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  • Walker Rowe – Expat Programmer and Tech writer living in Chile

    23.05.2016

    Walker started his freelancing career 4 years ago when he moved to South America. Having 30 years of programming experience he is now working as a freelance tech writer. For him the best part about freelancing is the freedom and flexibility he now has. No boss , no office, no fixed working hours are the three main benefits for him . Walkers secret to success is quality instead of quantity...

  • Samantha North- Web Developer and Content Writer from the UK

    27.04.2016

    Samantha, originally from the UK has lived and worked abroad for over 10 years. In 2013 she started her freelancing career while working for a remotely destination company. Even though she started out as a journalist she recently decided to focus more on web development . Samantha is also the founder of Placesbrands, a platform that specializes in telling the true stories of places...

  • Simon Minter – Freelance Designer and Developer from Oxford

    07.04.2016

    Simon started as graphic designer and worked full time for fifteen years. When he realized that everyone was going online he started to learn developing, too. Now he is freelancing and he loves the diversity his job as a designer and developer brings with it. He has a lot of different clients and his projects never look the same. According to him the most important thing to get a job is a good reputation – which you only get when you are a person others enjoy working with...

  • Carolina Correa – Half-Belgian, half-Portuguese Graphic Designer and Digital Nomad

    07.04.2016

    You can definitely call Carolina a digital nomad. She loves freelancing, her job as a graphic designer and traveling the world. Currently she is living and working in Vietnam. Exploring different places and working from abroad gives her inspiration every day. According to Carolina the biggest challenge of freelancing is handling different functions at the same time. You don't only have to be good at design, but also at sales, negotiation, closing deals, networking, maintaining business relations etc. Read more about our freelancer of the week in the full interview!

  • Christian Hernandez – System engineer from Buenos Aires

    29.03.2016

    Christian Hernandez from Argentina has started with full-time employment and is getting step by step into freelancing. His dream is to become a full-time freelancer one day and to freely manage his time. At the moment he is working as external consultant for a company and freelancing at the same time. For him the quality and documentation of your work is the most important thing to be successful on a long-time basis...

  • Stefan Lindblad – Freelance Illustrator, graphic designer and artist

    21.03.2016

    “Being my own boss is so much part of who I am” – Stefan Lindblad from Sweden is a very successful freelance illustrator, graphic designer and artist. He is also one of 8 CorelDRAW Masters in the world. Because he is working in different areas and for a wide range of clients he likes to describe himself as “Jack of all trades”. Getting up early, staying focused, strict deadlines and discipline are his keys to success. To promote his business and to find new clients Stefan swears by the combination of old and new marketing tools...

  • Randi Dumaguet – Freelance Designer and Developer from the Philippines

    17.03.2016

    Randi started freelancing at university to earn some extra money and provided a range of different service, from fixing electronics to graphic design services like designing business cards. His career as a website designer and developer only started when he got his big break developing the website of a world-renowned furniture designer. For him, minimalist interfaces and lightweight code are two important factors for a good user experience...

  • Interview with Justin Kownacki – freelance content and marketing all-rounder

    29.02.2016

    Justin has problems finding an exact term that describes what he is doing. His tasks and projects vary from year to year. So Justin is a freelance writer, a video editor, a project manager and a digital marketer as well. He decided to freelance, because he wanted more control over his time and his career. Because he knows about the challenges of freelancing, he decided to start a coaching service for freelancers to help them have a good start in the freelance sector. Besides Justin highly recommends social media and networking to market oneself and get jobs...

  • Archibald Butler – Website Designer, Developer and passionate surfer!

    16.02.2016

    Archie loves website designing, developing and surfing! To promote himself he likes to share and inspire people by giving some of his knowledge and work away for free. As he wants to choose by himself with whom he works together freelancing is the perfect solution. It also gives him the flexibility to pursue his favorite hobby. However he prefers to work inhouse instead of working from home...

  • Olga Arakelyan – Professional translator, blogger and certified EFL teacher from Russia

    04.02.2016

    Olga is part-time freelancing right now, but she used to freelance full-time. When her daughter was born, Freelancing gave her the flexibility to always be there for her family and helped her grow as a person and as a professional. To her, translation is like making music. Every word has to be on the right place, so the whole text makes a beautiful melody. Her motto is: define what you want, make it your goal and pursue it....

  • Ashley Ennis – Freelance PR expert and brand communications manager

    12.01.2016

    Ashley Ennis who is an expert in the PR industry decided to freelance after she reached a burnout point. Although she had some troubles with the tax laws and implications in the beginning of her career, she didn´t let herself be discouraged and kept on freelancing. According to Ashley treating your clients right and structuring your work day thoroughly will help you build up a solid network of clients and a successful business. Now she is enjoying the flexibility freelancing brings with it and has found the perfect work-life-balance...

  • Ashley Hoyland – Freelance copywriter specialized in sales emails and website copy

    05.01.2016

    Ashley had always wanted to start her own business but discovered her passion for persuasive writing not before she worked for a web designer for whom she handled business development and marketing. After this job she decided to freelance. Since then she had not thought about going back to fulltime employment once. For her the most important thing that you need to have is a huge amount of faith ­ in yourself, in your talent and in your ability to keep going despite what others may think or try to tell you...

  • Hiroshi Ohata – bilingual SAP specialist from Japan

    23.11.2015

    As Hiroshi Ohata from Japan realized that he couldn´t fully develop his skills when working for a company, he became a freelancer. He has developed his skills in the field of SAP and is an expert in troubleshooting, PMO role, MM team leader SAP implementation and S&P process consulting. Moreover he is fluent in Japanese and English and plans to work in Europe as soon as his VISA is approved...

  • Scott Greer – Consultant for Digital Marketing Strategies

    09.11.2015

    “The most difficult part about starting your own business is building up the courage and putting yourself out there.” When Scott and his wife found out they were having a baby, he decided to take the risk and became a freelancer. Word-of-mouth and Scott´s attention to detail have helped him build up a unique selling point and broad customer base. Find out more about Scott and how he successfully established his own business...

  • Yan Gordon – SAP Security & Authorization Consultant

    28.10.2015

    His thirst for more far-reaching knowledge and practical experiences in his area of expertise is the reason why Yan Gordon became a freelancer in the first place. Since then, Yan has been a full-time freelance SAP Security and Authorization Consultant for two years now and still likes to take advantage of every opportunity he gets to broaden his horizon and to improve his skills...

  • Antonio Cruz – Telecommunications and electronics engineer

    12.10.2015

    Our freelancer of the week, Antonio Cruz lives and works according to his motto: “Don’t say: I can’t do this, but: how can I do this?” Because he is from Cuba where broadband internet isn’t available, Antonio is excellent at solving problems and handling difficult circumstances. For four years now he has successfully and with joy found solutions for all kinds of complex problems and wishes that his clients had…

  • Antonio Cruz – Telecommunications and electronics engineer

    12.10.2015

    Our freelancer of the week, Antonio Cruz lives and works according to his motto: “Don’t say: I can’t do this, but: how can I do this?” Because he is from Cuba where broadband internet isn’t available, Antonio is excellent at solving problems and handling difficult circumstances. For four years now he has successfully and with joy found solutions for all kinds of complex problems and wishes that his clients had…

  • Zaneta Baran – Magento Developer

    29.09.2015

    Our freelancer of the week has known right from the beginning, that one day she would like to be her own boss and possibly start her own company. With that in mind, Zaneta Baran started to work on some smaller projects while studying Software Engineering and after that kept going while working as a regular employee to gain experience. Now Zaneta fulfilled her dream and is freelancing full time. She does Magento development and is very happy with it…