Freelancer Tips


  • Career Insights: What Does a Network Engineer Do?


    In this edition of our Career Insights series, we’re taking a look at the role of a network engineer and discussing what exactly they do, the skills required, and the average salary an experienced network engineer can expect to make.

  • KPIs for Freelancers: How to Track the Growth of Your Freelance Business


    There are many ways you can measure success as a freelancer. How much money you’re getting is one, but it isn’t necessarily the most important. Other aspects you might want to keep track of include how many clients you’re getting, what you’re really earning per hour and the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. If you want your business to do well, “going with the flow” isn’t really going to cut it.

  • 11 Real Freelance Horror Stories


    Working as a freelancer is great - you forget the commute, you work your own hours...but it can be also unpredictable! You can work with incredible easy-to-work-with clients, but a crazy one can slip in from time to time. You might have a lot on your plate and with an overloaded schedule, there’s room for mistakes!

  • How to Create a Course and Sell Your Freelance Knowledge


    Online courses: how many have you seen on the Internet? If you’re already running your own freelance business, you might be asking yourself whether investing the time and effort into building a course is really worth it. Creating a course could definitely benefit you and your freelance business, especially in the long term.

  • Alternative Financing Methods – Invoice Factoring Pros and Cons


    Freelancers, especially at the beginning of their career, are very reliant on cash flow – how much money comes in and how quickly it does so. This is a factor that will make or break businesses. One of the ways freelancers can speed up their cash flow is invoice factoring.

  • Writing an Invoice for Freelancers – Tips, Tricks & Templates


    What would a freelancer do without invoices? Absolutely nothing! Learning how to write a special invoice is a crucial skill for any freelancer. Not receiving the correct amount of payment or not receiving it on time is a problem many freelancers face. A good invoice is often the key to solving these problems.

  • 4 Templates every Freelancer should have


    Bureaucracy is something few beginners consider when going into freelancing. However, handling different kinds of documents is a significant part of the job description, so you better be prepared. It might seem intimidating at first, but with the right system you can save yourself a lot of time.

  • Writing proposals as a freelancer - tips and tricks


    Freelancers often have to write proposals in order to receive projects. The same applies here at Writing proposals can sometimes be very tricky, but having a couple of things in mind can make a great difference in the way you approach this task and, more importantly, in the way employers evaluate your proposal. Here are a few steps that will hone your proposal writing skills and increase your chances to get contracts.

  • Order Confirmation Letter Template for Freelancers


    Proposed and secured a new project with a client? Time to send an order confirmation. Download our free order confirmation letter and adapt it for your business! Available in several formats: Word, PDF and more.

  • How to deal with late payments as a freelancer


    It’s the bane of freelancing existence – getting paid late. At best, dealing with that wastes valuable time that could be spent working or enjoying your life. At worst, late payments mean that you’re unable to pay essential bills like your rent.

  • How to Retain Users on Your App


    There are millions of apps out there. In the first quarter of this year, there were 3.8 million apps on Google Play alone. In 2017, there were up to 178.1 billion mobile app downloads worldwide; that is more than 23 times the current global population. With so many apps - some of which perform the same function - vying for the attention of the public, what are the chances of your app standing out?

  • How to Improve Your Freelancer Website: Page speed, UX, and More!


    Your freelance website is your chance to showcase your personality and experience as a freelancer, and will often be one of the first ports of call your potential clients will make when ascertaining whether you are suitable for their needs.

  • Career Insights: What Does a SharePoint Consultant Do?


    In our ‘Career Insights’ series, we take an in-depth look into the interesting fields in which a freelancer can work. Today, we’re looking at another highly-niched freelance role: a SharePoint Consultant. Find out what exactly a SharePoint Consultant does, what skills they need, and the potential income someone with these skills can earn.

  • How to Find Topics to Write About in Your Freelance Blog


    There are many benefits to running a freelance blog alongside your freelance business, but what happens when you run out of article ideas?

  • Local SEO for Freelancers: Rank as an Expert in Your City


    Many people think the concept of SEO is too complicated to master, when in fact you can make a few small changes to your website to start rising in search engine rankings.

  • Career Insights: What Does a Salesforce Developer Do?


    Welcome back to another installment of our career insights series, where we take an in-depth look into some of the most well-paying and interesting careers a freelancer can do.

  • The IT freelance market in Germany - 2018 Market Insights


    How is the current IT freelance market in Germany? Our colleagues at asked over 1.000 IT freelancers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland about their rates, income, client relationship and more. We've compiled the most interesting insights!

  • Building a Freelance Website: Should I Get Self-Hosted or Free Hosting?


    When setting up a freelance website for your business, one of the first decisions you will need to make is whether to use a free or self-hosted platform. Here, we’re going to cover why investing in a self-hosted blogging platform may be the better option for your freelance business in the long run.