you're making enough from regular commissions to support your lifestyle. Some months will be extremely busy and some…

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