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  • 7 Features of the Perfect Landing Page for Your Freelance Business


    If you’re trying to find clients online in any way, your landing page is an essential part of the process. That’s the place people “land” when they click on a link referring them to you. Many freelancers, especially at the start of their careers, just use their homepage as their landing page. However, turning visitors into customers or clients is a tricky process. And it needs its own page.

  • 8 Personal Traits that make a Successful Programmer


    Having a solid set of hard skills like JAVA, Python and C++ is a must for freelance programmers, but there is more to the job than that. Some people, whether through their lifestyle, previous job, talents or surroundings are more likely to become great programmers than others. Why is that the case?

  • Organising Meetups in 7 Steps to Boost Your Freelance Career


    Nowadays, a lot of people look towards the internet when it comes down to networking or special interests. But you don’t have to meet virtually anymore, thanks to Meetup. If you haven’t heard about this service, you’re in for a ride.

  • 10 Most Common WordPress Errors You'll Encounter


    There’s no doubt that WordPress is one of the best content management systems right now. - 28% of the websites on the web is powered by it. But WordPress errors can make you cringe at some point. Check out the most frequently encountered WordPress errors, and how to fix them.

  • How to Create Killer Case Studies for Your Freelance Business


    As a freelancer, recommendations are one of the most effective marketing tools you’ll have to your disposal. Someone else recommending your services and paint the picture of a professional who is great to work with is invaluable. And it is much more believable when it comes from the outside rather than from yourself.

  • Career Insights: What Does a Content Manager Do?


    Ever wondered what the role of a Content Manager entails? In this edition of our Career Insights series, we go into the role, capabilities, skills and typical salary for a freelance content manager, and what you need to do to become one!

  • 6 Steps to Telling Your Boss About Your Freelance Side Gig


    Starting out as a freelancer while keeping your day job is one of the best ways to start out a new career. It’s not hard to see why. First of all, the beginnings of a freelancing career tend to be rather slow. You won’t have a lot of work in the first months. Having your regular old job to go to can be a welcome distraction. Furthermore, you need stability. And there’s few things more stable than a paycheck going in every month.

  • How to Streamline Client Acquisition with a Project Planner & 11 Elements to Add


    You know how some supermarkets have automated checkouts nowadays? They tend to be faster, have fewer unnecessary interactions and allow people to go at their own pace. A similar strategy has been becoming increasingly popular in the freelancing world: I like to call it self-service project planning.

  • The 4 Essential Steps to Hiring for Your Freelance Business


    Freelancers have to learn to rely on themselves – the self-discipline and amount of organization required simply means they fail if they don’t. Sometimes, however, relying on yourself alone isn’t the best path to take.

  • 3 Strategies for Responding to Free Code Test Requests


    Freelancers that do any type of work will encounter the type of clients that request some “proof” that you have the skills you say you have. Freelancers who write code, however, might encounter that on a more regular basis than others. Somehow, it has become a thing that gets asked from coders.

  • The Top 9 Tech Jobs Safe From Total Automation


    With technology developing rapidly all around us, it is easy to begin worrying about one’s own future. And it’s a smart thing to do – robots are already changing the way we work today and will continue to do so. However, there are some things that machines just cannot replicate on a level that humans do.

  • How to Organise Your Files & Folders as a Freelancer


    Organizing your files may sound mundane, but it is actually a helpful skill that has saved me and many other freelancers a lot of time and stress. Know where your files are. There are a lot of compelling arguments for that. First of all, think of all the time you would spend searching for them if there were no organization to them at all. Secondly, what if something gets deleted or forgotten by accident?

  • How to Deal with Clients That Want an Immediate Project Quote


    How do you determine the price of a project without knowing the details? You don’t. Just like a car mechanic cannot tell you what the repairs on your cast are going to cost before they get a chance to look at it and see what’s broken, freelancers often face the same issue.

  • The Job of an IT Architect | Career Insights


    In this third addition to our new article series “Career Insights,” we’re talking about IT architects. If you’re interested in a new freelancer career for yourself, or just wondering what an IT architect actually does - this article will include a job description, required skills and exactly what salaries you can expect in this role!

  • 5 Tips to Designing Chatbots that Sound Natural


    Software that directly communicates with humans to help them solve everyday problems are all the hype right now. With chatbots and voice assistants skyrocketing in popularity, a lot of freelancers and their clients are turning their heads towards that trend.

  • How Your Freelance Business Could Benefit from the Chatbot Trend


    Chatbots are one of the biggest trends in technology right now. And it’s not difficult to see why. Automation has always been a goal of technology and chatbots can automate one of the things that seemed to be very much human-only – conversations.

  • 8 Marketing Essentials for Freelancers


    Without marketing, there is no freelancing. Whether you’re opening up a small local shop or building sites for big companies across the world, there is one common denominator – people have to find out you exist. How do they find out you exist? Ideally, through your marketing efforts and not by chance.

  • The Creative Process: Creating a Powerful Brand Identity


    In this guest post, Samanta outlines her favourite part of being a graphic designer: the creative process. She takes us through every element throughout the decision-making process when designing a completely new brand.