Are you thinking about getting into WordPress and are unsure whether this is the right path to take? Asking yourself those questions is the first step to becoming a successful freelancer. Committing to a certain niche can set the tone for your entire career, even if it isn’t a commitment meant to last forever.
Freelancing is all about freedom – in determining the work you take, the hours you put in, and the way you run your business. The freedom of picking your workplace is a big part of why freelancing is so awesome. There are many different ways to work and you get to determine what suits you best.
Freelancing is not easy, and it’s not for everyone either. However, I would never go back to a standard 9 to 5. I became a full-time remote freelancer almost a year and a half ago after being let go from a job. Being let go was hard, but I didn’t want to sit around and apply to similar jobs that I would have to travel at least 50 miles to. I was a senior publicist at a New York City PR firm, however, I was living in South Jersey, and travelling a total of 6 hours per day…
We often talk about the right way to approach clients, write an application or find the right contracts. In those kinds of articles, an aspect often goes unmentioned – clients can also make the first step. Obviously, not every freelancing gig is initiated by the freelancer.
As freelancers who do a variety of work for many different companies on a daily basis, we often think that the whole world is used to doing business that way. And while freelancing is growing like crazy, it’s still not a concept that everybody knows inside out. Many clients struggle with choosing from everything you offer and formulating a request – packages can help resolve that issue. How can offering your freelance services as a package help your freelance business? Keep reading!
Some freelancers have a field which they pursue for years – often including education and previous “regular” employment in that field. But others just want to be freelancers. They like the advantages and the freedom that type of work offers, they want to build something for themselves and they have the passion to do it. However, that also might mean they don’t have a specific market in mind. So, how can they find a market that fits their skills?
Marketing is a must for every freelancer. Having a consistent marketing strategy is essential to either start your freelance business or keep it running smoothly. However, with little time to spare, many freelancers end up ignoring this task and this is a big mistake.
Co-working spaces are no longer some crazy niche – as freelancing becomes more viable and more global, the market for sharing an office is here to stay. And as more co-working spaces pop up everywhere, competition also keeps making them better.
The simple and straightforward answer to the question whether or not SAP freelancers can still make a living in 2017, is a plain yes. SAP as a company is financially strong, growing, and heavily investing in innovation. That is all good for freelancer demand. But does it pay?
So you, a freelancer, are creating your new website or reworking your old one and keep having problems with the “About me” section. It’s tough. It has to be short (people have the attention span of goldfishes online), eye-catching, informative, quirky, but still professional, all at the same time. Achieving all of that is impossible. You’ll have to do what works for your business and your personality. Here’s what you should pay attention to:
Let’s face it: No matter who you are and how great of a job you do, there will always be mistakes. And there will always be people that complain. A lot. As a freelancer, this is something you will have to deal with and how you deal with it can determine whether or not you retain these people as clients.
How can you be lonely when there’s millions of people doing the same thing as you do, freelancing? After all, didn’t they say this would be a dream job? That you can: “be your own boss and work whenever and wherever you want”? Well, they weren’t telling you the whole story...
As a freelancer, you’ll have to get used to writing applications – lots of them. It’s a time-consuming process and sometimes a frustrating one. Getting better at it is the only way to change that. That starts with learning to avoid simple mistakes that you might be making without even realizing it. Many of them have little to do with your skills or the quality of your work. Here are 4 things that could be costing you jobs for which you are actually qualified...
At Freelancermap.com, we are constantly trying to connect freelancers and project providers around the world. We work hard so our freelancers are able to easily find interesting projects according to their skill set and experience. That’s why we’ve redesigned our advanced search option for projects. This is a new way for you to quickly find new projects that match your interests and your profile. Want to learn how to use our new search? Keep reading!
We live in the golden age for information – everything is there, just at the tip of your fingers. Podcasts are one of the best things to come out of that trend. They can be anything from funny to scary and sad, but they’re also some of the best sources to get certain information. I love listening to podcasts while cooking or driving long distances, it makes me feel like not a single minute of my life is wasted. Sound good?
The freelancing movement gained a lot of momentum over the last years and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down in 2017. Are you considering jumping into freelancing this year? Maybe you just want to gain some extra money with part-time projects on the side or maybe you are thinking about taking the leap to a full-time freelancing career. No matter what your personal motivation is, in this article we tell you why you should freelance in 2017!
Last Friday 13th January 2017 took place the annual Micro Biz Matters Day. If you haven’t heard about this before, this is an initiative from Tony Robinson (@TonyRobinsonOBE) and Tina Boden (@microBizGirl) that aims to help small businesses in the UK and worldwide to grow their business. It takes place every year and the #MicroBizMattersDay 2017 was again a great success, trending on Twitter most of the day.