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


    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!


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    “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


    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


    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


    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…

  • Lovey Pale – Graphic & Web Designer


    “Cultivate an unquenchable thirst for learning” and “never be ashamed to say you don’t know something.” These are two instrumental and honest tips from our freelancer of the week Lovey Pale. Since he got inspired by a fellow designer over seven years ago and decided to become a freelancer himself, these guiding words have helped him through many challenging as well as successful times...

  • Stefano Scarpanti - Senior Software Engineer


    “Think Different! Think for yourself!” This is the philosophy of Stefano Scarpanti, Senior Software Engineer and freelance newcomer from Italy. Upon working for several companies within a regular employment for years, Stefano Scarpanti always felt like something was missing in his life. But just some months ago, he found an answer. When searching for a new job in the internet, he ended up at our IT-job board and decided: Maybe it’s the “freedom” that lacks in my life? An interview with Stefano Scarpanti…

  • Miroslav Belicak - Software Developer


    A personal website and detailed profiles in social networks are the nuts and bolts for freelancers! At least if you believe in the words of an experienced freelancer who’s in the industry since years. We are introducing Miroslav Belicak, a freelance Software Developer from Slovakia. Within a short interview we have pumped Miroslav Belicak for information about how and why to start a freelancing career. Do you also feel like starting a freelancing career? Get inspired by Miroslav Belicak…

  • Sander de Wijs - Wordpress Designer


    Sander de Wijs is an expert in web design and also experienced in psychology. What does psychology have to do with being an IT freelancer you might ask? Well, our freelancer of the week explains it this way: it really is all about triggering the desired human behavior, no matter if in psychotherapy, marketing or web design. Want to hear how else he explains why it is a perfect combination? Then read on...

  • Vladimir Samoilenko - Mobile Application Developer


    Our freelancer of the week is the mobile app developer Vladimir Samoilenko. He is from the Ukraine and can look back on more than ten years of experience in freelancing. Since 2010 he has developed more than 20 mobile applications and upgraded over 15 for iOS and Android. Interested in learning more about Vladimir Samoilenko and mobile app developement? Then read on...

  • Fabio Antunes - SAP FICO Consultant


    “The opportunities always exist; we only have to be prepared when they show up!” Wise words, don’t you think? They come from our freelancer of the week, Fabio Antunes. Fabio is a SAP FICO Senior Consultant and Tax Specialist from Brazil and has been freelancing for five years now. Want to hear more about his experience? Then read on...

  • María Silvia Domeniconi - SAP Consultant


    Our freelancer of the week is María Silvia Domeniconi. The SAP Consultant grew up and lives in Argentina and has been a freelancer for three years now. “There has not been one client who has not offered me to stay in the company as a permanent employee”, she tells us in the interview. But she prefers to keep freelancing. And it goes without saying: She does it with passion and success!

  • Maria Emilia Palet – Industrial Designer


    Our freelancer of the week has the job a lot of people dream about when growing up. Maria Emilia Palet is a designer. She has worked with manufacturers of children´s furniture, lighting systems, outdoor clothing and many more. She really enjoys her work with companies whose values and products she can believe in. Read more about the fascinating Maria Emilia Palet who among other things speaks four different languages…