References have always been key when landing a new job. Now, with the increase of professionals working on a freelance basis, the term reference has morphed into testimonials and recommendations.
Client testimonials are used by all big players online. It has never before been so easy to go online and check reviews for a movie, store, product or service. As it happens, testimonials and reviews can work wonders for freelancers as well!
Freelancing can be great but it can also be pretty hard. Work slowly starts taking up too much of your time - you find you don’t have time to spend with friends and family, you forget about your hobbies, etc. We associate burnout with the corporate world but it is also something that affects freelancers. Here’s what you can do about it.
Outsourcing is something a lot of big companies do today. It can help businesses grow in many ways: finding experts that they don’t have readily available in-house, saving time and money and helping get new points of view and fresh ideas from outside.
Microservice architecture has gained great popularity in recent times. It achieves simplicity in our services and thus ensures a less complex maintenance. Today, Will Manuel Leyton, shows us the implementation of microservices with Spring Cloud and Spring Cloud Netflix.
Working with contracts is essential for running a reliable, functioning and secure freelancing business. Contracts serve as a safety net for both you and your client. But, what should this contract include and is it necessary to sign one?
In a time where competition stresses the best of the best freelancers, portfolios have become more important than qualifications. But for most freelancer designers, developers, and writers, a dark milestone awaits them: confidentiality agreements and NDAs. How can you look past it to create a great portfolio?
Asking for an increase in pay can be uncomfortable for most, if not a risky call. But sometimes, it’s also necessary if you want to grow and define yourself as a successful freelancer. It is important not to undersell yourself and your services. Each year you gain more experience and strive to do a better job – so why shouldn’t this reflect on...
If you’re new to contracting or freelancing there are a few things you need to consider, one of which is how you will account for VAT and whether you’ll use the Flat Rate Scheme. But what is the Flat Rate Scheme and is adopting it the right decision for you and your circumstances?
As someone running their own business, insurance is definitely something you should consider. Whether you want to protect your equipment, your work itself or against any potential injuries, there are tons of freelance and self-employed insurance options out there. However, what do they all mean and do you actually need them?